These bite-sized bats have an adult-friendly flavor from the goat cheese, cream cheese, and pesto mixture. The kids will love to shape the bats' bodies, decorate their faces, and give them wings. Keep it simple by preparing just about everything ahead of time.
1 (4 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
8 ounces soft, mild goat cheese, at room temperature
1/4 cup pesto
2 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
8 pitted olives, sliced
32 triangular blue corn chips or free-form wing shapes made from leftover tortillas from Ghost Chips
How to Make It
Mash together cream cheese, goat cheese and pesto. Chill for 40 minutes.
Shape mixture into 16 2-inch balls, about 1 heaping tsp. each. Roll in black pepper and poppy seeds to cover. Press two olive slices into balls for eyes and place peppercorns in centers for pupils.
Insert chip on either side of ball for wings; serve.
They were kind of cute. I took them to a Halloween party and most of them were eaten. When the goat cheese mixture warms to room temperature it gets very soft and the bat wings start to droop. So by the time I transported them to the party the bats were in danger of looking very tired. The taste was just ok. I would rather try something else next time.
I made these to take into work for Halloween. They were a HUGE hit! I'm glad I doubled the batch. They are very time consuming to make (but FUN)...I even broke each tort to look like wings (my dogs were happy with the ones that didn't turn out quite right) :-) Will definitely make these again!
I made these for an adult Halloween party last year and everybody loved them! I should have doubled the recipe. They were easy, fun to make and easy to transport.
Don't change anything about the recipe, follow it exactly and buy the "good" ingredients. I bought a basil traditional pesto and it was delicious. These are my favorite party dish! I even tried to make them into reindeer for Christmas! (Not successful)