2 (8 oz each) packages cream cheese (light is fine)
1 (1 oz.) packet dry buttermilk ranch dressing mix
1/2 cup cheddar cheese, grated
4 green onions, thinly sliced
5 pieces of bacon, fried and crumbled
1/4 cup chopped black olives, optional
pecans or almonds, finely chopped for coating
1. Mix together cream cheese and dry ranch seasoning packet. Stir until smooth. Add cheese, onions, olives (if using) and bacon. Stir until well combined.
2. Shape into a ball. Roll in nuts to coat outside. Fix shape if needed. (You can make one big or more smaller) Store in refrigerator.
Serve with crackers or chips.