Goblins with Pumpkin Dip Recipe
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Goblins with Pumpkin Dip Recipe

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Scare up some fun at your Halloween bash with these ghostly good tortilla chips and pleasing pumpkin dip. —Christy Johnson, Columbus, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 20 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 can (15 ounces) solid-pack pumpkin
  • 3 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Nutritional Facts

1/4 cup: 164 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; set aside. Cut tortillas with a ghost-shaped 3-1/2-in. cookie cutter; place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
  2. Spritz cutouts with cooking spray; sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Bake at 350° for 6-8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks.
  3. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Gradually add the pumpkin, pie spice, vanilla and ginger; beat until blended. Serve warm or chilled with goblins. Refrigerate leftover dip. Yield: 3-1/2 cups dip (about 40 goblins).
Originally published as Goblins with Pumpkin Dip in Taste of Home's Halloween Annual 2006, p21

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upsndowns User ID: 2680760 208243
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2014

"Love this recipe. We do a secret ghost at work and one of the days you are to give pumpkin items. I make this for them. It is always a hit."

Beckythebarber User ID: 6988440 160037
Reviewed Nov. 27, 2013

"Easy. Different. Festive. Great with gingersnaps, unsalted round crackers, and apple slices."

melliejoes User ID: 4058007 144987
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"This is a very tasty dip. I found a tub of Pumpkin Spice cream cheese at the grocery store and it was even more delicious."

sillymama User ID: 5118621 208242
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2013

"Super for grandkids!! Wanted more!"

CStargardt08 User ID: 7212745 208241
Reviewed Oct. 1, 2013

"Easy to make and very tasty! Not too sweet and just the right consistency for a dip. I made the goblins and they were a hit, but it was also wonderful on apple slices!"

pudgeman User ID: 7087770 208240
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2013

"This was so much fun to make. Delicious pumpkin flavor and the ghosts are so cute."

mamaknowsbest User ID: 5826120 208239
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2013

"Our family loves this dip recipe! We frequently purchase thin crisp giner cookies instead of making our own. It is always a hit with kids and adults. It is not to sugary like other dips. And it does not involve peanut butter that prevents some from enjoying. GREAT recipe!"

geopchick User ID: 5714774 143691
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2013

"These were super tasty. I only made two ghosts and then just did triangles for the rest so I could get more from the tortillas. Everyone loved these and I have used the cinnamon tortilla chips for other dips, too. Yum!"

kathidahl User ID: 1718596 113538
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2012

"This is really yymmy! and I will be making again. However, I want to know how some of you were able to cut shapes from tortillas with cookie cutters. Did not work for me at all so I free cut ghosts...not quite as cute as those pictured, but they were obviously ghosts.."

Fixitright User ID: 6508296 98032
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2012

"Made this recipe as stated. Made both the tortillas and the pie crust goblins as a reviewer suggested. Tortillas were much better. Make sure you mix the creamcheese and sugar until fluffy, mine was a little thin but the flavor was GREAT"

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