Party Cracker Mix

You can make up your own seasoned crackers with this recipe.  Three boxes of the crackers you use and some seasonings make for a tasty snack. These flavorful seasoned crackers can be made in less than 20 minutes!  
A bowl of three different types of seasoned crackers.

Are you looking for something different to serve at a party? These seasoned crackers turn ordinary crackers into something much more! I will let you in on a secret, sometimes I will purchase store brand crackers for that are less expensive, and turn them into deliciously seasoned crackers.

This is one of my Grandmother’s famous Road Trip recipes. My Grandmother, and Grandfather McDowell, have always had massive road trips, and they always equip themselves with all sorts of snacks.  We didn’t stop unless we needed to get gas, but that never stopped the hunger pains, so this is one of those snacks that my Grandmother would make up, and they tasted great! Source Virginia McDowell. Jefferson City, Mo. 1975.

How to Make Party Cracker Mix

I have to say this recipe is super easy to make. You will need three boxes of crackers, any type you like. You will also need vegetable oil, garlic salt, seasoned salt, and some dry Ranch salad dressing mix.

Three boxes of crackers, vegetable oil, seasoned salt, and garlic salt on a table.

First, you will make the seasoning mixture, by combining the vegetable oil, garlic salt, seasoned salt in a bowl.
A bowl with vegetable oil, dry Ranch salad dressing mix, garlic salt, and seasoned salt.

Stir to combine the seasoning mixture.
Mixing together vegetable oil, seasoned salt, dry Ranch Salad dressing mix, and seasoned salt.

Pour this seasoning over the crackers quickly. And stir the crackers well to coat them perfectly.
Pouring a seasoning sauce over crackers to make them taste great.

Now comes the hard part, you will need to wait a couple of hours before serving. But, let me tell you, these are so worth the wait. Ordinary crackers are transformed into tasty treats everyone will love. I think these are almost as good as Chex Mix. In no time all, you can have this favorite party cracker mix to serve at your games or even bring on a road trip like my family used to do!

A bowl of seasoned crackers.

A bowl of three different types of seasoned crackers.

Party Cracker Mix

This seasoned cracker mix transforms ordinary crackers into something that tastes oh so good. 
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Party Cracker Mix
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 210kcal


  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 package Ranch House Dressing

Mix well and add

  • 12 ounces wheat thin crackers
  • 12 ounces cheese crackers
  • 12 ounces Ritz crackers


  • In a small bowl combine 1 cup vegetable oil, 2 teaspoons garlic salt, 1 teaspoon seasoned salt, and 1 package of dry Ranch salad dressing mix.
  • Add 36 ounces of crackers into a large bowl, and stir to combine the crackers. 
  • Stir the seasoning mix again, and pour slowly over the crackers.  Stir the crackers until they are evenly coated.   Store crackers in an airtight container.  
  • Crackers taste best if they are allowed to rest for a couple of hours before serving. 


  • Any types of crackers will do! You just need 36 ounces of crackers.
  • You could use pretzels in this mix!
  • This cracker mix freezes well
Recipe originally from Virginia McDowell, Jefferson City, Missouri.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 725mg | Potassium: 16mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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