Alabama Firecrackers

It doesn’t matter how old you are, buying snacks for a road trip should always look like an unsupervised 9 year-old was given $100.


Can one really go on a road trip without multiple snacks to eat while you drive? Hell no! 

That would be like going to a Mexican restaurant and not eating any chips and salsa as you wait for your meal to come. It’s sac-religious! 

Last weekend, we drove to Washington DC for the weekend. I had never been, one of my college best friends lives there & Ryan and I wanted to take one last trip before the summer comes to a close so we couldn’t think of a better place to go. 

Before we left, I was recipe testing for a new tailgate/football party snack, so I brought it with me on the trip. I posted about it on my Instagram stories & had so many of you ask for the recipe that I decided to share it with you ASAP. My Alabama Firecrackers are the perfect road trip, tailgate or party snack you never knew you were missing & I can’t wait to share the recipe with you!

Alabama Firecrackers

How to make Alabama Firecrackers:

To make this delicious snack, first preheat the oven to 275 degrees.

Alabama Firecrackers

Grab a small bowl and add 1 tbsp garlic powder, italian seasoning & red pepper flakes. 

Alabama Firecrackers

Next, add in 1/3 cup of vegetable oil & 1 packet of Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch mix.  

Alabama Firecrackers

Mix all of your wet ingredients together to create your “firecracker” sauce.

ALabama Firecrackers
Alabama Firecrackers

Next, grab a larger bowl and add in 2 cups of mini saltines, mini goldfish & oyster crackers each. 

Alabama Firecrackers

Add in your “firecracker sauce” & mix everything together until all of your crackers are well coated.

Alabama Firecrackers

Place your Alabama Firecrackers onto a large non-stick baking sheet & bake them in the oven for 10 minutes. Flip/mix up your crackers halfway through the baking process.

Alabama Firecrackers

When your crackers are ready, remove them from the oven. Allow to cool then serve & enjoy!

Alabama Firecrackers
Alabama Firecrackers
Alabama Firecrackers

These Alabama Firecrackers truly live up to their name. They are spicy but leave you wanting more. Whether you are on a road trip, at a football tailgate or having a party with friends, these crackers will always be a hit. You will find yourself going back for handfuls at a time!


5 from 1 vote
Alabama Firecrackers
Alabama Firecrackers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
  • 2 cup goldfish, mini
  • 2 cup saltine crackers, mini
  • 2 cup oyster crackers
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 packet Hidden Valley, buttermilk ranch mix
  • 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp italian seasoning
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

  2. Into a small bowl add garlic powder, italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, ranch mix & vegetable oil.

  3. Using a whisk, mix all of your ingredients together.

  4. Into a large bowl add goldfish, saltines & oyster crackers. 

  5. Mix your crackers together then add your wet ingredients to the bowl.

  6. Combine everything until your crackers are coated in the “firecracker sauce”.

  7. Spread your crackers onto a non-stick baking pan & place in oven. 

  8. Bake your Alabama Firecrackers in the oven for 10 minutes. Give them a good shake and flip crackers halfway through baking.

  9. When your crackers are baked, remove them from the oven. Serve & enjoy!

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  • 5 stars
    These are the best! Once you start snacking they are hard to put down. Take them away please before I eat all of them 😂😂
    Thank you for sharing ,,,,, my daughter said this is all I have bring for get togethers from now on.