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This is a quick and easy spread to make for any occasion. The name comes from a friend of mine who hates crab and made some disparaging comments about the appearance of the dip. It tastes great and has the perfect appearance for Halloween when paired with a creative name. I like topping this spread with 1/2 cup toasted sliced almonds, but you lose the shredded brain effect. For serving on a different occasion, omit the food coloring and add the almonds.

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 8 ounce can crabmeat, drained and flaked
3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives
2 tablespoons milk
orange and green food coloring
1/2 teaspoon prepared horseradish
salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Mix all of the ingredients except for the almonds and place in a greased shallow baking dish, adding enough green and orange food coloring to give the dish a greyish cast. Bake for 15 minutes.

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