This is such a fun recipe from the wonderful people at Women's Day, and I've made this so many times for parties, and it's great!

Step 1:
Using a serrated knife, horizontally slice through top third of bread loaf, keeping top of bread attached along the long side opposite you; this will be the coffin lid.

Step 2:
Carefully raise lid three-quarters open. Insert a skewer through bread top at each back corner of the lid, carefully threading each skewer through the bottom part of the loaf. This will keep lid open.

Step 3:
Using kitchen shears, snip top of skewers flush with bread lid.
Following the contours of the loaf, and starting a 1/2 inch from loaf edges, score a rectangle in cut surface of bread bottom with a small knife.

Step 5:
Carefully discard bread from inside the rectangle, leaving a 1/2 inch bread wall on all sides and a hollow into which to put the dip.

Step 6:
Hollow out bread from coffin lid.

Step 7:
Insert 3 or 4 toothpicks into breadstick along one length.

Step 8:
Attach breadstick handle to front of coffin.

For the Dead Man's Dip recipe and to watch step-by-step directions, click here.