I make this often. The simple taste is great for kids. It will last 1-2 weeks in your fridge.
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
1 pkg. Hidden Valley Ranch dressing (dry mix)
1 cup grated cheddar cheese
sliced, toasted almonds
Mix cream cheese, ranch mix and grated cheese. Form into a ball and roll in almonds. Wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve with crackers.