Halloween Buffalo Chicken Dip in a pie dish with jack-o-lantern face

Halloween is almost here and per usual, my favorite month of the year is just flying by. I’m still not sure what our Halloween will look like here, but I’ve been busy making Halloween-themed foods all month because we need the extra fun this year!

I always enjoy making savory Halloween snacks and dishes because there’s never a shortage of the sweet stuff out there. Buffalo chicken is always a great choice for Halloween because duh, it’s orange! Buffalo chicken dip + pizza dough is the perfect combo! I used my usual Buffalo Chicken Dip to make this. I then used pizza dough to roll up around the sides to create the perfect dippers!

Halloween Buffalo Chicken Dip in a pie dish with jack-o-lantern face

To make the face, I used a smaller bit of the pizza dough, rolled it out, and cut into a jack-o-lantern face. I then took some black food coloring and brushed it on the face and voila! Of course, I am not at ALL skilled when it comes to dough or decorating, so my face pieces are far from perfect, but it still came together and is a cute little dip!

I bought pizza dough from my grocery store premade. You will need 1 pound of pizza dough. I broke it down into 15 pieces (with 1 for the face pieces). One of the rolls with a good scoop of the dip is pretty filling. If you want more servings or smaller servings, you could create smaller dough balls which I might do the next time I make this. Either way, this dip is super yummy and honestly one of the few buffalo chicken recipes I really like as I’m not typically a big buffalo chicken fan.

You could also serve this dip with tortilla chips to scoop up any leftover dip or if some people may not want a roll.

Halloween Buffalo Chicken Dip on a plate with a bread roll

Halloween Buffalo Chicken Dip in a pie dish with jack-o-lantern face
Yield: 14 servings

Halloween Buffalo Chicken Dip

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Halloween Buffalo Chicken Dip - Buffalo chicken dip baked with pizza dough rolls and a jack-o-lantern face! A fun savory Halloween appetizer!


  • 1 block plain cream cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar and/or jack cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup buffalo sauce (I like Frank’s)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken (I use rotisserie)
  • 1 pound prepared pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • black food dye and a small paint brush


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. In a mixing bowl, add the cream cheese, cheese, buffalo sauce, garlic powder, and the chicken. Use a hand mixer to combine. Spray a pie dish with cooking spray. Transfer the dip into the pie dish, (but leave a small space around the sides in order to stuff the dough balls later). Set aside.
  2. Sprinkle some flour on a clean surface. Take the pizza dough and divide into about 15 even-sized dough balls. If desired, you can break them down to smaller balls to get more, but will want one larger one to make the face pieces.
  3. Roll each piece and place around the sides of the pie dish. Take the remaining dough ball and roll flat with a rolling pin. Use a sharp knife to carve out two triangle shapes for the jack-o-lantern eyes and a mouth. Add two drops of black food gel into a small bowl and mix with 2 tablespoons of water. Use a paint brush to color one side of the eye and mouth pieces. Arrange on the top center of the dip.
  4. Use a pastry brush and brush the olive oil on top of each of the dough balls. Sprinkle with some salt (and/or Parmesan cheese if desired). Bake the dip for approximately 20-25 minutes until the dip is heated through and the dough balls are golden and cooked through. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 228Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 43mgSodium: 451mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 12g

Halloween Buffalo Chicken Dip