Spooky Spinach Dip


Here is another borrowed recipe. This one we found from www.womansday.com

It looks awesome and who doesn’t love spinach dip? Follow the easy instructions below and enjoy this creative and delicious treat!


  • 1 cup(s) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup(s) mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon(s) dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 package(s) (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup(s) chopped scallions
  • 1/4 cup(s) shredded carrots
  • Wilton leaf green icing color (optional)
  • 2 refrigerated breadsticks (from an 11-oz can)
  • Wilton black icing color
  • 1 round loaf pumpernickel bread
  • 1 package(s) (8 oz) cream cheese


  1. In medium bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, basil, black pepper, garlic powder and salt; mix well. Stir in spinach, scallions and carrots; blend well. Tint green with icing color if desired. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight for flavors to develop.
  2. Heat oven to 350°F. Unroll 2 attached breadsticks from package of refrigerated breadsticks. Twist and form into handle shape. Insert toothpick into each end and bake as package directs. (You can bake the remaining breadsticks as well and serve them as an accompaniment to dip. Make sure to bake them immediately after opening the package.)
  3. Remove to rack to cool completely. Paint handle with black icing color. Cut top off bread and hollow out to form a bowl. Insert handle into top of bread bowl.

In a small bowl, tint cream cheese black with icing color. Transfer to ziptop bag. Snip 1/2-in. hole from one corner of bag. Pipe around top of cauldron. Spoon dip into top of cauldron. Serve with Pumpkin-Shaped Tortilla Dippers and raw vegetables.

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