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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Shrimp on the Brain Molded Dip - a Halloween Treat!


     EEEEEEEEK!  They've all been eating my brains!  Jax loves shrimp dip, so he was eating cracker after cracker loaded with this stuff.  He kept asking for "more mommy brains!" 

    I am not sure if I should be proud or scared....



     I have actually made this a few times now.  Every time it gets a lot of fun first impression comments.  Once somebody has the guts to cut into it, everyone loves eating it too.

   Matt's favorite holiday is Halloween and his birthday is just a few days before, so we normally have people over for a party at some point the week of Halloween. People get dressed up, we make fun snacks (at least since I've been around) and everyone has a good time.  As more and more younguns get added to the group, the Halloween party isn't quite what it used to be.  That doesn't mean we can't still make fun snacks!




Molded Shrimp Dip

Ingredients:

1 10 oz can cream of mushroom soup
1 8 oz package cream cheese
1 package unflavored gelatin
1/4 cup water
1 bunch green onions or handfull of chives
2 cups shrimp, chopped (I sometimes use whole salad shrimp)
1 cup mayonnaise
dash or two of hot sauce

Cocktail sauce and crackers for serving.

  1. Stir the gelatin into the water and set aside.
  2. In a large sauce pan over low heat, mix cream cheese and mushroom soup until completely smooth.  Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in the gelatin and water mixture until well mixed.
  4. Fold in the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Pour into a greased mold.  (I used a brain shaped one like this one but you could do a ring if it isn't Halloween)
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  7. Unmold brain and serve with cocktail sauce and crackers.
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70 comments:

  1. Love it - Looks super creepy for Halloween :)

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    1. I love it too! I think it's a little too creepy for some people, but I think it's fun! Have a great Halloween!

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  2. This is spectacular! Pinning this and looking for a chance to make it this year!

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  3. This is def. creepy looking yet so fun! Love it! This would be perfect at a Halloween party or for a Halloween food day at work!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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    1. It is so much fun to see peoples' reactions! I really should make this for work this month. That would be great!

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  4. This is such a perfect creepy Halloween food, I love the knife stuck in it!

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    1. Thank you! That was a new addition for this year and I thought it really took it to the next level ;-)

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  5. That is so clever Carlee! My family would devour this recipe. Wonderful for Halloween!

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    1. Thank you! We always think it is a fun (and tasty) one!

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  6. THIS IS SO GROSS I LOVE IT!!! I'm sure it tastes wonderful to, but I don't think I could bring myself to cut into it!

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    1. It is funny to watch people react to it. Nobody wants to be the first to eat it (much like a pretty cake) but eventually somebody goes for it.

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  7. This is too cute! I've never seen anything like it.

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    1. I love making it for new groups of people so I can see their reaction!

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  8. Carlee, This is just the cutest idea, in a creepy cute way! I love it, and it is the PERFECT Halloween party menu item. Visiting from Miz. Helen's Full Plate Thursday. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you so much! It is one of those things that you can only make for certain occasions which makes it all that much more fun! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  9. Oh my, how frightful! Ha ha! This is awesome. Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids Tasty Tuesdays. I hope you will join us again next week.

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    1. Hehe! I really like this one! Thanks for hosting!

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  10. Oh my goodness it does look like a brain!!! All these scary Halloween recipes look great and I'm sure the kids love them. Thanks Carlee for sharing with us at #WednesdaysWisdom.

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    1. Halloween really gives you a chance to make some fun (and cute/creepy) food! I think it is one of my new favorite holidays to cook for!

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  11. Aw, due to allergies I can't eat this recipe - but I'm sure I could find a substitution. I love that mold and I'm totally ordering it. Thanks for the idea!

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    1. You'll have to let me know what you sub in! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. ahh! how crazy is this recipe! soooo cool!! Definitely trying this soon!

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    1. It's always one of my favorite things to make for an adult Halloween party!

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  13. Oh my goodness! This is so creepy looking! My boys would love it! The recipe sounds really delicious. Thanks for sharing at Inspiration Thursday!

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    1. It is so much fun to serve! I try not to make it for the same group every year so the shock doesn't wear off!

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  14. What a FUN appetizer for Halloween! I will have to remember this if we go to any parties!

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    1. It is always the best seeing the reaction of people seeing it for the first time!

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  15. This is such a crazy cool idea for Halloween! So creative and sounds delicious, too!

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    1. Thank you! This is one of my favorite Halloween party treats!

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  16. What a great addition to any Halloween Party, great idea! Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. This is one of my favorite things to make for Halloween! Thanks for hosting!

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  17. LOL This is awesome! I'll have to remember this when my nieces get older!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thank you! I really think this is a fun one that only seems appropriate once a year!

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  18. Look Terrifyingly tasty - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

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    1. It was scarily good! Thanks so much for hosting!

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  19. I love shrimp dip too. This is a great Halloween recipe! Thanks for linking up at the Best of the Blogosphere Linky Party!

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    1. I always find it to be addicting! Thanks for hosting!

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  20. Great idea for a Halloween party. Pinned! Thanks for sharing with us at #Throwback Thursday link party. Please join us again next week and invite your friends to join.

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    1. It is great to see the looks on people's faces when they see it!

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  21. That would definitely be an interesting site on the appetizer table!! ha/ha I never thought of using my Jello mold for other things...great idea!! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

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    1. It is fun to have some savory spooky holiday treat too! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  22. Oh this is so awesome and cute for a Halloween party! I love this appetizer and i pinned it. Thanks for sharing this with us at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
    Have a nice week.
    Julie

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  23. This is so fun and perfect for all my doctor friends that are coming to the Halloween party! They will love dissecting it! Thanks for sharing with Saucy Saturdays!

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  24. I love how super scary this is! You are my featured post for the Spooktacular Linky this week! Sharing on Social Media today!

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  25. Loving this brain shrimp dip (and the blood)! (And Jax's comment on mommy brains.) Well, let's just say I'm liking a lot about these brains. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this recipe on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward checking out your recipe this week. :)

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    1. lol! It is a fun one, that is for sure! I stopped over with some sweets this week, I hope you enjoy them!

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  26. I love this!! I love how creepy it looks and it's perfect for halloween! :) Thank you for sharing this with us at #SaucySaturdays! :)

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    1. Thanks for hosting! It is kind of fun to make something a little creepy every once in a while!

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  27. This is awesome and such a perfect snack for Halloween! Thanks so much for sharing at Share The Wealth Sunday!
    xoxo
    Lisa

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    1. It is a fun one, that is for sure! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  28. That is absolutely genius and spooky gross perfect for halloween!!!
    XOXO

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  29. What a creative idea! I don't think I'd be the first to cut it! Thanks for sharing with the #BlogFair, hope you can visit again this week.

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    1. It takes a while for somebody to work up the courage, but then it usually goes quickly! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  30. This is like my favorite time of year. I just love dishes like this one! It's awesome.

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    1. It never used to be my favorite, but it is quickly becoming that way! I love all the fun things you can make!

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  31. I so appreciate you sharing your post at the #AnythingGoes Link Party. I'm looking forward to what you'll share with us next week.

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  32. Congratulations!
    Your recipe was featured on Full Plate Thursday! Hope you are having a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thank you so much! I always love seeing what your plate is filled with!

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  33. This is totally my type of Halloween fun food! Thanks for joining us for the Halloween 2016 blog hop.

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    1. Thanks, Sherry! I have a couple of ideas in mind to switch it up for this year. I hope I find the time to make them happen!

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  34. Ha...this is so neat! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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