Easy Cheese Ball
2 (8-oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
2 1/2 c. cheddar cheese, shredded
1 (1-oz.) pkg. ranch seasoning mix (3 Tbsp.)
2 c. chopped pecans
1. In a bowl, mix together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese and ranch seasoning mix. Form into two equal balls.
2. Roll each ball in 1 c. chopped pecans, pressing pecans into cheese.
3. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate at least two hours.
Apron Strings Tips: This is a great holiday gift idea! Use colored plastic wrap to overwrap your cheese ball and fasten with a pretty bow. Add a box of crackers and this is a little homemade gift! This recipe also lends itself well to tossing in 2 cups of bacon, crisply fried and crumbled. When I bring this for a potluck, I divide the mix into bite-sized cheese balls and add a toothpick for the guests’ ease.