Seasoned Oyster Crackers, the king of the after school snack.  This simple, yet flavor-packed recipe is perfect for feeding the hungry kids after a long and tiring day at school.  Just have a bowl on the table when they walk through the door and your snacking problems are solved!  Another great option for an after school snack is my Ranch Pretzels!

Bowl of seasoned oyster crackers

Seasoned Oyster Crackers

It is hard to imagine that a tiny little cracker could be so tasty!  The kids seriously love these.  They grab them by the handful and practically lick the bowl clean.

I always try to plan ahead with snacks so that I don’t hear, “Mom, I’m hungry. There’s nothing to eat!”  With these tasty crackers stored in my pantry, I can stop that conversation before it even happens. They know there is a delicious snack there for them when the afternoon munchies hit.

seasoned oyster cracker ingredients

What Are Oyster Crackers?

These tiny little crackers were originally created and meant to be used in Oyster stew.  If you’ve even been to the East Coast you know that if you order a bowl of any kind of chowder, oyster crackers usually come right with it.  I think they actually look a little like an oyster too, so maybe that is how they got their name?

They tend to be somewhat flavorless on their own, as they are meant to complement the soup or dish they are being added to. We simply took that standard cracker and added some tasty seasonings!

hand in bowl of seasoned oyster crackers

Seasoned Oyster Cracker Recipe

To make this bite-sized snack you will need the following ingredients:

  • Oyster Crackers
  • Butter
  • Worchestershire Sauce (Don’t be scared, it is not overpowering at all!)
  • Garlic Powder
  • Onion Powder–Make your own homemade onion powder for this recipe!
  • Celery Salt
  • Lemon Juice
  • Parsley

hands in bowl of seasoned oyster crackers

How to Make Seasoned Oyster Crackers

To make this awesome little snack simply mix together the butter, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, celery salt, lemon juice, and dried parsley.  Once all of those ingredients are well combined, add in the crackers.  Mix until you are certain that every last cracker is coated.

Next, transfer the crackers to a parchment-lined baking sheet, spread them into one even layer, and set them in a low-temperature oven (about 250 °F) for about 25-30 minutes.  Once the crackers are golden brown and slightly crispy, take them out of the oven to cool.  If they are still a little soft it is ok, they will continue to crisp up outside of the oven.

Let them cool completely and then serve!  You can also put them in an airtight container for up to 3 months, but good luck getting them to last that long!

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Seasoned Oyster Crackers
5 from 1 vote

Seasoned Oyster Crackers

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
A quick, easy, and flavorful snack that the kids ask for by name!


  • bag (9 ounces) Oyster Crackers
  • 1/4  cup butter, melted
  • tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2  teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley


  • Preheat oven to 250°F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mix all ingredients, except for crackers, in a large bowl. when combined, toss in crackers and stir until they are completely coated in butter mixture.
  • Transfer crackers to prepared baking sheet, and spread them out so they are in a single layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  • When crackers are golden brown and slightly crispy, remove them from the oven and let them cool completely before serving.

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Reader Comments

  1. These are awesome and easy to make. It took me awhile to find a recipe that didn’t call for a packet of dry ranch dressing.

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