This Mini Bean Dip recipe uses guacamole spider webs and olive spiders to create a Halloween appetizer that everyone loves. Serve with tortilla chips, raw veggies, pretzels, or crackers for a quick, easy, and spooky snack.
Mini Bean Dip Halloween Appetizers
One of my very favorite Halloween Dip ideas is this easy Mini Bean Dip recipe. It’s an individual bean dip version of our Spider Web Bean Dip that’s perfect for serving at Halloween parties for both kids and adults.
Of course you don’t need to limit Mini Bean Dip to Halloween. Just skip the festive decor and create individual layers as you would with any 7 Layer Bean Dip so that you can serve all year long.
Individual Bean Dip Ingredients
- Refried Beans - this recipe calls for a 16 oz can of your favorite brand of refried beans. If you like a little spice, you could even use the refried beans with jalapeno. If you want, you could also make your own Homemade Refried Beans using this super simple recipe.
- Salsa - you can use your favorite brand. It’s a good idea to drain your salsa first so you don’t end up with a soupy mess. Either homemade or store bought Pico de Gallo would make a great substitute.
- Taco Seasoning - any type of taco seasoning mix will work, or try our Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe.
- Guacamole - you can make your own Homemade Guacamole, or purchase from the store. It’s best to refrigerate it because it will hold up a little more firmly.
- Sour Cream - lite or full fat will work.
- Shredded Cheese - you can use all cheddar, or any cheddar mix.
- Green Onions - you can use both the white and the green part, sliced thinly.
- Tomato - these should be diced, and you can drain these as well if you’d like. Another option is to substitute diced red bell peppers for a little additional crunch. Or, if you like things a little spicy, add a can of green chiles and your diced tomatoes.
- Black Olives - make sure to use whole black olives since you will need some full ones (or halves) to make the spider bodies.
- Limes - these can be cut into wedges and squeezed on at the last minute, just before serving.
- Cilantro - this is an optional, but delicious garnish.
- Tortilla Chips - this is our favorite way to eat bean dip. You can also serve with fresh veggies, crackers, or pretzels.
How To Make Mini Bean Dip For Halloween
- Season the refried beans. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the refried beans, taco seasoning, and salsa and mix well. Divide evenly into the bottom of 8 small clear cups. Spread evenly using a spoon or offset spatula.
- Assemble. Next, spread about 1 - 1½ tablespoons of sour cream over the bean mixture. Add the guacamole to a piping bag and pipe a little spider web shape over the top of each small cup. Cut the olives in half and use half to create the spider body, slicing the other half to make legs. Add to the top of the web. Sprinkle the shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, green onions, and finally a few sliced black olives around the edges of the bean dip.
- Chill. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Serve. Just before serving, lightly sprinkle with chopped cilantro around the edges and squeeze lime juice over the top. Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
If it’s not Halloween, you can just make individual 7 Layer Bean Dips and serve them as an easy party appetizer all year long. Spread the layers out individually rather than creating the spider web or spider shapes.
Yes and no. You can make and assemble everything besides the guacamole spider web and cilantro lime garnish up to 24 hours in advance. If you add the guacamole too soon it will start to brown. Be sure and cover the surface gently with plastic wrap and store in the fridge. Just before serving, add the guacamole and top with fresh cilantro and lime juice.
Tortilla chips are my all time favorite snack to serve with any cold bean dip. They’re crunchy, salty, and make the perfect sturdy vessel for the creamy dip. You could also serve it with raw veggies, crackers, pretzel chips, or potato chips.
Storing Mini Bean Dip
- Refrigerator: store leftovers by gently covering the surface of the bean dip with plastic wrap then storing in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Mini Bean Dip Recipe
- 1 16-oz can Refried Beans
- ¾ cup Salsa
- 1 teaspoon Taco Seasoning
- ¾ cup Sour Cream
- ½ cup Guacamole
- ½ cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese or any cheddar mix
- 1 small Tomato diced
- 2 whole Green Onions thinly sliced
- 1 4-oz can Black Olives
- 1 Tablespoons Cilantro finely chopped for garnish
- 1 large Lime cut into wedges
- Tortilla Chips for serving
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the refried beans, taco seasoning, and salsa. Mix well then divide evenly into the bottom of 8 small clear cups. Spread evenly using a spoon or offset spatula.
- Next, spread about 1 - 1½ tablespoons of sour cream over the bean mixture. Add the guacamole to a piping bag and pipe a little spider web shape over the top of each small cup. Cut the olives in half and use half to create the spider body, slicing the other half to make legs. Add to the top of the web.
- Sprinkle the shredded cheese, diced tomatoes, green onions, and finally a few sliced black olives around the edges of the bean dip. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Just before serving, lightly sprinkle with chopped cilantro and squeeze lime juice over the top. Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy!
More Easy Dip Recipes
- Spider Web Bean Dip
- Loaded Queso Dip
- 7 Layer Bean Dip
- Fiesta Corn Dip
- Cheddar Queso Dip
- Warm Cheesy Bean Dip
- Jalapeno Artichoke Dip
- Refried Black Beans
- Franks Chicken Dip
- Jalapeno Popper Dip
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These Halloween-themed Individual Bean Dips are a quick and easy party food recipe that everyone loves. They're made with guacamole spider webs and olive spiders and served in individual cups for a perfect Halloween dip idea.