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A Halloween Party Appetizer Idea recipe for a cream cheese dip shaped like a tombstone in a Graveyard to serve at a Halloween Party.
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Halloween Party Food: Tombstone In A Graveyard Dip

Make this easy cream cheese dip shaped like a tombstone in a graveyard. This Halloween appetizer will be a BIG HIT at your Halloween party!
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizers, Dips, & Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Halloween Party Idea, Halloween Recipe, Halloween Recipes
Servings: 15
Calories: 109kcal


Pepper Cracker Spread

  • 12 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 6 ounces goat cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon Lawry’s seasoned salt
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coarse cracked black pepper (reserve for decoration)

Make The Tombstone Cracker Spread To Serve

  • ¼ cup fresh parsley finely chopped
  • assorted crackers


  • Reserve the coarse cracked black pepper for decoration.
  • Mix the soft cream cheese, goat cheese, garlic powder, Lawry's seasoned salt, celery salt, and dried thyme in a mixing bowl by hand, a handheld mixer, or mini Cuisinart.
  • On a small platter, shape the ½ the cracker spread into a tombstone shape or mold tombstone in hands and place on small platter. Shape other ½ 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.
  • Go back over the letters until you can read it, make sure the cracker dip isn't too soft to carve the letters.
  • Sprinkle parsley on the mound for grass.
  • Surround the grave with assorted crackers and serve.



cream cheese:

Soften cream cheese by leaving on the counter for a couple of hours.

decorating tip:

Carve RIP into the cream cheese when it is not too soft using the tip of a paring knife.

goat cheese:

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