On the Seventh Day of Christmas … Ranch Oyster Crackers

Okay, so it isn’t sweet, but I need a break. I am chocolated out … until tomorrow!

Oyster crackers are a holiday favorite around my house. They always make me think of my daddy. Every year at Christmas he has always made these for the family, and up until a few years ago I thought he was the only one that could make them. I thought he had a secret recipe.

I guess you could say I was relieved when I found out they were easy to make, because my dad had to take a break from making these crackers in order to fight an ugly battle with a beast called cancer. He beat the beast, and the next Christmas he was back to making the crackers. Yeah!!! They are never as good as when my dad makes them. However, he has slowed down a bit, so he much prefers for us to make our own, so we do.

Today, I made a double batch, and tonight I have about 1/3 of it left. I guess I’ll need to make so more later this week. I hope you enjoys these little crackers as much as my family does.

Ranch Oyster Crackers

Gather all of your ingredients for a quicker assembly.

16 oz. oyster crackers
1/2 c. vegetable oil
1 pkg (1 oz) ranch seasoning
1 tsp dill
3/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp lemon pepper

1.) Preheat oven to 275 degrees.

2.) Put the oyster crackers in a gallon ziplock bag (easiest clean up, however you can use a large bowl.)

3.) Add in the oil, and shake to coat the crackers. If the crackers are still to dry you may add in a little more oil.  Try not to make them to oily.

4.) Add in ranch seasoning, dill, and garlic and shake to coat.

5.) Spread crackers on a large cookie sheet, and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

You may keep the crackers for yourself, or you could put them in a nice tin and give them as a gift. They are going to be part of my goody baskets along with my peppermint bark, chocolate covered pretzels, white chocolate popcorn, and peanut clusters.

Stay Tuned For:
The Eighth Day of Christmas … Peanut Clusters
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6 Responses to On the Seventh Day of Christmas … Ranch Oyster Crackers

  1. Sue Fry says:

    These Ranch Crackers are delicious! After baking and cooling, the seasoning is not staying on the crackers. Any advise?

    Loving your 12 Days of Christmas and hearing about your family.

    • Hi Sue,
      I would suggest increasing the oil by about 1/4 c. I try to minimize the amount of oil, but when I do that, it also minimizes the stickiness. That should solve the problem. I am glad you enjoy the crackers they are so addicting. I am also glad you are enjoying the posts. If you keep checking in you will get to see some of the craziness. Have a Merry Christmas.

  2. Rene Lynch says:

    I can’t wait to try this, a nice break from all the sugar this holiday season. I’ll bet they’re be great with a soup — maybe lentil soup. Glad to hear that your dad was victorious: Here’s wishing him all the best.

  3. Brandi says:

    I teared up when you said he stopped making them because of cancer. I love these things! I lost my sister to cancer and the Christmas before she passed she had started a binder cookbook of some of her favorite recipes. She even gave me extra plastic sleeves to add my own. YOUR RECIPE WILL BE IN THERE!!!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Merry Christmas!

    • Thank you for stopping by. I am sorry for your loss, I don’t think it ever gets easier. Cancer is a nasty beast. Since my dad was diagnosed with cancer and suffered radiation damage to his spine he hasn’t cooked, so every Christmas I make sure and ply him with all kinds of goodies.

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