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Spiderweb Taco Dip with Bat Tortilla Chips

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

about 1-1/2 cups dip and about 7 dozen chips

Every year, our daughter and her friends anticipate our annual Halloween party. Among the menu items is this spiderweb taco dip with bat-shaped tortilla chips. —Sonia Candler, Edmonton, Alberta
Spiderweb Taco Dip with Bat Tortilla Chips Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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Ingredients

  • 20 chipotle chili and pepper tortillas or flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/8 teaspoon pepper
  • DIP:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup prepared guacamole
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons sour cream

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cut tortillas into bat shapes with a 3-3/4-in. cookie cutter. Place tortillas on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Spritz tortillas with cooking spray. Combine the garlic salt, coriander, paprika and pepper; sprinkle over tortillas. Bake until edges just begin to brown, 5-8 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, combine cream cheese and salsa. Spread into a 9-in. pie plate. Carefully spread guacamole to within 1 in. of edges.
  3. Place sour cream in a small resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Pipe thin concentric circles an inch apart over guacamole. Beginning with the center circle, gently pull a knife through circles toward outer edge. Wipe knife clean. Repeat to complete spiderweb pattern. Serve with tortilla bats.

Spiderweb Taco Dip Tips

What are some variations of this spiderweb taco dip recipe?

Make this recipe even more festive by creating "spiders" out of olives (use one whole olive for the body and sliced olives for the legs). To add even more flavor, add ground beef, shredded cheddar cheese and olives to this Halloween appetizer.

Can you make this spiderweb taco dip ahead of time?

You can certainly make this dip a few hours beforehand. Just make sure to store it inside the fridge to prevent the guacamole from turning brown.

How do you store this spiderweb taco dip?

Like other dip recipes, you can store this spiderweb taco dip for up to two days in the fridge. Store inside a serving bowl and wrap with plastic wrap.

How can you prevent guacamole from turning brown?

The plastic wrap covering will prevent your dip from going brown. If you're worried about the guacamole container you purchased to use for this recipe, try this simple guacamole trick to prevent browning.

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons dip with 7 chips: 338 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 704mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 9g protein.

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