Thursday, December 1, 2011

cheddar bacon ranch cheese ball

every december, we gather all the girls in our family for a baking day. we make all kinds of yummy sweets. and while we're busy baking, we're busy snacking. and one of our favorite holiday snacks... cheese ball and crackers. 

we thought it would be great to share with some of our friends this holiday season. so we designed a fun little tag to help with that.
now here is what you'll need...

cheddar bacon ranch cheese ball
(makes 2 cheese balls)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 (8oz) packages of softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup chopped bacon or real bacon bits
  • 1 envelope hidden valley ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
combine the first four ingredients and mix well. divide in half, round each side and cover with plastic wrap. place in the freezer for about 15 minutes. remove plastic wrap and roll in the chopped pecans until completely covered. tightly re-wrap with a new piece of plastic wrap. 
when you're ready to deliver your gifts, place cheese ball and crackers on a festive plate and wrap with cellophane. tie the "cheesey" tag on with ribbon and you're done.

download your 8.5 x 11 sheet of tags HERE.
this post was first shared on a southern fairytale as part of the holiday bake, craft and sew along

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  1. all I can say is WOW!!! Between Callye's post and this ball of deliciousness, you now have a new loyal follower :)

  2. I'm pinning away- thanks- nothing like a great cheese ball =)

  3. LOVE the tag. :) I am hosting a cookie exchange next weekend and will add this to my list of snacks to make. Thank you girls!

  4. I can't wait to try this!! Thanks for sharing!!

  5. Dear eighteen25... if you continue on this delicious path with fancy cookies and now my favourite food, cheese... I will get fat :)

    lol!!! Looks sooo good

  6. This looks so good, thank you and thank you for the tags as well. :)

  7. Yum!! I'm going to have to try this for Christmas :)

  8. That looks really good, and so easy! I love the "cheesy" tag, great gift!

  9. This is EXACTLY what I had planned to gift to neighbors this year! Love the way you presented. Thanks for the tags!

  10. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 7 post on Dec. 02, 2011. Thanks again.

  11. Oh I am soooo on this! sounds delish, will be trying this recipe!
    thank you!!!