I love snack boards and always have! Way before they became a real thing, my family was always putting out snacks to much on! We liked to joke that we were just grazers instead of eating large meals!
This New Year’s Eve will be spent at home with the girls and I think it’s a perfect occasion to whip up a little snack board for us to munch on! We are going to find an old video of a ball drop and celebrate with them around 6 and then put them to bed! This will be our fourth ball drop in central time and it’s so odd to me that we watch the ball drop in Times Square and then have another hour before we hit the next year!
These spicy crackers have been a staple in my family for years and they are perfect on any cheese board! You can add as much or as little spice as you want! They are fairly quick and fool proof to mix up but you really need to let them sit before you serve them! The crackers absorb the oil and become extra flaky and delicious! Just add any cheese you like ( we love the extra sharp cheddar cheese from Costco!!) and some summer sausage and you are good to go! Of course you can add extra goodies like nuts and fruit if you are feeling really fancy or you can keep it super simple with cheese and crackers, it will be a hit either way!!
Making the crackers can also be a fun toddler activity, I always use a large trash bag (make sure you get unscented!!) and dump the ingredients in and shake them around! Kennedy loves anything you can shake, and if they break a few crackers that’s ok because they had so much fun!
1 box saltine crackers
1 & 1/2 cups of vegetable or canola oil (I have used each)
1 dry ranch dressing packet
1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
*you can always add more or less seasoning depending on your heat preference!
Directions: Place all crackers in an unscented trash bag, mix the oil and seasoning together and pour over crackers in the bag. Shake the bag around to coat crackers evenly. Keep in trash bag for 2+ hours, turning every half hour! The longer you can let them sit the better but 2 hours will work in a pinch!!