Spicy Oyster Crackers

Oyster crackers are a favorite snack in our household. No, not right out of the bag. Those are rather boring. No, we flavor them up! They’re easy to make, inexpensive, and there are a lot of ways to flavor them. And they’re crunchy. Good-n-crunchy. And since we both like a little kick, spicy oyster crackers are a recurring favorite.

Spicy Oyster CrackersThese spicy oyster crackers have a lot of kick. You might want to tone it back a bit if you’re taking a batch to co-workers! Or not. Just put a sign by the bowl that says ‘spicy’. I think that frees you from any legal responsibility, right?

Spicy Oyster Crackers

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme crumbled
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill crumbled
  • 1 16 ounce package salt free oyster crackers


  • Preheat your oven to 300 F.
  • Combine all ingredients except for the crackers in a large bowl.
  • Add in the crackers and toss to coat well.
  • Line a large baking sheet (or two) with parchment paper.
  • Pour the cracker mixture onto the baking sheets and spread out evenly.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Stir and flip and bake another 10 minutes or longer until golden brown.
  • Let cool before serving. The crackers will crisp up more once cooled.

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