This is by far our most requested snacking recipe when we gather with friends and family. We HIGHLY recommend that you use Oyster Crackers, rather than saltines as they're so much easier to grab a handful and then pass the bag along to the next person.
2/3-1 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
(2) Pkg Liss Italian Dressing Seasoning Mix OR 2 pkg Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix (OR 1 pkg Italian Dressing Mix AND 1 pkg Ranch Dressing Mix)
3 tablespoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 (16.5 ounce) package saltine crackers Or Oyster Crackers (or 2- 10oz packages)
In a small bowl combine vegetable oil, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, dressing mix, and crushed red pepper flakes. Whisk until well combined. Empty 2 sleeves of crackers into a 1 gallon ziploc bag, pour half of the firecracker juice over the crackers.
Empty the remaining 2 sleeves of crackers into another 1 gallon bag and add the remaining firecracker juice. Seal the bags, shake gently to coat well with seasoning/spices. Let the bags set for about an hour, shake/turn to coat the crackers and allow them to set for about 8 hours or overnight before serving.
If you're preparing these on game day, do it early in the morning so they're ready to serve by gametime! Consider yourself warned, They'll be salty if they aren't allowed to set the proper amount of time! If you let them set for at least 8 hours, they'll be perfect.