Cheese For Brains Halloween Dip

Don’t lose your head over finding the perfect food and novelty items for your Halloween party. This Cheese for Brains Halloween Dip is a killer.

It’s creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky. It’s all together ooky. But perfect for your family.

This easy recipe is sure to give guests a trick while being tasty enough to be the treat. Use it for chips, pretzels, tortilla rolls or any number of other snack-like food for your Halloween party this year.

Check out the video and instructions below for the easy recipe.

Cheese for Brains


  • 4 packages of cream cheese
  • 3 packages of taco seasoning
  • 1 large jar of salsa, strained
  • Red food coloring


1. Mix together cream cheese, taco seasoning and strained salsa. Make sure it’s mixed really well. Feel free to use a hand mixer.

2. Add drops of red food coloring until you get the intended pinkish results.

3. Refrigerate for 1 hour.

4. Trick! Place an avocado in whatever bowl you will be making your brain in. This will give the dip it’s shape. If you don’t want to do this it will be flat or you will have to double the recipe to make enough to fill out the middle.

5. Dome about half the cheese over the avocado.

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6. Add the other have to a piping bag. Make one line down the center to divide the hemispheres.

7. On each side use squiggly lines starting at the top and going front to back. Fill in any gaps with more squiggles. (See video.)

8. Add squirts of red food coloring on the outside for additional “blood.”

9. Set up your platter and serve!

Bonus recipe!

Green Goop Dip


  • 4 ripe avocados, smashed
  • 1 cup white queso cheese
  • 1/4 cup of ranch dressing


1. Mix everything together and serve!

2. Top with candy eyeballs or make eyeballs using sliced string cheese and black olives!

If you have a school party or want to give the kids something other than candy, check out these cute, tasty, fruity Halloween snacks!

Happy Halloween, everyone! I hope you have a frightfully delicious time!

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  • robin rue October 26, 2017 09.31 pm

    That is a very clever Halloween snack idea. As an all boy mom, I am sure my boys would LOVE this.

  • Melissa Chapman October 26, 2017 09.44 pm

    That is a great idea. It looks a little too real to be fun but kids hopefully will get the joke. I love the Green Goop dip with eyes too.

  • Katrina October 26, 2017 10.47 pm

    That’s such a clever idea for Halloween! It actually looks surprisingly similar to brains, I’m sure the kids would love it!

  • Andrea @ Mama in the City October 26, 2017 11.13 pm

    Oh these are hysterical!! My oldest would love it if I made these. I’m eyeing the second recipe. Seems like it would be tasty to me!

  • Leah October 27, 2017 12.03 am

    I love Halloween themed snacks, especially gross ones! I’ve made brain cupcakes before but love the idea of a brain dip! The recipe sounds yummy too.

  • Lacy October 27, 2017 12.44 am

    These look crazy awesome, and after reading the ingredients I thought, “these would taste good too!

  • Heather October 27, 2017 04.05 am

    Love it!, Halloween is my favorite holiday! Great pictures, too!

  • Anna October 27, 2017 04.21 am

    This looks very creepy, and I love it. I need to make this for our Halloween get together this Saturday. It would be perfect …. thank you for sharing.

  • Anna October 27, 2017 04.24 am

    Love this. This I perfect for our Halloween get together this Saturday. Thank you for sharing this.

  • Britney October 27, 2017 04.33 am

    I would have never guessed that was cheese! Thanks for the bonus recipe

  • Azia October 27, 2017 05.12 am

    OMG, this is so cool! I’m kidless but I think my 20-something friends would be crazy impressed with this, lol!

  • Times with Kai October 27, 2017 06.29 am

    Hey this is cool! So creative! <3

  • Cassie October 27, 2017 06.45 am

    This is such a clever idea! Perfect for a halloween party and I bet extra tasty too! Kids would love it

  • AnnMarie John October 27, 2017 09.27 am

    You wouldn’t even realize it’s made of cheese! It does look perfect for halloween though! I love the creativity. Thanks for the recipe and the tips on how to make it perfect.

  • Theresa Bailey October 27, 2017 11.35 am

    Wow that’s amazing. It’s so good it’s almost too gross to eat. LOL

  • Lisa October 27, 2017 12.16 pm

    Oh my! How fun! We have a Halloween party Saturday! I’m going to have to try this!

  • Cara @ Street Smart Nutrition October 27, 2017 02.11 pm

    These are great! After seeing the ingredients I think I could definitely tackle these simple spooky recipes. The brain looks incredibly detailed!

  • Brittany October 27, 2017 02.36 pm

    This is such a creative creepy dish to add your Halloween table. Super simple and yet delish at the same time. All your goblins and ghosts will be sure to enjoy this treat!

  • reesa October 28, 2017 03.15 pm

    OMG this is an AWESOME Halloween appetizer! I am saving this for a party idea!

  • Lori Bosworth October 28, 2017 10.39 pm

    Wow, love this brain appetizer for Halloween. I’m sure the kids will like it too!

  • Heather October 29, 2017 12.50 am

    This is such a great Halloween party idea! We have several that we’re attending over the next few days and I can’t wait to show up with this dish to share!

  • Jasmine October 29, 2017 12.51 am

    So cool, I would never have thought that to be cheese! Perfect for a Hallowen party, I’m a huge fan of cheese and i love the gorey affect!

  • CourtneyLynne October 29, 2017 01.45 am

    Omg how perfect is this for a Halloween party treat!!!! Cheese is always a hit!!!!

  • Meagan October 30, 2017 02.20 am

    This is a great idea for a party food!

  • TColeman October 30, 2017 12.45 pm

    This dip would be a huge hit in our house. I need to make this tomorrow!

  • Krystle Cook October 30, 2017 12.48 pm

    How fun is this?! I never would have thought to do something like this with cheese.

  • CIndy Ingalls October 31, 2017 05.11 am

    These dips are full of so much ghoulish fun. They would work great at adult and kid’s parties for Halloween.

  • Farrah November 01, 2017 03.05 pm

    This is so creative! I love having fun with food for the holidays. I would have never thought to use cream use!


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