This is just a throw-together dip, and everything is store bought, but you can do a little number with the sour cream to make it really Halloween-y and festive.  I took it to a Halloween party, and it was all gone by the end of the evening!  I’m still a little worried that someone ate the plastic spiders….

Halloween Mexican Layer Dip 


1 can refried beans
hot sauce, to taste
1 can diced green chilies
2 teaspoons taco seasoning
3/4 cup grated cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 cup guacamole (homemade is better, but I used store bought for this)
1 cup pico de gallo (again, from the deli, but homemade is better)


Heat the refried beans in a skillet over low heat. Add several dashes of hot sauce sauce and a small can of diced green chilies. Stir well. Next, sprinkle in the taco seasoning.

Spread the beans on the bottom of a serving dish.  Next, add the grated cheese around the edge.  Add the pico de gallo, and then the guacamole. Pipe the sour cream in a spiderweb pattern using a plastic bag (put the sour cream in a Ziploc and cut off the corner).  Add some plastic spiders. Serve with tortilla chips.