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Paw-some Bacon Ranch Cheeseball

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Preparation Time

Make it in: 1 hour 15 min. minutes

Ready to dip your paws into this insanely cheesy dip? And yes, the pun is very much intended. Because this holiday appetizer has just the right amount of cream, zesty ranch and savory bacon, your guests will wish this was the main course.

Ingredients

8 Oz.

Cream cheese, room temperature 

2 Tbsp.

Sour Cream

1 Oz.

Package ranch seasoning

1C.

Mild cheddar cheese, shredded

5C. crushed (reserve ½ cup for coating)

CHEETOS® PAWS® Cheese Flavored Snacks

1

Green onion, chopped

2

Slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Steps

1

Beat cream cheese, sour cream and ranch seasoning until combined. 

2

Add shredded cheddar and crushed CHEETOS® Paws® and beat until fluffy. 

3

Stir in green onions and bacon. 

4

Transfer mixture to a sheet of plastic wrap. Mold into an oval shape that is 1½ inches high by 4½ inches across. Wrap tightly and refrigerate at least one hour.

5

Just before serving, unwrap cheese form and roll in crushed CHEETOS® Paws®, pressing to coat completely. 

6

Place form on a serving plate. Use a spoon to shape a paw print on the surface.

7

Serve immediately with a side of CHEETOS® Paws®. 

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