Special Cheez-Its {Snacktime Series #1}

This post is dedicated to my precious friend Kacina who introduced me to the wonderment that is this Special Cheez-Its recipe.

There are some snacks that you come back to over and over, you simply can never get enough, and you have to share! So, over the next few weeks I will be featuring some of my favorite snacks and nibbles in my Snacktime Series.

For me, the first installment of Snacktime Series had to feature the Special Cheez-Its. We snack on them at tailgates, during football games, at family gatherings, I have taken them as a snack to Bible study, Church, even on road trips! It is the quintessential cheesy, crunchy, salty snack in my house.

They are just that good!

Special Cheez-Its


  • 1 large box Cheez-It crackers or 2 small boxes
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable or Canola oil {you want this this be a flavorless oil}
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1 package Ranch dressing mix {not Buttermilk kind}
  • 1.5 tsp Dill weed ingredients


1. Crack open a fresh box of Cheez-Its. Pour the crackers into a large plastic bowl, big enough to toss.

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2. Pour over oil, package of ranch dressing, garlic powder, and dill weed. We err on the heavier side of dill weed because that is my favorite part. Plus I love the little green flecks on the crackers after they bake. But, you are welcome to use less that 1.5 tsp.

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3. Once they are all tossed together and the crackers are evenly coated, place the crackers in single layer on lightly greased half-sheet tray. Bake at 200 degrees for 20 minutes, tossing halfway into baking time.


4. Remove from oven, allow to cool slightly and then pack into air-tight container where they will keep for up to one week.


But, I have never had to worry. They never last that long. Ever.

I have very little restraint.


Oh, yum! So glad it’s snacktime…


What are some of your favorite snacks?




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