Halloween isn’t just for the chocolate and dessert lovers. There are lots of options over here for savory and healthier options too (though equally the same amount for sugary treats. Hey, I like to keep my options open). Oh, and easy too! Fun holiday-themed treats don’t need to be complex y’all (I just channeled my inner Southern Belle apparently). Point in case: Graveyard Taco Cups.
Layered with black beans, homemade guacamole (you can even use store bought…see? Easier!), black olives and green onions, these individual cuties are topped off with edible tombstones and creepy trees made from FlatOut pizza crusts. They make the creepiest appetizers or even dinner (think layering these Graveyards into a larger pan instead of cups and topping off with the tombstones to look like an entire cemetery dinner).
As you might have noticed (or if you are new, WELCOME!), I’m personally obsessed with Halloween. Don’t believe me? How about these Dia de los MuerToasts, these Dark Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Screams, or a Bride of Frankenstein Dip for proof? Want another? Yeah, you got it: Here’s the Motherload section of recipes. Or even these:
Are you getting the gist? I’m obsessed. So needless to say, you have come to the right place if you are looking for fun Halloween treats, sweets, and neats (sorry, I was trying to find a third rhyme and think I failed with that one).
I even made a video of how to make these Graveyard Taco Cups! I know, lucky you:
- 2 FlatOut pizza crusts
- 1 can refined black beans
- 2 avocados
- 2 cloves garlic
- juice of 1 lime
- 8 black olives, chopped
- green onion, chopped
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Stencil out a tree on a piece of paper first and cut it out to use it as a stencil for the pizza crusts. You can do this for the tombstones too or use a Halloween cookie cutter.
- Cut out your trees and tombstones. I used an Exact-O-Knife for precision. Kids, use only with parental supervision!
- Lightly coat with olive oil and a sprinkle of sea salt. Place on a baking sheet and cook for 5-8 minutes, or until just lightly browned. Allow to completely cool and using an edible pen, write R.I.P. on each tombstone.
- Heat up your refried beans over medium-low heat until warmed through. Remove from heat and set aside.
- To make the guacamole, scoop out the avocado flesh into a bowl. Add the minced garlic, lime juice and sea salt for taste. Mash until smooth.
- Layer your cups with the black beans, guacamole and top with the chopped black olives and green onions.
Happy Hauntings, you. Let’s get into the Halloween spirit.