This spooky Spider Web Bean Dip is the perfect party appetizer for Halloween. It’s a simple taco dip recipe made with layers of refried beans, salsa, and sour cream, then decorated with a guacamole spider web, olive spiders, shredded cheese, and more.
Spider Web Halloween Dip
If you like to go all out with your Halloween party food, you will love this easy Spider Web Halloween Dip. Based on our 7 Layer Bean Dip recipe, it’s a simple cold bean dip that uses black olives to make spiders and piped guacamole to make a spider web.
I love the look of the green spider web over the white sour cream. But, if your guacamole is a bit more on the chunky side, you could add a layer of guacamole over the beans, then sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the guacamole and make a sour cream spider web.
If you are looking for sweet Halloween dip ideas, you could take a similar approach to our Cream Cheese Caramel Apple Dip. Just pipe or drizzle the caramel into a spider web pattern and garnish with little gummy spiders.
Spider Web 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 7 Layer Bean Dip. You can also serve with fresh veggies, too!
How To Make Spider Web Halloween Dip
- Season the refried beans. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the refried beans, taco seasoning, and salsa and mix well.
- Assemble. Spread the bean layer into the bottom of a 9x13" baking dish using a spoon or an offset spatula. Next, spread the sour cream layer evenly over the bean mixture. Add the guacamole to a piping bag and create a spider web shape. Cut the olives in half and use half to create the spider body and half sliced to make the legs. Add to the bean dip.
- Chill. 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.
- 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
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.
This dip is definitely best when eaten within 24 hours, but you can store leftovers and enjoy for up to 3 days in the fridge. Be sure to wrap with plastic before storing.
Tortilla chips are my all time favorite snack to serve with 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 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.
Spider Web 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 and spread into the bottom of a 9" round baking dish using a spoon or an offset spatula.
- Next, spread the sour cream evenly over the bean mixture. Add the guacamole to a piping bag and create a spider web shape. Cut the olives in half and then slice of the halves to make the legs for the spiders. Add to the bean dip.
- 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 around the edges and squeeze lime juice over the top. Serve with tortilla chips. Enjoy!
More Of The Best Dip Recipes
- 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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This easy Halloween Bean Dip takes our 7 Layer Bean Dip recipe and turns it into a spooky Halloween appetizer. It's a simple way to make a festive party food that everyone will love.