I think this was my favorite dip from our Halloween party this year.
Sue found the recipe for the guacamole and cream cheese dip in Woman's World Magazine (October 27, 2014) so we made a few little changes and came up with our own version.
I think this would be perfect for a Wizard of Oz party as well as a Halloween party.
It only takes a few minutes to whip up and then has to chill for a few hours (or over night) so is perfect for making ahead of time.
Tasty and spooky - everything a Halloween dip should be!!
3 avocados, halved & pitted
juice of 1 lime
pinch salt & pepper
1 tsp green food coloring
1/2 cup salsa verde
1 small onion, finely chopped
Eyes - yellow pepper & black olive slices
Eyebrows - very thin slices of purple onion
Lips - roasted red pepper (from a jar)
Hair - carrot sticks
Hat - black tortilla chips
Line a face mold with plastic wrap and set aside. (We set it in a bowl to stabilize it and keep it from tipping over.)
In a mixing bowl, scoop the avocado flesh from the skin and place in bowl. Using a fork, mash the avocado with the lime juice, salt & pepper, and green food coloring until smooth.
Stir in the cream cheese spread, salsa verde, and finely chopped onion until well combined. Set aside.
To make the face - cut the yellow pepper into oval shapes and place in the eye slots of the mask.
Place the thinly sliced purple onions slices where you would like your eyebrows to go.
Cut a roasted red pepper into a lip shape and place in the lip slot of the mask.
Gently spoon the guacamole dip into the mask, being careful not to move the eyes and lips out of their place.
Cover and chill in fridge for at least 3 hours - up to overnight.
When set up - carefully flip the mask over onto a serving platter and remove the mask from the dip. Then carefully remove the saran wrap from the dip. Place the 2 olive slices on top of the yellow pepper for pupils.
Place the carrot sticks in a single layer across the forehead for bangs and then in piles to the side of the head for extra hair. (We cut the bangs into pointed tips to look more hair-like.)
Finally, place the black tortilla chips on top of the carrot sticks, near the top, and continue up in a point to make a witches hat.
Serve with extra tortilla chips and carrots to dip.
NOTE - If you find it too difficult to place the facial features into the mold then you can certainly place them on AFTER you have un-molded the dip. Simply place them on top of the face, in the proper places, just before placing the hair and hat.
For how simple she is to make, she makes a pretty bold statement on the party table.
Another spooky dip to help you impress your guests!