I came up with this recipe years ago and usually make it around Thanksgiving and Christmas, either for get-togethers or for gifts.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 1 (1 ounce) package dry ranch salad dressing mix
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup milk
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 12 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese
- 5 ounces roasted, salted almonds, chopped
Mix the dry ranch salad dressing mix, mayonnaise, and milk in a bowl. Beat in the cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Mix in Cheddar cheese. Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and freeze 30 minutes.
Divide mixture in half, and shape into balls. Roll each ball in almonds to coat. Cover and refrigerate balls until ready to serve.