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It is FINALLY starting to feel like fall around here. It’s been so warm since the kids went back to school but cool weather arrived in the last couple of days and I’m loving it. I love the weather, all the corn mazes and pumpkin patches, and fall foods, of course. Pumpkin everything, right?
Since it’s also soccer season for my kids, and football season for fans like us, we do a lot of snacking and finger food trays. Heluva Good! Dips are my favorite for pulling together a variety of dippers into a filling tray that everyone loves. I *might* call this dinner on some nights!
Heluva Good! Dips
The great thing about Heluva Good! Dip is that it’s not only soooo tasty – they’re made with real sour cream and delicious, flavorful spices – but they also come in a huge variety of flavors. This is perfect if your family is like mine and everyone has a different favorite. I haven’t tried a Heluva Good! Dip that I didn’t like, but French Onion is my tried-and-true favorite.
My husband loves the Bacon Horseradish, and my kids love Buttermilk Ranch. So we usually grab a few in the dairy aisle to keep everyone happy. Also, then no one tries to eat all my French Onion so that’s a win for team mom.
Halloween-Themed Finger Food Ideas
This is a really fun way to serve your fall finger foods trays, and it’s perfect for a Halloween party for kids and adults. Serve your favorite dippers: I try to find some unique shaped crackers, maybe slices of breads, and go for fall colored veggies like these sweet bell peppers.
Grab a small squash or pumpkin at the grocery store or your local market, and hollow it out to serve the dip in. Squash can be carved just like you would carve a pumkpin: Cut the top off and use a knife (a serrated blade is best, or a pumpkin carving knife is perfect if you have one) to go around the perimeter and loosen up any firm part of the veggie. Use a spoon to scoop it all out.
Here’s a little tip: If your squash is too deep to be filled by a container of dip, place a small ramekin or souffle cup upside down inside of it to take up some space. Then spoon the dip on top so it reaches the top of the squash. Garnish with something green if you want to make it pretty. Then dig in!
My guests thought this was such a cute way to serve finger foods this time of year. What other dippers do you think would be good on this tray?