It’s the most wonderful time of the year! (I know you just sang that in your head like I do!) It’s no secret that I love party food. Did you ever see the movie Mermaids with Cher and Winona Ryder? Cher turns all of your dishes into appetizers and boy, I wish I could get away with that! I love dips, chips, crudites, horse devours, bite size anything! So it’s no wonder why I love making my Mini Ranch Cheese Balls.
Regular cheese balls are great but, when everyone has scraped into it, it becomes very unappetizing to look at. There is just something about a mini anything that makes you feel a little extra special. Plus, these are WAY easier to put on your party plate and eat.
Mini Ranch Cheese Balls
Makes about 20 mini balls
1 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1 lb sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 pkt. ranch dressing dry mix (Hidden Valley is the best!)
In a food processor mix all the ingredients until well blended. If you do not have a food processor, you can mix this by hand. It just takes a little longer. Using a 2 TBSP cookie scoop, scoop out rounded cheese balls and place each one in a mini cupcake wrapper. Chill for about 2 hours before serving. These can be made a few days ahead. Make sure to cover well.