This is the cheeseball my neighbor growing up would bring to us every year for Christmas & we always loved it!!
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion salt
1/4 cube butter, softened
1/2 can (4.5 oz. can) black olives, chopped
Blend cream cheese, garlic powder, onion salt and butter in mixer until well mixed. Add olives and stir until well mixed. Roll into one large or two small cheese balls. Roll in chopped almonds or crushed Ritz crackers. I have also just spread it into a shallow bowl and served it as a cheese spread with crackers.
Don't be tempted to add more garlic powder & onion salt. It seems like so little, but if you put more it makes it taste too salty! Enjoy!!