These ranch oyster crackers are the perfect snack! You’ll be eating these crunchy little crackers coated in zippy dill and garlic by the handful! Plus they can be made in the oven or slow cooker at your convenience.
Ranch Oyster Crackers
This recipe for ranch oyster crackers has been a snack staple in my family for years.
These toasty ranch oyster crackers are so addicting!
They make a wonderful appetizer at any party and are a favorite snack for munching on game day.
If you’re a ranch fan you definitely have to try these!
We love ranch on salads like Bacon Cheddar Ranch Pasta Salad, but especially in appetizers.
This recipe has been around for decades, but I’ve found that the cracker package size has changed over the years, so I adapted the classic ranch crackers to the most current measurements.
Ranch Oyster Crackers No Oven
Did you know you can make oyster crackers in the crock pot?
They’re traditionally baked at low heat in the oven, but your slow cooker can do that too!
I’ve found that the slow cooker is not necessarily faster or easier, but it does allow you free up your oven for other dishes, especially if you’re making multiple recipes for a party.
It also comes in handy in the summer when I refuse to turn on the oven and heat up the house.
So depending on your circumstances, you may prefer one method over another.
The original recipe calls for vegetable oil to be used in the coating.
I prefer the flavor of butter, but either one can be used.
If using butter, you’ll need to melt it before mixing with the other spices.
Next, toss the seasoning with the crackers.
This can be done in a bowl, right in the crock pot or in a zip-lock bag for easy cleanup.
At this point they can be lightly toasted in the oven, or in your slow cooker.
Allow the crackers to cool completely before serving for optimal crispness.
Packaged up in airtight containers, these oyster crackers also make great gifts!
We are so crazy about appetizers that sometimes we’ll make an entire dinner out of them.
I love parties (like the Super Bowl) where I can serve an assortment of small bites.
I’ve found that the key is a variety of hot and cold dishes, as well as different textures such as crunchy ranch oyster crackers and melty, gooey Bolitas de Queso (fried cheese balls).
No matter the occasion I hope you enjoy these crackers as well!
Oven method: Slow cooker Method: As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 131 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 10mg Sodium: 207mg Carbohydrates: 16g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 0g Protein: 2g
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