No Bake Ranch Oyster Crackers Recipe

No Bake Ranch Oyster Crackers is an easy recipe for a delicious snack. No Bake Ranch Oyster Crackers Every year at Christmas we visit my aunt to celebrate the holidays with my Mom’s side of the family. Part of our yearly tradition involves bringing a homemade treat as a “family” gift for all of the relatives. I like to do more than one treat, so I make each family a basket of homemade goodies. One of everyone’s yearly favorites is Ranch Oyster Crackers. The recipe is super easy, involves only a few ingredients and will have everyone raving about their wonderful flavor! You may see a few products I recommend to use for my recipes throughout this post. These affiliate links are provided for your convenience and I may earn a commission from your order. no-bake-oyster-ranch-crackers-are-a-great-neighbor-gift
You will need a large container so you have room to stir and shake. The one I have been using this year holds 10 cups.

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Gather all of the ingredients before you get started. 2 bags of oyster crackers that are 9 oz each. I am able to shop at a local surplus grocery store and I can usually find them for 89 cents a bag. A huge bargain. 3/4 cup vegetable oil 1 pack dry ranch dip mix 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp dill Put the crackers in a large container. In a separate container that you can shake add oil and all other ingredients. Shake until well blended. Pour mixture over crackers and stir gently. Seal the bowl and shake until crackers are well coated. Let crackers stand at least 24 hours. Eat and enjoy! no-bake-ranch-oyster-crackers-ready-to-eat Ranch Oyster Crackers are a great snack and they are perfect on top of soup. I like to make several batches throughout the year, not just at Christmas time. Store them in an air-tight container and snack your heart out. Just be careful the bowl may end up empty faster than you think. I really like the lock down seals on these Rubbermaid Storage Containers. (affiliate link). They are BPA Free and you can use them for storage, freezing, microwave and refrigerator. Buy this set and you can get rid of all those odds and ends of storage containers cluttering your cupboards.

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Have you ever made this no-bake recipe?

No Bake Ranch Oyster Crackers

No Bake Ranch Oyster Crackers


  • 2 bags of Oyster Crackers 9 oz each
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 pack dry ranch dip mix
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dill


  1. Place cracker in large bowl.
  2. In a separate container add oil and all remaining ingredients.
  3. Shake until well blended.
  4. Pour mixture over crackers and stir well.
  5. Seal bowl and shake crackers to coat.
  6. Let sit at least 24 hours before eating.
  7. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Amount Per Serving Calories 1425 Saturated Fat 133g Sodium 96mg Carbohydrates 3g
As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.
Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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  • Reply
    December 14, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    I make these a lot-they are very good

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    Mother of 3
    December 16, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    I was just going to say that I haven’t made these in years and then I actually started to READ the post… no bake?! That’s awesome!

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    December 18, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    These crackers sound so good. I love dill. I am going to be trying them right away. Thanks for sharing on Nifty Thrifty Sunday.

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    December 20, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    My family has always loved these

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    December 20, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    These look really really good! What a great snack food for a party! I’m thinking of New Years! Pinning! Thanks for sharing at Dishing It & Digging It! 🙂

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    January 23, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    can the vegetable oil be substituted for olive oil or butter?

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      Michele Brosius
      January 23, 2017 at 11:16 pm

      I think olive oil should work. With butter I think they will get extra greasy. The crackers absorb the oil, not sure the butter would work the same. Let me know what you try. Thank you for stopping by! Michele

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    Alice Pryor
    January 29, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Instead of regular ranch, I used fiesta ranch. It makes them spicy and I always use olive oil.

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      Michele Brosius
      January 30, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      Sounds great! I will try that combo for sure. Thanks!

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    March 14, 2017 at 1:48 am

    I make thesense all the time. However I like to add broken cashews as a little twist. EXCELLENT

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    Rachel nel
    October 3, 2017 at 5:37 am

    I be in South Africa and saw the oyster cracker recipe I love oysters but never heard of crackers could you tell me what it is please

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    Lynne K
    October 3, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    I’ve made this before using Orville Redenbachers buttery popcorn oil, really good! Also good using pretzel stix or braids!

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      Michele Brosius
      October 4, 2017 at 9:05 am

      Oh. Those are some great ideas. I’ll have to try it out. THANKS

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    Joyce Jackson
    October 9, 2017 at 11:05 am

    I have been making these for years.A friend gave the recipe to my husband.In his recipe, he warmed the oil.Love these.

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      Michele Brosius
      October 10, 2017 at 9:47 am

      That is a great idea! I’ll try heating the oil next time. I bet that gives it more flavor. Thanks!

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    Carey Chellew
    December 30, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    I’m wondering if the flavor will still be as good without the dill. Has anyone tried? These sound delicious but I’m not a fan if dill. I think I’ll go ahead and try anyways. Thank you!

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      Michele Brosius
      December 31, 2017 at 12:59 pm

      Skipping the dill will not hurt the recipe. It will still have plenty of flavor ! I love dill so I always add it but feel free to adjust it to your taste. Happy new year thanks for stopping by. Michele

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      Virginia T Buck
      December 17, 2018 at 8:50 am

      My original recipe calls for adding lemon pepper in addition to the dill and garlic. Since tshis was the only thing I used lemon pepper for I decided to eliminate it. It’s a very forgiving recipe. Add what ever spices your family likes. Yesterday I added italian seasoning spice. It still works.

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      Frances Day
      November 18, 2019 at 11:27 am

      i have been making these for years but somehow never added the dill or garlic. Very good and I now have Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren that count on getting these every year.

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    March 13, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    I accidentally bought Dry Ranch dressing mix packet instead of dip mix. Do you think that’s ok to use?

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      Michele Brosius
      March 14, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      I would try it. I think it’s basically the same, The package is probablay larger though? Good luck, ,Let me kojw how you make out. Thanks!

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      Virginia T Buck
      December 17, 2018 at 8:44 am

      My original recipe I got years ago, actually calls for the dressing packet not the dip. You will be fine.

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    Susan Medsker-Nedderman
    June 8, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    I have been making these for years. If you shake them in a paper bag instead of a bowl, the bag will absorb a lot of the oil, so the crackers won’t be so oily.

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      Michele Brosius
      June 13, 2018 at 3:27 pm

      Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

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        April 3, 2019 at 10:27 pm

        omg i remember doing them in the paper bag !!!

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          Amanda Anderson
          November 19, 2019 at 3:52 am

          I use a paper bag as well.

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    April 17, 2019 at 12:47 pm

    Um, please tell me that there are not actually over 1400 calories in a serving of these! And what is a serving size?


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    Kas Wickwire
    July 17, 2019 at 7:42 am

    What size is the ranch dip packet in ounces?

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