Monster Nachos

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Remember last year, when I admitted my abhorrence over frightening looking Halloween treats? Well, I’m no different this year. Try as I might, looking at a bowl of eyeball soup or severed-finger carrot sticks makes me want to toss more than a few cookies. Ew blech. I want to eat food that tastes as good at it looks. I know this makes me the Halloween version of Scrooge.

Keeping in mind the concept that you can learn to love anything (I was actually in the car humming my heart out to Kenny G. the other day, so that proves it), I decided to venture in slooowwwly, ever so slooooowwwwly to the world of Halloween themed snacks for our holiday this year.

First up, Monster Nachos, made with this green guacamole chips. How fun is that?

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Fun and so ridiculously easy. We treated half the neighborhood to a heaping plate of these spooky nachos over the weekend, and their were shrieks and howls of joy over them.

And, the kids liked them, too, once they got over my crazed cackling. (Fun food gets me happy, okay?)

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Monster Nachos

This recipe makes a LOT. But, that's a good thing because this recipe is frighteningly delicious. The gucamole chips add just enough flavor punch to make these nachos extra-tasty. If you can't find a bag of green guacamole chips, try using blue corn tortilla chips for a super-spooky look.

Ingredients:

1 cup chicken broth
1 cup milk
1/4 cup flour
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1 bag guacamole flavored chips
Your favorite nacho toppings:
We used grated cheese,
sliced olives,
chopped onions,
red bell pepper, diced
jalapeno, chopped small
plain greek yogurt
spider rings

Directions:

In a medium pot over medium heat, whisk together broth, milk, and flour. When the mixture is thickened, remove from heat and whisk in the sharp cheddar cheese, onion powder, and garlic salt. Pour over guacamole chips, then top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

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16 Responses to “Monster Nachos”

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    Jas. on October 17, 2010 at 10:06 pm Reply

    yum! Look at all those colours!

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    bluecottonmemory on October 17, 2010 at 10:52 pm Reply

    I so love the spiders! I think I will do that just to see the boy's reactions!

    I'm going to make BakerEllas Halloween Cake Pops. I gave them a dry run on little guys birthday, so I think I should be pretty good. I'm going to try the marshmellow spiders again (dipped in chocolate). I'm late getting in the mood, though.

    I will have to try green nachoes next week, too! Thanks for the recipe!

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    mangiabella on October 17, 2010 at 11:40 pm Reply

    haha! my husband would gobble those down in a New York minute….p.s. made your texas baked biscuits…they were so very tasty….much love sweet bella

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    screwdestiny on October 17, 2010 at 11:52 pm Reply

    So, it was actually that gorgeous Halloween food post last year that brought me over to your blog and made me a follower. :) Just wanted to say that.

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    ♥peachkins♥ on October 18, 2010 at 12:51 am Reply

    I love your monster nachos!

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    MySweetCreations on October 18, 2010 at 9:08 am Reply

    Those nachos looks amazing!

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    Marisa on October 18, 2010 at 9:54 am Reply

    How fun! We use yogurt instead of sour cream, too. And I love how you added the spiders to the ingredient list. :)

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    Leslie on October 18, 2010 at 10:01 am Reply

    I could probably live on Nachos!!!

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    Daydreamer Desserts on October 18, 2010 at 10:30 am Reply

    Afraid of spiders, perhaps… jalapeño on my nachos… bring it on!! YUM!

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    Karly on October 18, 2010 at 12:45 pm Reply

    Love the spiders on there! So fun! And those green chips look pretty yummy. I have a slight addiction to all things avocado. ;)

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    LimeCake on October 19, 2010 at 10:04 pm Reply

    heck i could go for a huge bowl of those nachos right about now! it looks amazing!

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    cookies and cups on October 22, 2010 at 6:42 am Reply

    I am thinking that i must have nachos. Now. For breakfast.

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