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old bay goldfish in a bowl

Old Bay Goldfish

Rebecca Eisenberg
Make your own Old Bay Goldfish in just a few minutes with this easy, snackable recipe! Perfect for picnics, parties, movie night, and more.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 6.6 ounces



  • 1 (6.6 oz) bag Original Goldfish Crackers
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted (70 grams)
  • tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning
  • teaspoon MSG (Also called 'Accent!' seasoning)


  • Preheat oven to 250°F. Have a large sheet pan ready.
  • Melt butter in 7-10 second bursts in the microwave. When just a few slivers of butter remain, stop microwaving and stir until butter is completely melted.
  • Mix the Old Bay and MSG into the melted butter.
  • Pour Goldfish crackers into a large mixing bowl, then stir the melted Old Bay butter into the crackers until they are fully coated.
  • Pour the Goldfish onto the sheet pan and use a spatula or your hands to arrange them in an even layer so they don't stick together.
  • Bake for 20-40 minutes (or longer, if needed) until the Goldfish are dried throughout. Shake or stir the pan every 10-15 minutes as needed. Remove and let cool completely before eating.
  • Store in an airtight container.


  • This recipe makes 6.6 ounces of Old Bay Goldfish, which is 1 standard bag of Goldfish crackers. 
  • To scale this recipe, the ratio is about 1½ tablespoons butter and 1½ teaspoons Old Bay per 2 ounces Goldfish crackers. 


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