Both Food.com and AllRecipes.com have highly rated recipes for spicy saltine crackers. Food.com's spicy hot cracker recipe is quick and easy, requiring just 15 minutes to prepare. The Alabama fire crackers on AllRecipes.com are more complex and need to be prepared a day in advance.
To make Food.com's spicy hot crackers, combine 1 1/2 cup of canola oil, one 16-ounce package of saltines, one package of ranch dressing mix, and 2 tablespoons of red pepper flakes in gallon-sized freezer bag. Flip the mixture repeatedly to combine for 15 minutes. This recipe serves 12-20 people.
For the Alabama fire crackers, combine 1 2/3 cup of vegetable oil, 3 tablespoons of red pepper flakes, two envelopes of ranch dressing mix, 1 teaspoon each of garlic and onion powder, and 1/2 a teaspoon of black pepper in a 2-gallon plastic bag. Shake to combine. Add one 16-ounce package of multi-grain saltine crackers. Turn to coat crackers. Turn every hour or so for the next three to four hours to allow the oil and spice mixture to fully coat the crackers. The crackers will be ready to serve after sitting overnight. This recipe will satisfy a slightly larger crowd, as it serves approximately 20 people.