(by Shirley McNevich)
1 stick butter (melted)
1 box regular Ritz crackers
1 envelope Hidden Valley Ranch ranch dressing mix
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 TBSP red pepper flakes (optional)
Unwrap the crackers and place them in a brown bag. Drizzle the melted butter over the crackers and sprinkle the ranch dressing powder, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder and red pepper flakes over the crackers. Gently reach your hands into the bag and keep tossing them around with your hands until coated. Place the crackers on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 300 degrees for 10-15 minutes.