Sweet and Spicy Nori Crackers

Sweet and Spicy Nori Crackers

When you’re feeling a snack-attack coming on, reach for something different than your usual crackers or chips. Our version of Japanese nori crackers mixes sweet and salty flavours with just a hint of a spicy kick. Take a bite of snacking satisfaction and crunch that craving!


30-40 crackers


15 minutes


10 minutes


  • 40-50 salted saltine crackers
  • 1 cup (227g) unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cups (300 g) Redpath® Golden Yellow Sugar, packed
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) garlic chili paste
  • 2 tbsp (30 ml) soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) sesame seed oil
  • 5 sheets (20 g) nori
  • ½ cup (40 g) toasted sesame seeds


Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C).

Place nori on a rimmed baking sheet. Place in preheated oven and bake for 5-7 minutes, or until it starts to brown. Tear into small pieces and place in the bowl of a food processor. Using the pulse setting, pulse nori until it resembles large crumbs, set aside.

Line a 11 x 16 ½  inch (28 x 42 cm) baking sheet with overhanging parchment paper; lightly grease paper. Place crackers in a single layer on parchment so they cover the entire baking sheet.

In a small pot set over medium heat melt together Redpath® Golden Yellow Sugar and butter. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, stirring often, for 5 minutes. Stir in garlic chili paste, soy sauce, and sesame oil; boil for an additional 5 minutes. Immediately pour over prepared crackers and spread into an even layer.

Place in oven and bake for 7-10 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully shift any crackers that have moved back into place with a wooden spoon. Sprinkle with shredded nori and sesame seeds.

Let cool completely then crack into desired sizes and store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.


  • Nori is dried seaweed sheets that are used to roll sushi and can be found in most grocery stores in the Asian Food section.