Cinnamon Sugar Crackers

Remember I told you that I’ve been working on cleaning out my freezers?  Well I’ve been quietly working on the cupboards too.  They are FULL and just don’t need to be that full.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a well stocked pantry but some of those “odd” things I don’t often use, I would be happy to get them used up.

Well over Christmas oyster crackers were on sale.  I bought two bags thinking I would make the ranch oyster crackers.  Find my recipe for them HERE.  Well I got home and didn’t have any dry ranch packets…so then the crackers sat.  I forget to put the mix on my grocery list and using them up would be easy if I would just remember to put it on my list.  Well a couple days ago I was on Facebook and a recipe came up in my feed from the group
Hillbillies Down Home Cooking.  It a great food Facebook group.  They have lots of recipes that tempt me.  The food typically uses more basic ingredients which I appreciate.

Well a recipe came up called Cinnamon Sugar Crackers.  It used oyster crackers and ingredients I had.  It looked fast and I had to try it ASAP.

Here’s what they look like….

…and here’s the recipe:
8 TBSP unsalted butter (1 stick)
1 c white sugar
2 TBSP cinnamon
1 (10 oz) bag oyster crackers

Preheat oven to 250°. Melt the butter either in the microwave or on the stove and pour over oyster crackers in a large bowl, stirring to coat evenly. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in another small bowl, mixing well. Pour the cinnamon sugar mixture over the butter-coated crackers and stir until they are evenly coated. Bake for 30 minutes, until crispy. Let cool completely before eating or storing them.

I had a bag and a half of oyster crackers so used them all up.  I thought the sugar amount sounded like a lot so I didn’t increase it but did add 3 more Tablespoons of butter.  It’s a very forgiving recipe so don’t worry too much and adjust the sugar and butter how you prefer.

This was a great recipe to do with the childcare kids.  They love melting butter.  They love stirring and this provided them chances to do both things.  Will I make them again??  Yes.

3 thoughts on “Cinnamon Sugar Crackers”

  1. Jo, this is easier, although a bit messy. But no baking. It’s called Puppy Chow but at Christmas Time, we call it Reindeer Chow. Bet you can’t eat one handful.

    1/2 cup butter
    1 cup chocolate chips
    1/2 cup peanut butter
    7 cups Rice Chex cereal
    2 cups powdered sugar

    1. Place cereal in large bowl.
    2. Melt the butter, chocolate chips, and peanut butter in microwave, stir until
    3. Pour over cereal and stir to coat well.
    4. Put the powdered sugar into a bowl or bag.
    5. Add cereal and stir or shake to coat.

    Actually, I get my hands into it. Coats better and you can separate Chex so that they coat evenly. Licking ones fingers when finished is a reminder if a mom letting you lick the icing spoon.

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