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7-Layer Spider Web Dip

7-Layer Dips are already a party favorite, and this Halloween appetizer got a creative makeover adding a simple spider web and olive "spiders."
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword spider web dip
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Chelsea


  • 1 can (15 ounces) refried beans
  • 1 pacet taco seasoning mix
  • 1 cup sour cream, separated
  • 1 cup mild or medium chunky salsa (make sure it's not watery)
  • 1 cup freshly grated sharp cheddar or colby jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 3-4 green onions, diced
  • 1/2 can drained olives, separated
  • 1 cup prepared guacamole
  • Tortilla Chips
  • 1 (10-12 inch) round plate, pie tin, or tart dish


  • In a small bowl mix the taco seasoning with the refried beans. Spread this mixture evenly on the bottom of a 10-12 inch plate/pie tin/tart pan. Spread 3/4 cup of the sour cream on top and then gently spread.
  • Add dollops of salsa and gently smooth on top. Add dollops of the guacamole spread slowly. 
  • Slice half of the olives. Around the edge add the freshly grated cheese, thinly sliced green onions, sliced olives, and halved cherry tomatoes.  With the remaining 1/4 cup of sour cream, put it into a plastic bag and cut off the tip. Squeeze the sour cream into a spider web pattern over the guacamole. 
  • Make olive spiders -- half a few olives lengthwise and then cut a few olives into small strips. Place the halved olives in the mix and the strips around the halved olive to look like a spider.
  • Enjoy dip immediately or within 10-15 minutes after preparing. Serve with tortilla chips.