Prep Time
50 Mins
16 Servings

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.

How to Make It

Step 1

Mash together cream cheese, goat cheese and pesto. Chill for 40 minutes.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

Insert chip on either side of ball for wings; serve.

Ratings & Reviews

Missfroggie's Review

October 12, 2014

maridau's Review

November 10, 2013
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.

Amy0324's Review

October 25, 2011
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!

adrienenicole's Review

October 12, 2011
Amazing! 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)

FoodLover247's Review

October 10, 2011
Really hard to make.