I love to make these cheese balls. Its a recipe I inherited from my late Mother in law. For my husbands sake, I try to keep the memories of some of her recipes going. I know they will never turn out as good as she did them, but I try. I've yet to attempt making her chex mix snacks. We do not need all that salt.
This cheese ball is easy to make but hard on the wallet. This recipe makes one large cheese ball, but by doubling it, you can make three slightly smaller cheese balls. So I guess its not all that bad as long as you can find pecans on sale.
Here is how you do it:
2- 8oz block cream cheese
3 1/2 cups- shredded sharp cheese
dab- Worcestershire sauce
1 small jar of dried beef ( finely chopped)
1 pack of Ranch dressing mix
Mix all together until smooth textured, form into a ball and roll in nuts to coat.
Refrigerate till ready to use or can be frozen and taken out the morning or night before you need it.
They make great gifts for friends or neighbors. Just wrap in wax paper or in a pastry bag like I did and put a bow on it! Enjoy!