Ranch oyster crackers, how I love thee, let me count the ways! You are crunchy and salty… and ranch-ee… okay, I went a bit too far. These are one of those treats that my mom made for me as a little girl, so they are very nostalgic. I can still remember sitting in my pink tights on the living room floor fresh from ballet class watching Heman and She-Ra bounding around on the back of a green and orange striped cat, all the while I am munching on these little nuggets of joy and through spit stuttered sentences yelling things like, “by the power of greyskull…I have the power!” Oh yeah, I loved She-Ra. What was not to like? She-Ra was a friggin’ bad ass, had a super cute outfit AND she owned a Pegasus/Unicorn, the coolest hybrid animal ever to grace animation. But I digress…
As I have grown older, I continue to make these oyster crackers for snacks every once and a while and everyone I give them to feel the addictive powers of the crackers tugging them in for more and more. This is one of those definites for my yearly holiday basket, as everyone loves them, even my husband’s family has asked that I make more to put in the basket, because they wait all year in anticipation of these crackers. SO if you are in need of a snacky snack, this is a winner!
Ranch Oyster Crackers
¾ cup salad oil (vegetable oil)
1 envelope Ranch Salad Dressing mix
½ tsp dill weed
¼ tsp lemon pepper
¼ tsp garlic powder
12 oz. plain oyster crackers
Whisk together first five ingredients. Pour over crackers. Bake at 275 for 15-20 minutes.