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Zombie dip or red velvet cookie dip with actual chocolate chip cookies and red velvet cake mix! #halloween ohsweetbasil.com-4

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.

Zombie dip or red velvet cookie dip with actual chocolate chip cookies and red velvet cake mix! #halloween ohsweetbasil.com

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!

Zombie dip or red velvet cookie dip with actual chocolate chip cookies and red velvet cake mix! #halloween ohsweetbasil.com

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.

Zombie dip or red velvet cookie dip with actual chocolate chip cookies and red velvet cake mix! #halloween ohsweetbasil.com

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.

Zombie dip or red velvet cookie dip with actual chocolate chip cookies and red velvet cake mix! #halloween ohsweetbasil.com

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.

Zombie Dip

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Zombie Dip

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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 6
The dip is really easy to make and most items you probably already have. Red Velvet cake mix gives it the bright red color!


  • 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


The candies were all found in our local grocery stores. The hands and feet were the sticks for zombie suckers. I easily snapped off the candy part and used the "sticks" or body parts for decoration. Make sure to pull them out or fully warn everyone that they aren't edible before eating.
Store in the refrigerator
Nutrition Facts
Zombie Dip
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 294 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 287mg12%
Potassium 154mg4%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 508IU10%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Wow what imagination to come up with this dip! It looks fantastic and I sure its super tasty!! The body parts are pretty realistic!!

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  • What a fun Halloween dip!

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  • This is so perfectly gross and delicious all in one. I love it!!! My kids are going to go nuts for this for sure!!! And what a great idea to add cookie chunks!!!

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  • AHHHHH OH MY GOOOOSH THIS IS THE COOLEST DIP EVER! So creative and looks AMAZING. Mmmm, red velvet guts!

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  • My friend just told me about your blog and also “Cooking With Mr. C.” on Facebook. (also a blog) I just “Liked” his Facebook page and came to your site. It looks terrific. I love when people share blogs with each other. Denise

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    • Thanks Denise! Can’t wait to hear from you again!

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  • Oh my gosh! This is so creepy looking but I bet it tastes incredible!

  • How fun! So creative and just perfect for being spooked!

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    • the girls certainly thought so!

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  • Love this! We must be on the same wave-length, cause this is creepily similar to what I will be posting tomorrow! Totally digging the little body parts in there! 🙂

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    • woohoo!!

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  • You better believe my boys would go crazy over this dip! That is if they can get me away from it first. You are so clever!

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  • I love this dip 🙂 how fun!

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  • lol how did you make something so delicious look so ickyyy??! 😛 It’s magic! Halloween magic!

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    • “I’ve got the magic in me…” haha sorry, popped into my head

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  • Disgustingly delicious! I love zombies and everything Halloween- I could probably eat the whole thing while watching an episode of TWD.

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  • Ha! How frigging fabulous is this! I think I’d be pretty unstoppable with this devilishly good dip! It looks amazing, Carrian.

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    • thanks lady! Can’t wait to one day hang out!

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  • Oh my gosh, I nearly died. So gruesome but so fun!

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  • Whoa baby! You are so creative! Love this!

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  • This is seriously creepy, but sounds amazing!! Perfect for Halloween!

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  • I LOVE this! It’s such a fun idea for a party.

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  • Red velvet mix is such a great idea, I love how spooky and bold this dip is!

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    • thanks! It definitely was an easy way to get the color and flavor in one.

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  • This is such a creative holiday dip. I bet your kids went nuts over this. I don’t dress up for the very same reason. Have a wonderful Halloween.

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    • it’s seriously so expensive! Or slutty. haha

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  • That is not only one of the most creative things I have ever seen, it looks like the most delicious!!

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    • thanks Ali! I ate waaaaay too much!

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  • This is so creative! Haha, I totally love it and it’s perfect for the spooky holiday coming up!

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    • thanks my darlin’! MWAH!

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  • This is so cool! Obsessing over the cookies IN the dip! Love this!

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    • OH MAN, I started digging for the cookies. Haha

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