Spiced Oyster Crackers

by Erin on December 4, 2009

Last night I went to a ‘Bunco’ party with a group of friends from church. We had a great time! If you don’t know what Bunco is, it’s a dice game for a group, where you roll dice and rotate tables… the best part is that it is so mindless that we all get to talk and talk and talk the whole time! :)

Anyway, I was in charge of bringing food, along with a friend of mine. I brought Cranberry SpiceTea (I like to call it Cranberry Wassail), Roasted Cinnamon Almonds as well as these Spiced Oyster Crackers to snack on at the tables, breadsticks to go along with the yummy soup my friend brought, and Eggnog Bundt Cake with cinnamon caramel sauce.
You can click on the names of the dishes to get the recipes. *I should make a note that I use nearly this same breadstick recipe with only a few differences: I add a little more flour to the dough when necessary, melt 4 T. butter in the pan (by placing the entire pan in a hot oven), let breadsticks rise for 30 minutes (on the counter), brush with 4 T. additional butter, and then I sprinkle with garlic salt. I think the right amount of garlic salt makes them perfect. I always measure out 2 1/2 tsp garlic salt and distribute it evenly over the breadsticks in the pan (I use one jelly roll pan).

Well, I hope you enjoy this Spiced Oyster Cracker recipe! My good friend, Brenda, passed this recipe on to me when we lived near each other in Missouri. (Miss you!) The crackers are very flavorful, so if you don’t want such a kick, increase the amount of crackers to 2 1/2 bags.
And then it’s time for a Christmas party!

Spiced Oyster Crackers
Submitted by Erin~ The Sisters Cafe

2 packages oyster crackers (generic brand is fine)
¾ cup canola oil
Hidden Valley ranch dressing dry mix
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp dill weed
1 Tbsp lemon pepper
Heat oil in microwave until luke warm. In the meantime, combine all dry ingredients. Drizzle oil over oyster crackers. Mix in dry ingredients. Shake or stir to coat. These are better a day or two after you make them.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 A Year on the Grill December 4, 2009 at 6:36 am

I am an eater of these… have been for years. Now i have the recipe!



2 Melanie Anne December 4, 2009 at 7:06 am

Yum!! These sound tastey! I bet my boys would love them. We will have to make them for a movie night! Thanks Erin!


3 Our Porch in Hillsborough December 4, 2009 at 8:55 am

My mom always makes these crackers at the holidays – my whole family is hooked!


4 Jennifer December 4, 2009 at 11:31 am

I've actually never tried or heard of these before. I am going to have to keep an eye out this year for some oyster crackers.



5 Mindy December 6, 2009 at 10:04 am

Those look so good, Erie! I'm going to have to make them for the holidays.


6 chris January 8, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Love these, I always use butter flavored popcorn oil for a yummier taste


7 Erin @ The Sisters Cafe January 8, 2011 at 6:14 pm

Hey thanks for the tip, Chris! That sounds like a good idea.


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