Black Bean Hummus Monster Halloween Appetizers

This Halloween, these adorable hummus Halloween monster appetizers will be the highlight of your party table.

Do try these at home. Black Bean Hummus Monster Halloween Appetizers are fun to make, healthy, gluten free, vegan and super tasty.

Black Bean Hummus Monster Halloween Appetizers recipe |

Besides Christmas, Halloween was a favorite holiday of mine. What’s not to love about dressing up as your favorite hero or character and parading around in a costume, while getting enough candy to supply two weeks of sweets binge eating? And all this was encouraged, oh it was a magical day.

Black Bean Hummus Monster Halloween Appetizers recipe |

Decorative desserts and appetizers weren’t part of the experience for me growing up. Now as an adult and food blogger, I’m totally playing with my food. Make them yourself as part of your Halloween party menu, or get the family involved. Kids will love decorating these.

Black Bean Hummus Monster Halloween Appetizers recipe |

How to make your Black Bean Hummus Monster Halloween Appetizers unique

  • Start with a quick homemade black bean hummus (or call it a bean dip if you prefer). It’s simply drained black beans, garlic, lime juice, cumin and olive oil blended in a food processor.
  • Fill your desired bowls or containers. They can be any size or shape you prefer. I found small ramekins work perfectly. Spread out top evenly or to desired texture and add candy eyes. I went the traditional route and used two, but feel free to make a cyclops monster or something else.
  • For the hair, a bit of chopped parsley creates a lovely green hairdo. Style how you want, or use other edible ingredients such as sesame seeds, chili powder, chopped bell peppers or shredded cheese for different colors. The possibilities are endless.
  • Optional: Style the black bean texture to create a nose and mouth, or use additional ingredients to create this effect.

Black Bean Hummus Monster Halloween Appetizers recipe |

Holiday recipes are a perfect excuse to play with your food.  With a simple black bean hummus you and your family can make these Monster Halloween Appetizers, have a bit of fun and enjoy a healthy snack.

Black Bean Hummus Monster Halloween Appetizers recipe |

Black Bean Hummus Monster Halloween Appetizers

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Black Bean Hummus Monster Halloween Appetizers recipe |
5 from 3 votes

Black Bean Hummus Monster Halloween Appetizers

Adorable little Halloween monster appetizers made with a healthy black bean hummus base.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 3 monsters
Calories 100 kcal
Author Plating Pixels


  • 2 14.5-ounce cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 limes juiced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley


  1. Place all ingredients except parsley in a food processor. Pulse until thick and smooth, scraping sides if necessary. Scoop into small ramekins or bowls and smooth out tops.
  2. Add candy eyes and the chopped parsley for hair to each. Serve with desired dipping item, such as tortilla or pita chips.

Recipe Notes

These can be decorated with different ingredients to create your own unique Halloween monster appetizers. See tips within post.

If you make this recipe, take a photo and post it on Instagram and tag @platingpixels or hashtag #platingpixels

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9 Responses

  1. Christine says:

    I absolutely love this idea – very clever! What a great bring along to a Halloween party, which is right around the corner!

  2. Love this Mexican inspired take on hummus – sounds delicious! Plus, they’re adorable 🙂

  3. This is party perfect. I love black beans…and this dip looks fantastic. What a fun way to get the party started.

  4. Just too smart and really cute for a delicious dip. Thanks for the idea 🙂

  5. Christina says:

    OMG, that appetizer is crazy adorable! I love a good bean dip, I can’t wait to try your recipe! Great job 🙂

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