Totally forgot to take a real picture.
For my sons 5th birthday [sob], we threw a space themed bash. Among the gnosh and snacks, I made a cheeseball [with a cute little sign in it that said "moon cheese"]. Yeah, I know.
I think I might be a cheeseball making addict now. So many possiblities! I can't wait to try more.
I made a "ranch" cheeseball. Why? Going for something almost everyone would love, including the kids. It ended up being a huge hit!
Found this recipe online, and it's worth sharing!
2 pkgs. cream cheese, softened almost to room temp.
1 1/2 c. shredded finely shredded cheese [I used cheddar]
1/2 to 3/4 pkg. 1 oz. ranch dip [dry pack]
small bag slivered almonds
Yeah...that's all you need!
In a large bowl, mix the cream cheese and ranch together---a fork works well for this. You don't want the cream cheese too soft, but not too cold either.
Once incorporated, mix in the shredded cheese until all incorporated.
Use your [clean] hands and roll it into a ball. Pour the almonds [or pecans] onto a plate, and roll the cheeseball in the almonds.
Refrigerate overnight for best results.
So no brainer, really.
This has so many possibilities. I'm not a huge fan of "ranch" in a bag, but it worked well for this recipe. Can't wait to try other combos. Now I just need a reason to make cheeseballs. Hmm. Is Easter a big cheeseball holiday??