Sunday, November 4, 2012

Graveyard Dip and Brain Dip


A quick post today with 2 of the dips from our Halloween Dinner. Of course, these are delicious any time of year...you just have to make them without the spooky accoutrements.
The brain dip is pretty gross looking...I'm not going to lie...if you are squeamish around gross Halloween food you probably won't survive the brain.
We have also made it in a skeleton mold...yeaaaah....also nasty.


Brain Dip
(Cream Cheese Mushroom Soup Dip)

Ingredients
1 can (10 oz) condensed mushroom soup
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 pkg unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup water
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2 cups shrimp, chopped
1 cup mayo
dash hot sauce

Directions
In a medium sauce pan, mix together mushroom soup and cream cheese over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat.
In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in water.
When gelatin is dissolved, stir into soup mixture.
In a large mixing bowl, stir together onions, shrimp, mayo, and hot sauce. Stir in soup mixture.
Spread evenly into mold that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap. Chill for several hours/overnight.
Unmold by dipping mold in warm water for a few seconds and then inverting onto serving platter.


Pretty easy, yes?
But, if you want something a little bit spicier then you may want to try Sue's tasty bean dip.
This is really super tasty.
Super.
I'm not lying.
Plus...it looks so cool on a Halloween dinner table.


Graveyard Dip
(Black Bean Taco Dip)

Ingredients
1st layer
1 can refried beans (Sue used refried black beans)

2nd layer
2 cups sour cream
1 pkg taco seasoning

3rd layer
1 cup salsa

4th layer
2 avocados, mashed
1 clove garlic, minced
2 Tbsp mayo

5th layer
1 bunch green onions, chopped

Directions
In a small glass dish (you can also use a pie plate), layer beans, then sour cream mixed with taco seasoning, then salsa, then avocado mixed with garlic and mayo, then sprinkle the onions on top.


Sue put the refried black beans on top of the dip instead of on the bottom just so it looked a little more like dirt in the graveyard. Feel free to layer this dish in any order you want.
Chill at least an hour or so...until ready to serve. (Can be made a day ahead and kept, covered, in fridge.)
To make the tombstones and tree you just need 2 large tortillas. Cut out the shapes you want, place on parchment paper lined cookie tray, and bake at 350 until the tortillas are nice and brown.
Place the tortilla decorations in the dip shortly before you plan on serving it as they will go a bit soggy if they sit too long.
There you have it.
2 simple Halloween dips that will impress your guests.

24 comments:

  1. Where do u get the molds love the brain dip

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    1. The Jello gelatin company also puts out molds just around Halloween in assorted shapes like a brain and a biologically correct heart. They usually come in some kind of sale with however many packets of jello.

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    2. I got my brain jello mold last year it was free & all I had to pay was like $3 for p&h.

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    3. PRANKPLACE.COM HAS SOME PRETTY AFFORDABLE MOLDS OF ALL KINDS

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    4. They are easy to find!!! Not like a couple of years ago!! This dip is AWESOME!! It quickly became a Halloween tradition!

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    5. I got mine at a SPIRIT HALLOWEEN store......

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    6. 99cent Only has that mold for 99cent

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  2. We found some of them at the dollar store and some of them at Michaels. I can't remember exactly which ones we found where...but it was those 2 places.

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  3. How did you write RIP on the mini grave tortillas?

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    1. With an edible ink felt pen. You can get them at Michaels or the Bulk Barn. If you do not intend on eating the ones placed in the dip then you could just use a regular felt - just remember to tell your guests not to eat those ones! :)

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    2. OH!! Completely forgot about the edible ink pens!! Possibilities are endless!! I never can get my eyeballs just right!! LOL!!

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  4. Couldn't you just use the gel icing?

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    1. Yes. You could also use gel icing...it's just thicker than the pens. :)

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  5. Ooh, I just saw a brain mold last night at walmart and was wondering what I'd use it for considering I hate hello. Guess I'll have to go back and pick it up.

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  6. I saw your graveyard dip on Pinterest and had to stop by and tell you how cute it is. When I got here, I realized you had a whole collection of great dips. They are all amazing.

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  7. Is there something I can substitute the shrimp with? Or do you think it would still work without it? We have Shrimp allergies in the family but I really want to make this.

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    1. Hmmm..... I'm pretty sure it would work without the shrimp! Please let us know if you give it a try.

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  8. I think I'm going to try it with chipped beef. Might as well, I already have the mold. I think it will be good.

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  9. Has anyone tried the brain dip? Is it any good?

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  10. Fresh shrimp or the tiny ones in the can? Need for tonight!

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    1. We used fresh ones but I am sure if you drained the canned ones they would work just as well...

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  11. When you say one package of unflavored gelatin.. What exactly constitutes a package?

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    1. Also, do you reconstitute the soup?

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    2. Hi Samantha - The gelatin packages we use are equivalent to 1 Tbsp gelatin. And, no, you don't reconstitute the soup. :)

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