Buttermilk Bacon Ranch Crackers are totally awesome according to my kids and I think I might agree. They make a great gift in a jar and a snack to have on hand for movie nights. In my world bacon is like butter and it makes everything better. When you combine bacon with buttermilk ranch powdered dressing you have hit the trifecta of flavor. Excellent snack or appetizer to give as a gift for the food lover on your gift list. They also make a nice simple hosts gift and a thank you gift when you do not know what to get the person.
The recipe below is a powdered mix I make in bulk and keep on hand. It does not have to be used for Bacon Ranch Crackers only. You can add it to sour cream or mayonnaise to make a dip or dressing, sprinkle it over chicken for a marinade or any way you would use a powdered mix from the store.
Homemade Buttermilk Bacon Ranch Dressing Mix:
2 Tbsp powdered buttermilk
2 Tbsp dried parsley
1 1/2 tsp dried dill
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp lemon pepper
1/4 tsp bacon salt
1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/4 cup vegetable oil
( 1/4 tsp salt optional)
5 cups oyster crackers ( a standard bag from the store)
(equal to one packet of store-bought)
Add each of the dried spices to a bowl and mix carefully. If you want to make the dressing mix in a double batch you can store the remainder in a canning jar or zip top bag.
Directions for Bacon Ranch Crackers Gift in a Jar:
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).
- In a large bowl, combine the spices. Add oyster crackers and olive oil and toss to coat. Spread evenly on a baking sheet.
- Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, stirring gently after 10 minutes. Remove from oven, and allow to cool before serving.
Materials for Pyrography Spoon:
- Wood Spoons
- Pattern Hot Stamp
- Creative Versa-Tool
Then I used a pattern Hot Stamp from the Creative Versa-Tool to add the circles on the back and the front of the spoon.
You can draw images or stamp images and the follow the lines with the wood burning tool
If you are interested in learning other ways to do a wood burn spoon you can check out this thinks to Pyrography Spoons
I hope you enjoy the Bacon Ranch Crackers as much as my family does.