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Bat Sandwiches

Zesty bean filling adds a tasty twist to these pumpernickel bites.

Serving Size:


Active Time:

1 hr.

Total Time:

1 hr.


  • 1 (15.5 oz.) can small white beans, rinsed, drained
  • ⅓ cup chipotle ranch salad dressing
  • 1 clove garlic, quartered
  • 1½ tsp. lemon juice
  • ⅛ tsp. salt
  • Orange concentrated food coloring
  • 12 slices pumpernickel bread


  1. In food processor, combine beans, dressing, garlic, lemon juice and salt; process until smooth. Tint orange with tiny amount of food coloring.
  2. Transfer ½ cup bean mixture to small bowl; tint darker orange. Transfer to pastry bag fitted with small round tip. If desired, transfer remaining bean mixture to pastry bag fitted with star tip.
  3. Using 4″ bat-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 1 bat from each bread slice. Using pastry bag with star tip, pipe (or spread) filling over half of bats; top with remaining bats. Using darker orange mixture, pipe outlines and details over bats. Cover; chill until ready to serve.

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