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Halloween Appetizer Peppered Tombstone Cracker Spread Recipe
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Halloween Appetizer: Peppered Tombstone Cracker Spread

Peppered Tombstone Cracker Spread is a spooky and easy Halloween appetizer to serve with assorted crackers. A bit hit at Halloween parties!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizers, Dips, & Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Halloween party dip, Halloween spread
Servings: 15
Calories: 109kcal


Pepper Cracker Spread

  • 12 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 6 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Lawry’s seasoned salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coarse cracked black pepper (reserve for decoration)

Make The Tombstone Cracker Spread To Serve

  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • assorted crackers


  • In a stand mixer (or handheld mixer), combine the softened cream cheese, goat cheese, garlic powder, Lawry's seasoned salt, celery salt, and dried thyme in a mixing bowl (Reserve the coarse cracked black pepper for decoration).
  • On a small platter, shape the 1/2 the cracker spread into a tombstone or mold tombstone in hands and place on small platter.
  • Shape other 1/2 of the cracker spread into a mound in front of the tombstone.
  • Using a spoon, sprinkle the "tombstone" with fresh cracked pepper.
  • With the point of a small paring knife, write “RIP” on the tombstone.
  • Sprinkle parsley on the mound for grass.
  • Surround the grave with assorted crackers and serve.

A big hit at Halloween parties!


    Soften cream cheese by leaving on counter for a couple of hours. Carve RIP into the cream cheese when it is not too soft using the tip of a paring knife.
    This recipe for Peppered Tombstone Spread was inspired and adapted from Taste of Home.
    Hey, if goat cheese isn't your thing, you can leave it out. The recipe works just fine without it!


    Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 47mg | Vitamin A: 505IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.5mg