Candy Corn Cheese Spread Recipe
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Candy Corn Cheese Spread Recipe

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This yummy cheese spread is perfect for Halloween gatherings. It can be served warm, at room temperature or even chilled. The recipe has lots of Tex-Mex flavor, which is sure to please your guests. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. + standing
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 3/4 cup finely crushed yellow tortilla chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream, divided
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Assorted crackers

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons (calculated without crackers): 117 calories, 10g fat (6g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 148mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Press parchment paper onto the bottom of a 1-qt. round baking dish. In a bowl, combine crushed chips and butter; press into prepared dish. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, 2 tablespoons sour cream, egg, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon chili powder and cumin. Stir in chilies and cheese blend. Spoon evenly over warm crust.
  3. Bake at 325° for 40-45 minutes or until the top is lightly browned and a thermometer inserted near the center reads 160°. Let stand for 10 minutes; run a knife around edge and invert onto a serving platter. Carefully remove parchment paper.
  4. Place remaining sour cream in a heavy-duty resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Pipe a large candy corn shape; sprinkle with remaining chili powder. Serve with crackers. Yield: 2 cups.
Originally published as Candy Corn Cheese Spread in Halloween Party Favorites 2008, p15

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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collectorkerri User ID: 212062 105096
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"I didn't find this to be to my taste. The concept is cute, but it was only OK and I have other dip recipes that are better."

rachaelb User ID: 6939866 159400
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2012

"This recipe was a hit at my Halloween party! Add salsa to the recipe for an extra flavor kick!"

Ldilley User ID: 5423697 88450
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2012

"I don't rate until I try it to give it a fair rating."

[email protected] User ID: 1307242 92952
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2012

"Thank you Sullivcm! I think that the nice part about this recipe IS that you can make it any time AND change the decoration on top to fit the occasion."

Sullivcm User ID: 6403388 174213
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2012

"I believe the "review" is to rate the actual recipe, not the name of it. It's hard ot believe that no one actually rated the recipe, but had the time to bash the name of it. Forget the name, and forget about drawing a graphic on the top - the dip is very good & very different."

susanmcreynolds User ID: 1348037 113852
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2012

"The name made me think it was something I could prepare for my Kindergarten class. Not. Yuck!"

Peggy Springs User ID: 5181262 105086
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2012

"This recipe sounds really good to me. I will definitely try it. The candy corn is just a way to use it for halloween. I think it is a cute idea. Would call it Mexican candy corn cheese spread:)"

whalewatcher17 User ID: 920885 178046
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2012

"I havent made this, the ingedients sound like a bizzare combo.....also agree about the name. What about "tortilla tex-mex dip"?"

chezshea User ID: 3621564 157689
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2012

"I agree with Torytales. But, this recipe is not appealing to those who would make it. It needs a new name. That's all.

Perhaps -"Mexicana cheese-Tortilla Chip Crusted appetizer: Halloween-style!"
I know this would taste great, but is making the wrong presentation for the
proper audience."

torytales User ID: 4957388 113851
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2012

"Why are people rating this before making the recipe?!?"

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