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Tortilla Bats and Tomato Salsa Recipe

Spooky Season is upon us and what better way to get into the Halloween spirit than with some spooky snacks?

These tasty tortilla bats are scarily delicious. Not only are they delicious but also make for a spooky and playful Halloween treat. Perfect for parties or family gatherings, they’re sure to delight guests of all ages with their eerie charm and fantastic flavour.


For the Tortilla Bats:

4 large flour tortillas

2 cups shredded cheese (cheddar or a blend)

1 cup cooked and shredded chicken (optional)

1/2 cup black olives, sliced

1/2 cup sour cream (for decorating)

1/4 cup black beans, drained and rinsed

1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped

Cooking spray

For the Tomato Salsa:

4 ripe tomatoes, diced

1/2 red onion, finely chopped

1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped (adjust for spiciness)

Juice of 1 lime

Salt and pepper to taste


For the Tortilla Bats:

Step 1 – Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2 – Cut Bat Shapes: Using a bat-shaped cookie cutter or a paper template, cut bat shapes from the flour tortillas. You can make as many bats as you’d like, depending on the size of your tortillas.

Step 3 – Add Filling: In a bowl, combine the shredded cheese, cooked chicken (if using), black olives, black beans, and red bell pepper. Place a spoonful of this mixture on half of the bat-shaped tortillas.


Step 4 – Top and Seal: Place the remaining tortilla bats on top of the filling. Use a bit of water to help seal the edges, pressing down with a fork to create a decorative edge. This seals in the filling.

Step 5 – Bake: Place the bat-shaped tortillas on the prepared baking sheet. Lightly spray the tops with cooking spray. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes, or until they are golden brown and crisp.

Step 6 – Decorate: Once the tortilla bats have cooled slightly, use sour cream to draw spooky bat faces on top. You can get creative with the expressions!


For the Tomato Salsa:

Step 1 – Prepare the Ingredients: In a bowl, combine the diced tomatoes, chopped red onion, cilantro, and jalapeño pepper.

Step 2 – Add Flavour: Squeeze the juice of one lime over the mixture and season with salt and pepper. Stir well to combine.

Step 3 – Plate: Place your tortilla bats on a serving platter.

Step 4 – Dip: Serve the spooky tortilla bats alongside the fresh tomato salsa as a delicious and fun Halloween snack. Enjoy!