Are you having a Halloween party? If you are… this is a great way to kick the festivities into high gear. You see, no Halloween party would be a complete without a graveyard bean dip to dig your bones into. Party ghouls will “ooze and aah” as they see this edible cemetery is up for grabs. The ghostly haunts is filled with 8 different layers of dipping fun, and serves as a great centerpiece until people are ready to devour. Or in my case last year, it was ZOMBIES. I went to a Zombie themed party and everybody went all out, of course they did, it was an entertainment industry party and the costumes were amazing and scary as heck. It was the funniest sight to see a dozen or so remarkably made up zombified friends of mine all corralled around this graveyard dip I made. It was as if they were real zombies and the brain appetizers had just come out from the kitchen. They all went insane for this dip, I’m not kidding when I say it’s very addicting and flavorful. I’m still kicking myself for not having a camera that night.
This year, because of how well received my graveyard bean dip was, I decided that I’m making this an annual reoccurrence. Me being who I am though, I want to make it slightly different or even try and top myself from the year before. How would I do that? A few days ago I was at my local Walmart in Rosemead walking through the massive chip aisle, as I always do because the boys in my family are chip freaks, and I happened upon a spooky treat…. Cheetos Bag Of Bones. Basically they are cheetos shaped like skeleton bones. At that moment a black lightbulb popped up over my head, and I thought “OMG, these cute little cheetos bones will add so much character to my graveyard dip.” Please check out the recipe below and the little Cheetos bones did exactly what I thought. While I was at the store I also picked up bags of candy and a cool light up pumpkin for a party table. Check out the pic at the very bottom.
- Tostitos scoops
- tomatoes (chopped)
- sour cream
- grated cheese
- sliced black olives
- chopped jalapenos
- refried beans
- wheat tortilla
- Pillsbury crescent rolls
- Cheetos ‘Bag Of Bones’
- Start with a clear pyrex baking dish.
- Crush a thin layer of tostitos scoops at the bottom. Reserve the rest of the bag to eat the bean dip with later.
- Top crushed chips with chopped tomatoes.
- Spoon enough sour cream to cover the entire layer of tomatoes.
- Layer grated cheese on top of sour cream.
- Top with black olives.
- Sprinkle a thin layer of chopped chiles over olives.
- Spread refried beans over chiles.
- Make a perfect rectangle in the center of the beans and fill with guacamole.
- Frame the guacamole with black olive slices.
- Decoration for the graveyard: I started with wheat tortillas. Using an x-acto knife I cut out a tree shape, and head stones. Then fry on each side until crisp.
- To make the floating ghosts: I unfolded the pillsbury crescent dough and carved out ghost shapes with an x-acto knife.
Making #Halloween come to life with these food friendly #ghosts. Graveyard recipe up on my blog later today! #WMTMoms @walmart
Then baked the dough ghosts until golden crisp (according to package for time and temperature), once they came out of the oven I shoved a stick into the ghost and allowed them to cool completely with the stick in.
- Assemble the tree slightly off center of rectangle. Then place the ghosts where you feel they will be the most visible. Stick the different sized head stones into the guacamole, then place a cheetos skeleton bone skull at the base of the head stone.
- Serve warm or cold.
- Happy Halloween! Enjoy!
Candy For Pumpkin:
- Snickers (fun size)
- Twizzlers (caramel apple )