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Herb and Garlic Seasoned Snack Crackers

Herb and Garlic Seasoned Snack Crackers

We have turned the corner and we’re entering into the magic of the holiday season! And with that come hectic schedules and frequent guests. So let’s stir up some easy snacking for casual entertaining.

Salty, savory and highly habit forming. These delightful little snacks fall into the category of things that are ridiculously simple to make. All that’s required is a little measuring, a bit of whisking and an overnight chill.

My Mom, like many of her friends would make snack mix by “doctoring up” a menagerie of ingredients – cereal, pretzels, nuts or just crackers. Some spices or herbs and a bit of seasoning all tossed together and in no time “off the shelf” had been elevated to new levels.

Mom taking a break from a hectic day of cooking, wearing her “the power of a woman” apron! Gotta love the plaid sofa, but hey it was the 60s!

This is one such snack and a more recent addition to the category. No doubt we’ve all enjoyed those famous round buttery crackers – they’ve been around since the 1930s. But the little cheese bits are a more recent addition to that familiar brand and they lend themselves quite nicely to an extra dash of seasoning and herbs. All the ingredients are pantry staples that you might already have on hand – a packet of ranch dressing mix, dried dill, celery salt plus both garlic and onion powder and rich extra-virgin olive oil.

Whisk everything together and toss with a generous amount of the cheese bits crackers. Then give them an overnight chill so they have plenty of time to soak up all that goodness.

That’s it. Nothing hard or complicated.

Bag up a bunch for a tasty hostess gift or serve them up by the fire with your favorite cold brew!

Herb and Garlic Seasoned Snack Crackers

2 boxes Ritz Bits Cheese Crackers, 8.8 ounces each – about 6 cups

1 package Hidden Valley Original Ranch dressing mix, 1-ounce

1 tablespoon dried dill

1 teaspoon garlic powder

¾ teaspoon celery salt

¾ teaspoon onion powder

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Toss the crackers into a large mixing bowl. In a separate mixing bowl whisk together the dressing mix with the dill, garlic powder, celery salt and onion powder.

Pour the olive oil into the herb and seasoning mix, whisking to blend together.

Drizzle the seasoning mixture over the crackers and stir to coat well. Transfer the crackers to a container, cover and chill for 24 hours to allow the seasoning mixture time to soak into the crackers.

Keep refrigerated. Let the crackers warm slightly to room temperature before serving.

Makes about 6 cups of snacks.

Herb and Garlic Seasoned Snack Crackers, courtesy of Preserving Good Stock

November 1, 2019
: Makes about 6 cups of snacks.

Salty, savory and highly habit forming. These delightful little snacks fall into the category of ridiculously simple to make. All that’s required is a little measuring, a bit of whisking and an overnight chill.

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Ingredients
  • 2 boxes Ritz Bits Cheese Crackers, 8.8 ounces each - about 6 cups
  • 1 package Hidden Valley Original Ranch dressing mix, 1-ounce
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¾ teaspoon celery salt
  • ¾ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
Directions
  • Step 1 Toss the crackers into a large mixing bowl.
  • Step 2 In a separate mixing bowl whisk together the dressing mix with the dill, garlic powder, celery salt and onion powder.
  • Step 3 Pour the olive oil into the herb and seasoning mix, whisking to blend together.
  • Step 4 Drizzle the seasoning mixture over the crackers and stir to coat well.
  • Step 5 Transfer the crackers to a container, cover and chill for 24 hours to allow the seasoning mixture time to soak into the crackers.
  • Step 6 Keep refrigerated. Let the crackers warm slightly to room temperature before serving.


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