These are great for holiday parties, hence the name. (I call the less-spicy ones Sparklers.)
1 box saltines
3/4 c. canola oil
1 pkg. dry Ranch dressing mix
2-3 Tbsp. crushed red pepper flakes, per your taste
Place crackers in large bowl with a lid that seals well.
Mix oil, Ranch mix, and pepper in 2-cup measuring cup and pour over crackers. Seal with lid. Turn bowl over every 5 minutes for 30 minutes, then remove from seasoning mix.
Store in a covered container.
These are great with cheese and summer sausage, chicken salad, or tuna salad.
*Do not substitute Ritz crackers for the saltines. They have a different texture and will be much treasure than the saltines. I haven’t tried this with Cheez-its, so I’m not sure how they would compare.