For your next Holiday party try our easy Bacon and Ranch Cheeseball with Goldfish® Crackers appetizer that I’m sharing as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #GoldfishCrowd
I absolutely love the holidays. They are full of beautiful lights, great scents and amazing food. We all know I’m all about the food! From cakes, to pies, to candies, I love it all!
Part of the holiday fun is gathering with friends and family around a great meal or with great snacks and enjoying the company and playing games.
One thing I remember is that we always had a cheeseball at the holiday parties when I was growing up. Be it Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years, there was always at least 3 varieties of cheeseballs. So now when I think of Holiday parties and gatherings I always think of including a Cheeseball.
They are really quick and easy to make. And they make the best appetizer for a meal, or snack for a board game, or game of cards with friends. Plus they pack a mouthwatering flavor with just a few ingredients.
What I love is how easy it is to make. Because we all know the Holidays are busy. Who has time to slave all day over food for a party? Why add the stress. Just do something delicious and simple.
I already had a great collection of Goldfish® crackers on hand because my kids just love to snack on Goldfish crackers. They make a great snack full of cheesy goodness. And for those who are regular Busy Creating Memories readers you know how much we love our Goldfish crackers and use them in family fun, recipes and crafts.
From Little Girl Tea Parties, holiday trail mix, and a Butterfly Wand Craft for fun snack times to Cheesy Potato Casserole, S’mores Popcorn balls and No bake Chocolate Cheesecake tarts for great Holiday dishes!
Easy Bacon and Ranch Cheeseball Recipe
So why not use Goldfish crackers with a favorite easy Bacon and Ranch Cheeseball recipe? Oh yum! I can taste it now!
Simply combine in a bowl the softened cream cheese, sliced green onions, ranch dip mix, shredded cheese and bacon into a bowl.
Mix until it is well combined.
Place on a sheet of wax paper and form into a ball.
Roll the bacon and ranch cheeseball in crushed Goldfish crackers. Then wrap in plastic or wax paper and place in the fridge for at least an hour.
Take it out and serve on a festive Holiday plate with even more Goldfish crackers! They make the best finger food in the perfect snack sizes!
So for your next holiday party, you can whip up this easy Bacon and Ranch Cheeseball and bring the fun of the Goldfish crackers. And you will be the coolest adult any kid will know! Their mouths will be singing your praise as they enjoy their favorite Goldfish snacks and the adults will love the more sophisticated taste of the bacon and ranch cheeseball!
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Easy Bacon Ranch Cheeseball
- 8 oz softened Cream Cheese
- 1 cup shredded cheese
- 1.5 Tablespoons Ranch Dip Mix
- 3 chopped Green Onions
- 3 Chopped slices of Bacon
- 1/4 cup Goldfish crackers crushed into crumbs
- Combine in a bowl the softened cream cheese, sliced green onions, ranch dip mix, shredded Cheese and bacon into a bowl.
- Mix until it is well combined.
- Place on a sheet of wax paper and form into a ball.
- Roll the bacon and ranch cheeseball in crushed Goldfish crackers.
- Wrap in plastic or wax paper and place in the fridge for at least an hour.
- Take it out and serve on a festive Holiday plate with even more Goldfish crackers!