Halloween Food: BOO-tiful Bat Crackers and Dip Recipe

Mwah ha-ha-ha-ha! Here’s a Halloween food treat for the kids (and big kids at heart). Bat crackers with a delicious beetroot and apple dip. What a fabulously sneaky way of getting extra veg into kids … mwahahaha!

If you’re going all out with Halloween this year and hosting a trick or treat and drinks and nibbles affair – or perhaps just making it extra fun for the kids and family at home – this awesome bat cracker with beetroot and apple dip recipe fits the entertaining bill perfectly.

We love easy Halloween food ideas!

It’s a short and sweet recipe, just how we like it. Plus it’s one that the kids can totally help out with if armed with a bat-shaped cookie cutter. I love this bat cookie cutter from Spotlight, it’s sturdy and can cut through tortillas with ease – plus it’s just $4! This particular cookie cutter does make BIG bats though, so if you’re after something with a smaller wingspan, perhaps choose something smaller.

Not only fab for Halloween, but this recipe could also absolutely work for a superhero party too. Apron and witch hat on? Let’s get busy in the kitchen…

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Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: 1/5


  • 6 small tortillas
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • 1 Granny Smith apple
  • ½ cup pre-roasted beetroot
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup aioli


  1. Crank the oven heat, preheating the oven to 160°C! Prepare a baking tray or two by lining them with baking paper.
  2. First, make the crackers! Use a bat-shaped cutter on the tortillas, cutting out the shapes and then arrange the shapes on the lined oven tray.
  3. Mix the oil, seasoning and salt, brush onto the bats using a pastry brush, then bake for 15-18 minutes, until crisp.
  4. Take the bat crackers out from the oven and let them cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. Now for the dip making! Grate the apple coarsely using a box grater and squeeze out the excess juice or liquid. Depending on how powerful your food processor is, you may want to half your beetroot.
    TIP: It’s a VERY good idea to use plastic gloves to prevent staining your hands bright purple!
  6. Using a food processor, add the beetroot, garlic and aioli and blitz or pulse until the mixture is of a puree consistency and smooth. Serve with the deliciously spiced bat crackers.

NOTE: If you prefer a creamier dip, you could always try substituting the aioli for traditional dip-friendly cream cheese instead. It WILL lighten the colour of the dip to more of a pink tone though instead of dark, deep magenta, so be warned!

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Halloween food never looked so GOOD! Lightly spiced bat crackers make the ideal dipping accomplice! Source: Supplied

This original recipe is from the very clever Ed Halmagyi, Mitsubishi Electric Australia Ambassador, chef, TV presenter and a Halloween enthusiastic dad of two. 

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Perfect for home or entertaining friends, add this recipe to your Halloween menu! Source: Bigstock

How’s that for a spook-tacular Halloween food idea? Afternoon tea or drinks with friends never looked so ghoulishly good! What do you do for Halloween? Tell us in the comments if you dress up as a family, trick or treat or just simply celebrate at home with some spooky fun, we’d love to hear all the details!

Stay tuned for even scarier – and ever so delicious – Halloween recipes coming up. Keep your eyes peeled, we have lots of creepy and tasty Halloween food ideas up inside our witch hat to share before the scariest night of the year. So much fun!

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South Australian mum and self proclaimed foodie, Lexi can most days be found in the kitchen, apron tied firm and armed with a whisk or wooden spoon!

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