No party is complete without chips and dip. These spooky ghost- or pumpkin-shaped chips, with a flavorful Tex-Mex dip, are perfect for Halloween. You can use different cookie cutters for other seasonal parties.--Mary Anne McWhirter, Pearland, Texas
- 20 flour tortillas (8 inches)
- Cooking spray
- 1/2 to 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
- 2 cans (9 ounces each) bean dip
- 3 medium ripe avocados, peeled
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1 envelope taco seasoning
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup sliced ripe olives
- 4 green onions, sliced
- 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
- Cut tortillas with a ghost- or pumpkin-shaped 3-1/2-in. cookie cutter. Place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Spritz tortillas with cooking spray; sprinkle with seasoned salt. Bake at 350° for 5-8 minutes or until edges just begin to brown. Remove to wire racks.
- Spread bean dip onto a 12-in. serving plate. In a small bowl, mash avocados with lemon juice, salt and pepper; spread over bean dip. In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise and taco seasoning; spread over avocado layer. Sprinkle with cheese, olives, onions and tomato. Serve immediately with tortilla chips. Yield: about 9 cups dip and 5 dozen chips.
Originally published as Tex-Mex Dip with Spooky Tortilla Chips in Taste of Home Halloween Food & Fun Annual 2006, p7
Enjoy this recipe with a sparkling wine.
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