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Halloween Spider Bean Dip

Halloween Spider Bean Dip

This is a fun and delicious bean dip to make for your little ghouls and goblins on Halloween night.

 

This cold six layer dip is topped with large, creepy spiders, making it perfect for your next Halloween party.  As a bonus, this bean dip is really easy to make, and can be prepared the night before and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

 

To make this spider bean dip you will need

1 (16 ounce) can Refried Beans

½ cup Diced Tomatoes (1 large tomato should be plenty)

1½ tablespoon Green Onions, sliced

1 cup Finely Shredded Cheese, we used Colby & Monterey Jack

4-6 ounces Sour Cream

6 ounces Pitted Black Olives, drained and patted dry

 

You will also need

9 inch pie dish, or other similar plate or pan

A piping bag, or a zip top bag to make the spider web

Tortilla Chips, for serving

 

Prep Work

The prep work for this bean dip is simple. Plus, it’s a no-cook appetizer which makes it even easier!

 

Add the refried beans to a medium bowl. Give them a really good stir to loosen them up and make them easy to spread.

 

Dice the tomato by cutting it into quarters. Then, remove all the seeds and fleshy inside with a spoon. Cut the tomato into strips and dice it.

A tomato on a wood cutting board that has been seeded, cut into strips and diced.

 

Slice the green onions. The easiest way to do this is to cut them with kitchen shears.

Green onions being snipped by kitchen shears into a clear bowl.

 

Add the sour cream to a piping bag or a re-sealable zip top bag.  Cut a tiny piece from the tip so that only a thin line will be dispensed.

 

Make the Spiders

To make the spider body we need half a black olive. Cut 3 or 4 black olives in half, lengthwise to make 6-8 spiders.

 

Make the spider legs by slicing a whole black olive into thin rounds, less than a ¼ inch will do. Then cut the rounds in half. You’ll need 8 legs per spider.

Black olive pieces displayed on a green cutting board.

 

Build the Halloween Spider Dip

Spread the refried beans into a 9 inch pie dish. Use a rubber spatula or the back of a large spoon to get an even, smooth layer.

Refried Beans in a glass pie plate.

 

Layer the diced tomatoes over the refried beans, gently press the tomatoes into the refried beans so they are not floating on top (use your fingers or a small rubber spatula).

 

Then, sprinkle the green onions on top.

Refried beans topped with diced tomatoes and sliced green onions in a glass pie plate.

 

Next, add the finely shredded cheese over the dip in an even layer, covering the entire area.

A layer of finely shredded cheese covering refried beans and diced tomatoes and green onions in a glass pie plate.

 

Now the dip is ready for the sour cream spider web

Start with making a cross, dividing the pie in 4. Then draw 2 more lines with the sour cream making an X and dividing the pie into 8. Think about it like slicing a pizza, same principal, except you’re drawing with sour cream.

Sour cream lines on the cheese covered bean dip in a glass pie plate.

 

To complete the web

Draw around the pie and across the existing lines making a web pattern. Start on the outside and work your way in.

Don’t worry if the web is not perfect, the spiders are going to top it and cover a large area. Plus, it adds to the spookiness!

Sour cream lines made into a spider web on the cheese covered bean dip in a glass pie plate.

 

Assemble the spiders on the bean dip

Start with the body (half a black olive) then arrange 8 of the sliced olive pieces around the body.

A bean dip with spiders made from black olive pieces.

 

Gently press the spider pieces into the dip, so they stay put and don’t crawl around!

 

Cover the dip with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Make sure the plastic wrap won’t disturb your sour cream web masterpiece!

 

Serve with the spider bean dip with tortilla chips and enjoy!

 

Need more easy appetizer ideas? Try one of these recipes:

Mini Taco Bites

Creamy Spinach Dip

Hot Artichoke Dip

Taco Dip

Loaded Sheet Pan Nachos

 

A bean dip with spiders made from black olive pieces.
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Halloween Spider Bean Dip

This is a fun and delicious bean dip to make for your little ghouls and goblins on Halloween night. This cold six layer dip is topped with large, creepy spiders, making it perfect for your next Halloween party.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bean dip
Servings: 6
Calories: 208kcal
Author: Elizabeth

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces Refried Beans
  • ½ cup Diced Tomatoes 1 large tomato should be plenty
  • tablespoon Green Onions sliced
  • 1 cup Finely Shredded Cheese we used Colby & Monterey Jack
  • 4-6 ounces Sour Cream
  • 6 ounces Pitted Black Olives drained and patted dry

Instructions

You will also need: 9 inch pie dish (or other similar plate or pan), a piping bag, or a zip top bag to make the spider web, Tortilla Chips (for serving)

    Prep work

    • Add the refried beans to a medium bowl. Give them a really good stir to loosen them up and make them easy to spread.
    • Add the sour cream to a piping bag or a re-sealable zip top bag. Cut a tiny piece from the tip so that only a thin line will be dispensed.

    Make the Spiders

    • Cut 3 or 4 black olives in half, lengthwise to make 6-8 spiders.
    • Make the spider legs by slicing a whole black olive into thin rounds, less than a ¼ inch. Then cut the rounds in half. You’ll need 8 legs per spider.

    Build the Halloween Spider Dip

    • Spread the refried beans into a 9 inch pie dish. Use a rubber spatula or the back of a large spoon to get an even, smooth layer.
    • Layer the diced tomatoes over the refried beans, gently press the tomatoes into the refried beans so they are not floating on top (use your fingers or a small rubber spatula).
    • Sprinkle the green onions on top.
    • Add the finely shredded cheese over the dip in an even layer, covering the entire area.

    Make the Spider Web

    • Start with making a cross, dividing the pie in 4. Then draw 2 more lines with the sour cream making an X and dividing the pie in 8.
    • Draw around the pie and across the existing lines making a web pattern. Start on the outside and work your way in.

    Assemble the spiders on the bean dip

    • Start with the body (half a black olive) then arrange 8 of the sliced olive pieces around the body.
    • Gently press the spider pieces into the dip so they stay put.
    • Cover the dip with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Make sure the plastic wrap won’t disturb the sour cream web.
    • Serve with the spider bean dip with tortilla chips and enjoy!

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    Nutrition

    Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 1037mg | Potassium: 95mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 519IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 202mg | Iron: 1mg
    The nutritional information above is computer generated and is only an estimate. There is no guarantee that it is accurate.This data is provided as a courtesy for informational purposes only.

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