Slithering Hummus Bites

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


2-1/2 dozen

Updated: Dec. 19, 2023
Friends often ask me to make my hummus dip for parties. One year at Halloween, I decided to take it further by piping it into phyllo shells and topping it with olives and roasted red peppers to make creepy creatures. —Amy White, Manchester, Connecticut
Slithering Hummus Bites Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 jar (7-1/2 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 packages (1.9 ounces each) frozen miniature phyllo tart shells
  • 30 pitted ripe olives


  1. Cut one roasted pepper into 30 strips; place remaining peppers in a food processor. Add beans and garlic; pulse until chopped. Add lemon juice, oil, tahini and salt; process until blended.
  2. Pipe into shells. Stuff a strip of red pepper into each olive; press onto filled shells.