individual eight layer dip cups

Often times, less is more. 
When you have a get together where ten girls bring ten appetizers, this is one of those times. 
You want to taste everything (unless someone makes sour cream and onion dip and it's your weakness, and then you prefer to just hover over the bowl) without feeling awfully full. After searching for the perfect appetizer for such an occasion, I came across the below idea. It was a winner. 
(packaged in perfect serving size shot glasses)

Here's what you'll need...

You'll also need:
1/2 cup of each ingredient
12 shot glasses
2 bags of tortilla chips
cellophane bags with ties/ribbon

Here's what to do...
You can make your own ingredients (salsa, guacamole, queso dip) or you can buy the already made version from your grocery store. The only thing I made was the guacamole because I love homemade over store bought any day. 
For that you'll need: 2 avocados, 1/4 cup chopped red onion, 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, salt and pepper to taste.
Layer each ingredient in the order seen above, starting with the refried beans. You can use a pipping bag (or a baggie with a hole) for precision. 
You can make up to 3 hours before serving and refrigerate. 
Serve with individual bags of tortilla chips - or one big bowl! 

this is the perfect appetizer for any super bowl party you may be attending in the near future. the men may not understand (usually for them, more is always more) but the women in attendance will surely be impressed!


  1. This is so perfect! Pinning now! xo

  2. i don't know if you know this or not, but 8 layer dip is the key to my heart. for serious. so you know that i'll be gathering the materials to make these...for myself. and i will eat them...by myself. like a boss.

  3. i was wayyy impressed by this tasty appetizer, every layer was so good! great seeing you this weekend :) and glad you liked the onion dip!! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  4. Oh my gosh this is the cutest thing ever!

  5. These are so adorable! Pinning this one to try.

  6. These were adorable... and delicious. So good to meet you this weekend!

  7. These are adorable! I love them. Definitely need to find an excuse to make these :)
    - Sara @ Gameday Stylist

  8. Love this idea, I don't really have the best serving dishes, but I have a ton of shot glasses! These are so adorable and seem easy enough to make!!

    xoxo, Traci

  9. Such a great idea!
    Looks like the perfect appetiser.

    Abigail x

  10. This is genius! perfect for any party!!!

  11. These were so cute! what kind of chips did u use? they were really good!

  12. I love this idea! So cute, and looks delicious!