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Seven layer dip bites are quick and easy to make and fun to eat. You can make a batch for game day or for an easy appetizer anytime!
I love appetizers, and I if I had my way, I would probably eat them instead of bigger meals all the time. I think this is one of the reason that I enjoy game day so much -- it's all about the appetizers and fun snacks! Oh, there's the football, which I love, but hey, what's a game without food?!
The family and I were in Walmart the other day, and since the Big Game is just a few days away, we picked up a few things to snack on while we watch the game. We aren't having a big party or anything, but if we were, I would definitely have built a snack stadium. Have you seen some of them? They are just over the top, but they look like so much fun.
For our own little party, I decided to make a fun salad and a mini version of a seven layer dip. I just love this dip, but I love the mini version better, especially since I don't have to worry about the kids double dipping .
So, I bought SNICKERS® minis, TOSTITOS® Scoops and Medium Chunky Salsa, Pepsi™ and a bag of Skittles®.
Classic seven layer dip consists of refried beans, guacamole, salsa, sour cream, cheese, olives and tomatoes, although there are a ton of other versions out there. I'm not a huge fan of refried beans, so I make mine with black beans, instead. I just smash them up a little so that the consistency is similar to refried.
To make the mini version, I layered all of the ingredients together, just like the regular dip, and then I scooped out small portions into TOSTITOS® Scoops.
How to Make Seven Layer Dip Bites
First, I added two cans of black beans to a baking dish, and then I used a potato masher to mash them up.
Then, I added a thin layer of homemade guacamole and sour cream. You can also buy guac from the store, but we love the homemade version better!
Next, you add some salsa and then shredded cheese.
I added some olive slices, tomatoes and some cilantro over the top, and then I let it chill in the fridge for a little bit to firm up.
Then, I carefully dug into the dip and spooned small portions into the Scoops. You can add more tomatoes and olives at this point if you want.
Check out that layering!
Seven Layer Dip Bites
- 2 15- oz cans of low sodium black beans
- 2 cups guacamole
- 1 16- oz container of sour cream
- 1 15.5- oz jar of TOSTITOS® Medium Chunky Salsa
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 tomato diced
- 2 tablespoons olives diced
- Cilantro for garnish optional
- TOSTITOS® Scoops
- In a large baking dish or casserole dish, add the black beans and mash
- Layer the guacamole, sour cream, salsa and cheese on top of the beans
- Top with diced tomatoes, olives and cilantro
- Refrigerate until slightly firm
- Spoon small portions into the Scoops, and serve
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
I served the seven layer dip bites with SNICKERS® Apple Salad, which is a family favorite, although we don't have it too often. Whenever I do make it, this stuff goes in a flash! I also put out a little bowl of the Skittles®.
For even more game day inspiration, check out these fun recipes and snack stadiums!
barbara J clark says
my favorite. thanks for the receipe.
Can you make this ahead of time and refrigerate or will the shells get soft!
I've made them about an hour ahead, and they were fine. 🙂
Amanda @ The Kolb Corner says
Oooo yummy Dee! My husband and I love 7 layer dip, but I've always made it with refried beans. I think next time I'll try your black bean version. Plus I love that you spooned them into the scoops, makes it that much easier (and less messy) to eat!
Thanks, Amanda! We like the black bean version better, and it is a lot easier in the scoops! 🙂
Dini @ The Flavor Bender says
These would have been such a hit for Game Day! So cute and that dip is full of flavour! It's a perfect appetizer for parties too 🙂
Thanks, Dini! We had some yesterday, and you're right -- these are perfect for parties and potlucks,too. 🙂
I've never made a 7 Layer Dip but it sure looks like my kinda party! Yum!!
Thanks, Felesha. We're making it again tonight! 🙂
Meggan | Culinary Hill says
This is a really nice snack for your guests! That way they don't have to stand around the bowl of taco dip, hovering like a pig (I know I would) but can instead relax and enjoy the game with a huge plate of these. Looks great!
Thanks, Meggan! These are easier for the kids, too, and no double dipping! 🙂
Stephanie, Somewhat Simple says
This looks amazing and I am sooo hungry! Thanks for linking up to Link Party Palooza- I want you on my team, your blog is fantastic!!!
Thank you SO much for the wonderful compliment, Stephanie! I'm glad you stopped by. 🙂
Tania @ COOKTORIA says
This dip looks absolutely stunning! I love everything Mexican. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Tania. We are huge fans of Mexican food too!
Samantha K says
Appetizers and bite-sized foods are my all time favorites! These sound great for game day! (client)
Thanks! My family and I just love these. 🙂
They're so cute! I LOVE them! I always like eating bite-sized snacks. This one is healthy and budget-friendly. It can be a great picnic snack, too.