Firecracker Sauce lives up to its name with a burst of flavor and heat for a sweet and spicy sauce perfect to enhance a variety of dishes! It is an Asian-inspired sauce that is delicious on chicken wings, grilled meats, used as a dipping sauce, and more. Making your own lets you know exactly what ingredients are going into the sauce, so skip the store-bought varieties! I also have a Sweet Chili Sauce that you will want to try.
Ingredients & Substitutions
Buffalo Sauce: Look for buffalo sauce (not hot sauce, which is different) for this recipe. If you make your own buffalo sauce, you can make it as hot or as not as you like! Store-bought works well also.
Honey: Honey is added for the sweetness that contrasts with the spiciness from the buffalo sauce and Sriracha.
Sriracha: Sriracha gives the sauce more of a spicy kick. You can definitely add more (or use less), depending on how much heat you can handle!
Soy Sauce: Soy sauce contributes to the overall depth of flavor.
Rice Wine Vinegar: If you don’t have rice wine vinegar, you can substitute apple cider vinegar.
Seasonings: Garlic powder and ground ginger are added to the sauce for more flavor.
Is Firecracker Sauce Spicy?
Well, that is hard to answer, but yes, the sauce does have a spicy kick to it. However, it was not too overpowering at all with the honey balancing out the heat. It’s a blend of sweet, spicy, savory, and tangy flavors. All of our taste testers loved it and could see themselves using it in a variety of ways!
How To Use Firecracker Sauce
Firecracker sauce can add lots of flavor to a variety of dishes. Here are some delicious ways to use it:
- Coat chicken wings with the sauce.
- Dip in some chicken nuggets.
- Use it as a marinade or glaze for grilled meats like chicken and pork.
- It is a delicious dipping sauce for appetizers like spring rolls and egg rolls.
- Use it as a condiment for sandwiches, wraps, or burgers.
- Drizzle firecracker sauce over grilled or baked seafood, such as salmon or shrimp.
- Use it as a pizza sauce or drizzle some over a slice of pizza for a spicy twist!
How To Store Firecracker Sauce
If not using the firecracker sauce immediately, store it in a sealed jar in the refrigerator. It will last up to 2 weeks.
- ½ cup (128 g) buffalo sauce
- ½ cup (170 g) honey
- 2 tablespoons Sriracha
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- To a small bowl, add all ingredients. Mix to combine.
- Use immediately. Or, store it in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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What the Test Kitchen had to say about this recipe:
The name of this sauce is very fitting! It definitely has a kick! Delicious!
I love this sauce! It's the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. I couldn't stop dipping my chicken nuggets into this!
Such a delicious and flavorful sauce! This would be amazing on chicken, shrimp, or even veggies!
There is definitely a little kick of heat and tang! This works very well with chicken!
I was surprised at how much I loved this sauce. The other ingredients really balance out the buffalo sauce and the honey gives just the right amount of sweetness. The sriracha gave it just the right amount of kick.