Let me just say right now that I will NEVER buy another dip ball from the store again! I made my first dip ball a few weeks ago when my sister in law Shanna was moving into her house for all the helpers to snack on. I was blown away by how fast and easy it was. It literally took me 10 minutes to throw this together and I was done. Minus the sliced almonds, I even had all the ingredients on hand at home - a HUGE plus! This is the second cheese ball recipe I tried. I'll pull the other one out of my cookbook and will post it soon. I made this one for the baby shower. Being a lover of ranch, cheese and garlic I knew I'd love this one. It did not disappoint me.
Garlic Cheese Dip Ball
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter melted
1 tablespoon prepared Dijon-style mustard
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
1.In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, butter, Dijon-style mustard, garlic and ranch dressing mix. Wrap the mixture in some clear plastic wrap and mold into a rough ball shape. Refrigerate 6 to 8 hours, or overnight. Once refrigerated, unwrap the ball and re-shape to make a neat ball. Roll the ball in sliced almonds.
Let the ball sit out for 15 minutes before serving so that it has enough time to soften a little.