Spiderweb Spookamole Recipe – A Fun Halloween Appetizer with Guacamole!

spider web spookamole recipe

I love fun Halloween recipes. It seems like there are always lots of cute “sweet treat” recipes for Halloween, but not so many for “real” food.

So, that makes this Spiderweb Spookamole dip recipe extra special.  It can make the perfect appetizer for a Halloween party, or use it as a late night snack after an evening of Trick-or-Treating.

Thanks to Meagan from Sunshine and Sippy Cups for sharing this fun and easy recipe!

Spiderweb Spookamole Recipe - A Fun Halloween Appetizer with Guacamole!

Spiderweb Spookamole Recipe

  • Start with a big plate.
  • Shmear a layer of refried beans over the plate, stopping about an inch from the edges.
  • Mix up your favorite Guacamole or use this Spookamole recipe. Then spread a thick layer of guacamole over the beans.
  • Add tortilla chips around the edges, and layer with cheese, tomato, onion, and cooked/seasoned ground beef.
  • To decorate:  Fill a zip-top baggie with appx 1 cup of sour cream.  Snip a corner off the bag to use as a decorating bag.
  • Draw circles of sour cream, starting at the outside edge of the plate with the circles getting smaller as you move toward the center.
  • Use a knife or to make the spiderweb by starting at the inside circle and dragging the knife it outwards through the other circles.  Do this every inch or so through the whole thing, and you’ll see the web appear! Watch a tutorial at Spiderweb Cake Decorating
  • To make the spider, place a whole olive on your web and then add olive slices to each side for the legs. To make him extra creepy, use a small tube of red cake decorating gel to dot on two little eyes.

Spiderweb Spookamole Recipe - A Fun Halloween Appetizer with Guacamole!

Easy Shrimp Dip Appetizer Using Canned Shrimp

If you want to serve shrimp as an appetizer, but don’t want to spend a fortune, try this shrimp dip as an alternative. It uses just one 4.5 oz can of shrimp, so you still get shrimp taste without shrimp expense.

One 8 oz package of cream cheese
1/2 Cup Miracle Whip
1/3 Cup chopped green onions
One 4.5 oz can shrimp (drained)
1/8 tsp garlic salt

Mix first 3 ingredients until creamy.  Add rest of the ingredients and stir well.  Serve with crackers or small toasted garlic rounds.

Fabulous Tomato Cheese Bread Recipe

This delicious recipe is perfect for an appetizer or can make a satisfying lunch all on its own.  It’s a new favorite of mine for using fresh garden tomatoes.  But, if you DO use fresh tomatoes, they are usually much juicier than “store bought” tomatoes, so I recommend draining the sliced tomatoes for a few minutes by laying the slices in a strainer or set them on paper towels.  

Loaf of French or Italian bread
2 large tomatoes (you can actually use any type of tomatoes)
garlic powder
extra virgin olive oil
fresh oregano (you can substitute dried)
1 cup shredded mozarella cheese

Heat oven to 350 degrees.  Split loaf down the middle and butter each side.  Sprinkle with garlic powder.  Lay tomatoes in an even layer over the bread.  Drizzle with olive oil (I like to use an oil mister).  Sprinkle with salt, followed by the oregano.  Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top.  Bake 10 minutes or until cheese has melted.  Turn oven to broil and broil until cheese begins to brown.


Easy Crab Cake “Planks” Recipe

This easy recipe, courtesy of Old London, is great for ringing in the New Year.

1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup minced green onions
2 large egg yolks
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay)
1 pound blue crabmeat or Dungeness crabmeat
2 cups Old London Bread Crumbs Classic
1 box Melba Toast Sourdough
Remoulade, tarter sauce or your favorite dipping sauce.
Lemon slices (for garnish)

1. Whisk together mayonnaise, green onions, egg yolks, lemon juice, mustard, and Old Bay. Gently stir in crabmeat.

2. Place Melba Toast Sourdough on cookie sheet, and form 2 heaping teaspoons crab mixture onto each Toast. Gently coat moist crab mixture with bread crumbs.

3. Chill, covered, at least 1 hour.

4. Preheat oven to 400°F.

5. Bake crab cakes in batches in middle of oven until crisp and golden, 8 to 10 minutes.

6. Transfer with a spatula to a platter and garnish with lemon and serve with your favorite sauce.

Blue Cheese Wafer Crackers Recipe

Crumbled Blue CheeseThese wafers are great as a base for your favorite party appetizers and dips, or you can just eat them “as-is” for a snack.

1 cup flour
1/4 cup cold butter
3 oz blue cheese, chilled
4 Tbsp cold milk
sesame seeds

Place flour in a medium bowl. Cut butter and cheese into small pieces and add to flour. Use a pastry blender or two knives to cut butter and cheese into the flour until the mixture looks like cornmeal. Form dough into a 1 1/4″ diameter cylinder. Wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for two hours.

Remove from freezer and preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut 1/8″ slices from the dough and place on ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and press lightly so they adhere to dough. Bake 5-6 minutes or until just beginning to brown. Store in a sealed container.

Quick and Easy Crab Dip Appetizer Recipe

quick easy crab dip

This crab dip recipe only uses one 6 1/2 ounce can of crab meat, so it’s a great way to “stretch” an extravagant food into a perfect party appetizer. Recipes makes 3 cups of dip, which should serve 10-12 people.

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 cups sour cream
One 6 1/2 ounce can of crab meat, drained and flaked
1 Tbsp capers
2 Tbsp onion, grated
2 Tbsp lemon juice
Salt & Pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients and chill for a minimum of two hours. Serve with crackers or toasted bread rounds.