Guacamoldy with Creature Chips


With its naturally green cast, guacamole is already a witch- and goblin-worthy snack. Chips in creepy shapes provide a perfectly macabre touch.


  • Plain or butter-flavored vegetable-oil cooking spray

  • 24 assorted large flour tortillas, such as plain, whole wheat, and sun-dried tomato

  • Coarse salt

  • 3 pounds ripe Hass avocados, (about 7), pitted, peeled, and cut into chunks

  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice, (about 3 limes)

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1 fresh jalapeno chile, seeded and finely chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro, leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Using a few Halloween inspired cookie cutters, cut shapes from tortillas. Arrange as many shapes as can fit in a single layer on oiled sheet. Coat tortillas with cooking spray, and season with salt. Bake until slightly darkened and crisp, 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining tortilla shapes, using a clean, cooled baking sheet.

  2. Put avocados, lime juice, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and the pepper, jalapeno, and cilantro in a large bowl. Mash with a fork until chunky. Serve with chips.

Cook's Notes

The chips can be made up to 1 day ahead. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature.

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