Submitted by: Jamey Archer, Falcon, Mo.
• 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese
• 1 package (1 ounce) dry ranch dressing mix
• 1 C shredded Colby jack cheese
• 3 ounces real bacon bits or fried bacon, crumbled
Soften cream cheese and mix until slightly whipped. Add packet of ranch dressing and mix well. Fold in shredded cheese. Form cream cheese mixture into a ball and roll in bacon bits. Wrap cheese ball in plastic and chill in refrigerator. Serve with crackers.