Hoppy Onion Cheese Ball

This savory cheese ball is bursting with flavor, thanks to the addition of Hop Baron's French Onion Dip mix. Rolled in a crunchy coating of crushed nuts and herbs, it's the perfect centerpiece for any party spread.


1 packet Hop Baron's French Onion Dip mix 1/4 cup chopped celery flakes
8 oz cream cheese; softened 1/4 cup chopped parsley
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1/2 cup chopped nuts (such as pecans or almonds); for coating
1/4 cup minced dry onion


In a mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, Hop Baron's French Onion Dip mix, shredded cheddar cheese, minced dry onion, and chopped celery flakes until well blended.

Shape the mixture into a ball and wrap it tightly in plastic wrap.

Refrigerate the cheese ball for at least 1 hour, or until firm.

In a shallow dish, combine the chopped nuts and chopped parsley.

Unwrap the chilled cheese ball and roll it in the nut and herb mixture until evenly coated.

Return the coated cheese ball to the refrigerator and chill for an additional 15-30 minutes to set.

Serve the cheese ball with crackers, breadsticks, or fresh vegetables for dipping.

Enjoy this flavorful and festive cheese ball as the centerpiece of your party spread!