Sunday, October 31, 2010

Spooky Guacamole and Bat Chips

A festive twist on traditional chips and guacamole!  I got this idea from Paula Deen's site and I'll admit, I cheated...this is a semi-homemade guacamole, but's delish and super fast!

The bat chips are made with cookie cutters and are so simple!  The same idea can be used for other holidays or even tailgates.  How cute would Clemson Tiger Paw tortilla chips be?!
Happy Halloween!!
Alison J.

Guacamole Ingredients
1 package guacamole mix (usually found in the produce section)
3 avocados (*Test for Ripeness: Press it gently with your thumb, if it feels hard it is not ripe enough.  If you can press it in a little bit, then it's perfectly ripe.  If it feels mushy - put it back because it's gone bad!)
1 tomato, chopped (optional)

Hold the avocado in one hand and gently cut around the seed and twist off the top half of the avocado.  Pull out the seed with your knife.  Scoop out the flesh of both sides and spoon into a mixing bowl.  Using a fork, mash up the avocado.  Toss in the tomatoes and combine. 

Bat Chips Ingredients
1 package soft tortillas (red, green, and orange tortillas would be neat for themed parties)
2 tablespoons of butter, melted
Bat Cookie Cutter
Garlic Pepper, Salt, Seasoning Salt, Chili Pepper, etc.  - use your favorite!  I used Garlic Pepper and Salt

Preheat oven to 350.  Using cookie cutter, cut out bats out of your tortillas.  Spread them out on a baking sheet and brush with melted butter. Sprinkle seasonings onto chips and pop into the oven for 15-20 minutes.  Let them get golden brown and crunchy.

Serve with guacamole and don't forget a fake spidey for garnish!

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