I stinking love the holidays. I may not really dress up for Halloween, mostly because I want a rockin’ costume but am not willing to pay $600 for one, but I do love dressing up our kids. So far my favorite outfits have been Rainbow Brite and her sprite (plus my number one recipe is on that post), Tink. Gosh I loved those costumes. Not that Thing 1 and Thing 2 weren’t fun, but rainbow brite was for shizzle the best. I know, another sweet dip recipe, but trust me it was so delicious I literally stood at the counter shoving it into my mouth one afternoon. It’s like heaven on a graham cracker bone.
I know, it’s a little gross, but trust me the kiddos think it’s fantastic. And if it didn’t taste so good I’d be worried too but it really is so yummy. Especially if you love red velvet. That’s how you get the red color, no food coloring necessary! Just add a box of red velvet cake mix!
The dip is really easy to make and most items you probably already have. This particular dip takes advantage of a red velevet cake mix from Betty Crocker. I wanted it to have that creamy and sweet flavor and be bright red so what better way to achieve that than to use a red velvet cake mix? I went ahead and opted for greek yogurt instead of double the cream cheese or sour cream, powdered sugar, and chunks of chocolate chip cookies.
I wanted the dip to be zombie dip, or The Walking Dead dip (are you watching that show? The first episode was so gory I just couldn’t bring myself to watch another.) which means I needed gooey, red, and something with texture so as if you were biting into bones and organs. Wow, that sounds pretty disgusting. But Halloween is kind of about being disgusting. Or about women trying to make every costume imaginable into something sexy and then complaining that men look at them like objects…. oh sorry, I guess I went ahead and took it there.
Those chunks of chocolate chip cookies became our favorite part. We were suddenly digging through the entire dip wishing we had added more. They really do give a little more variety to the over the top sweet dip.
What Is The Difference Between Regular Yogurt and Greek Yogurt?
Greek yogurt has been strained 3 times which removes most of the moisture.
This is what makes Greek yogurt thicker, smoother and creamier.
Because it is more concentrated, Greek yogurt has more protein and has a stronger flavor.
What is a Substitute for Cream Cheese?
You can use 1 cup pureed cottage cheese [or] 1 cup plain yogurt, strained overnight in a cheesecloth for 1 cup of cream cheese.
You can also use Neufchatel, which is a low fat cream cheese.
Is Red Velvet Cake Just Chocolate Cake With Red Dye?
Red velvet cake is different than chocolate cake.
Red velvet cake is made with buttermilk, cocoa powder and vinegar.
The chemical reaction from these ingredients turn the cake a red color, and then red food coloring is added to enhance the red color.
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- 3/4 Cup Red Velvet Cake Mix just the powder, do not make the mix
- 5.3 oz. Plain Greek Yogurt
- 8 oz. Cream Cheese
- 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 Pinch of salt
- 5 Chocolate Chip Cookies baked
- Zombie candies*see note
- Scooby Doo Graham Cracker Bones
- Combine everything except the cookies and candy in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth.
- Add the cookies and fold them in, allowing them to break up throughout the dip.
- Place in a dish and top with zombie candies.
- Serve with Scooby Doo Graham cracker bones