Monday, January 11, 2010

Mmmm Mmmm Monday…

Over the holidays I became an addict. I am surprised at how easy it was. I really thought I was a stronger person. But I am weak. After the first free ones, (from my Dad & ORMom, no less!) I couldn’t keep up. I couldn’t get enough. I had to have more. I even went out in the night for the supplies to make my own.

Yes, my name is Dawn and I am addicted to Karen’s Hot CRACKers.

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I’m telling you, if you set out these CRACKers for your Super Bowl party, you’ll have addicts, too they will be gone in no time. They are way better than potato chips. Better than peanuts. Better than cheetos. Not better than chocolate, what are you, crazy? But really, I suggest making two batches. They’re that good. I’ll show you how!

First, let’s get the ingredients out. Canola oil, red pepper flakes, garlic powder(if you like), a large package of Ranch Dressing mix and a box of saltines. That’s it.

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First you mix together 1½ cups of canola oil, the pkg of Ranch dressing mix, 2-3 tablespoons of red pepper flakes, and garlic powder (if you like, which I do).

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Then you pour this over the whole box of saltines (that’s 4 sleeves, in case you buy your crackers at Costco, like I do. Now. Thank you, CRACKer lady)

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Stir gently, or turn container, every 15 minutes for 1-2 hours. After that, you will have a surprisingly un-oily addictive little snack. Store in a large ziplock bag (if they’re around long enough to store).

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Oh yes, you’ll have to make your own, because seriously- I’m not sharing.

12 comments:

  1. I can't believe your crackers look so good, mine would be crumbs. I love recipes like this and you did a great job with your tutorial!

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  2. That sounds really good. Except for the spicy part. I'm a complete wimp when it comes to hot stuff. Maybe I could alter the recipe, because I LOVE crackers of any kind.

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  3. Mandy made these as an appitizer for Christmas dinner! Nick love'em!! Me too!!

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  4. We really didn't mean to lead you down that slippery slope to addiction. Maybe you should wait to start your 7-step program until after the Super Bowl.

    And BD, yes, you can adjust the red pepper flakes to make it as hot or mild as you like.

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  5. I stole some of Dawn's stash to get addicted myself. And I can completely vouch for the taste. I ran right to the store to make them for my clan. Soon enough, we'll all be in rehab (or as some call it, Jenny Craig).

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  6. Oh man, this sounds so easy and delicious. I'll have to make it for our Super Bowl party. First, I'll make a batch for myself and THEN I'll make some to share.

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  7. Those look SO. GOOD. But as with any new thing I make around here...I would be the only one who liked it, and then I would end up eating them all. Hmmm, I wonder why I'm the only fat one around here? Stupid picky family. I may make some anyway. :)

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  8. BD, they really aren't as hot as you would think. And you can put a little less red pepper flakes in them.

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  9. Those look delicious! A think these would be great with soup too! I can see diving into these every afternoon around 4.

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  10. These will be on my list to make as soon as my arm gets out of the cast or whatever it is they're putting me in Wed! YUM!

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  11. OMG, a cup and a half of oil?
    I can't do it, Dawn. I can't!

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  12. I can't thank you enough for giving me this recipe as now I am craving these. Wait, I was craving these before I begged for them on facebook. Love you guys and miss card night.
    Happy Holidays! Barbie

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