After making (and devouring) a big batch of my Sriracharitos (Sriracha-flavored tortilla chips) the other day, I still had Sriracha snacks on the brain. I noticed a bag of oyster crackers in the pantry, so the next step was pretty obvious: Sriracha oyster cracker bites. Easy to make, and addicting as anything you can imagine. A great crunch and of course, a little Sriracha kick. Don’t like a lot of heat? Just cut back on the amount of spice mix. But, I think more is definitely better on these snacks.
If you love oyster cracker snacks, check out my spicy version, or the barbecue, ranch, or nacho cheddar bites. Or my all-time favorite, mini-churro oyster crackers. Did I mention how much we love oyster cracker snacks?
Sriracha Oyster Cracker Bites
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 5 cups
- 1 12 ounce bag oyster crackers
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2-4 tablespoons Sriracha salt or rub
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Place crackers in a large bowl.
Drizzle with oil.
Add Sriracha salt or rub and toss to coat evenly.
Place crackers on a large baking pan and bake 15 minutes.
Turn crackers over and bake another 10 minutes.
Serve warm or cooled.
I’m a huge fan of crab boil seasoning, and in particular, Old Bay. I use it in a lot things, not just crab boils. As a steak rub. Or on popcorn! Crab boil popcorn is a great snack. It combines fresh popped popcorn, crunchy oyster crackers, and of course, Old Bay seasoning. The result is perfectly-seasoned and perfectly yummy and I ate a whole lot of it!
If you don’t have oyster crackers, you can substitute goldfish crackers and keep the ‘nautical’ theme.
I pop my popcorn in a West Bend 82306 Stir Crazy 6-Quart Electric Popcorn Popper. It’s the easiest thing in the world for making a big batch of popcorn.
Crab Boil Popcorn
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 2 tablespoons or more Old Bay seasoning
- 12 cups popped popcorn
- 4 cups oyster crackers
Melt the butter and stir in the Old Bay seasoning.
Combine the popcorn and crackers in a large bowl.
Drizzle with butter mixture and stir gently to coat.
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.
These 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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
- 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.