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'Shrimp On The Brain' Cracker Spread

A creamy shrimp party dip, with a devilishly spooky look.


  • 1 10 oz can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 pkg unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 cups cooled, cooked shrimp, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tsp hot sauce
  • cocktail sauce
  • crisp, sturdy crackers


  • Whisk together the gelatin and water until completely dissolved. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, over medium heat, stir together the cream cheese and soup until completely incorporated and smooth. 
  • Remove the skillet from heat and stir in the gelatin mixture until completely incorporated. Gently fold in the remaining ingredients.
  • Lightly spray the inside of a brain shaped mold with non stick cooking spray. Pour the dip mixture into the upended mold. Cover the mold tightly with cling wrap, and refrigerate until set-- at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  • When ready to serve, turn the mold right side up and out onto a serving plate or dish to release it. Spread a bit of cocktail sauce over the top of your 'brain' to bloody it up. Insert a cheese 'knife' or small steak knife into the top for added presentation (optional).
  • Serve with extra cocktail sauce and crackers for dipping/spreading. 


recipe adapted from Cooking With Carlee