Well everyone, it’s officially football season, and I am looking forward to cheering my Seahawks on to another Superbowl this year. I’m also looking forward to watching my boyfriend, Pete Carroll on television for 3 hours every Sunday. (It’s okay to have a big crush on the coach as long as that isn’t the reason you watch the team. – although if it is, I will not judge because look how cute he is.) He is a silver fox. Anyway, I digress.
Now, onto these crackers. My friend Leina makes something similar with oyster crackers, and we love them, but I would have never thought to do it with Cheez-its until I saw this awesome recipe on Plain Chicken.
The beauty of this recipe is that it takes two minutes to throw together and people will rave about them. Rave. It is a cheap, delicious snack with an awesome bite, and it is perfect for a poker game or a party or a football get together. The cheesy crackers baked crispy with ranch and red pepper flakes simply can’t be beat. Move over pub mix!
Recipe from Plain Chicken
1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
1 – 1oz package of dry ranch dressing (I like Uncle Dan’s)
3-5 tsp of red pepper flakes, depending on how spicy you like them
1 -13.7oz box of Cheez-its.
Preheat the oven to 350°. Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Spread on a large rimmed baking sheet. Bake for 15-20 minutes, stirring halfway through. Store in an airtight container after cooled.