Apple Brickle Dip (Heath Bar Cream Cheese Apple Dip)

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An apple a day

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” The origin of this phrase comes from Wales, where the Welsh ate apples stuffed with caraway seeds at bedtime. Caraway seeds were thought to be very healthy, and the apple simply provided a way to eat as much caraway as possible. Similarly, an apple dip can help coax picky eaters into having more fruit.

Recently, there have been various studies trying to determine if in fact, there’s a relationship between apples and health. In 2015, one study determined that there is no direct relationship between apple consumption and physician visits. However, people who ate an apple a day used fewer prescription medications.

Apples are nutritious

If nothing else, apples should be eaten for their nutritional benefits. High in fiber and low in calories, they make an excellent snack any time of the year. They are delicious on their own, but if you need a dip to mix things up and tempt the younger crowd, this one (found at tasteofhome.com) is a great choice.

How to make Heath bar Apple Dip

This apple dip combines cream cheese with sugar and Heath toffee bits to provide a whole different taste to those apples. Another name for this could be Heath Bar Dip.

I tried this first with full-fat cream cheese and again with Neufchatel and I preferred the Neufchatel version as I felt the texture and taste was better; good news for those who prefer lower fat with no loss in taste (I am raising my hand).

Tart apples recommended for this cream cheese apple dip

All the bits of Heath bar and cream cheese make this dip quite sweet, so I recommend a tart apple for dipping. Think Granny Smith or Braeburn, both are excellent.

I would also say this dip will feed a crowd! It originally called for 3 apples, but after dipping 3 apples worth of slices into this dip I feel I hardly made a dent. Therefore, the nutrition calculations are based upon 40 servings, not counting the apples, in case that is important to you.

This cream cheese apple dip is an excellent addition to any appetizer buffet!

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5 from 9 votes

Apple Brickle Dip

a great Heath Bar cream cheese dip for apples
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20
Calories: 116kcal
Author: Sula

Ingredients

  • 8 oz cream cheese Neufchatel
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 package English toffee bits or almond brickle chips 7-8 oz
  • tart apples cut into slices or chunks

Instructions

  • In a bowl, beat cream cheese, sugars and vanilla.
  • Fold in toffee bits.
  • Serve with apples.
  • Refrigerate any leftovers.

Nutrition

Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 28mg | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 267IU | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

apple dip

Give this delicious apple dip a try!

Love apples?

Try some Apple Crisp or Apple Pie for a classic dessert that everyone loves!

Or for another sweet dip, try some Dunkaroo Dip. Great with cookies and apples!

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    10 thoughts on “Apple Brickle Dip (Heath Bar Cream Cheese Apple Dip)

    1. 5 stars
      HOLY COW! Anything with candy bars in it is MY JAM!!! This is a great recipe and because of the apples, you could say it really IS healthy! Keep ones like this coming, Sula! 🙂

    2. 5 stars
      Omg I never thought to add toffee bits into a dip for apples!! This is genius!! My kids literally thought they were eating a decadent dessert when I served this with their apples after dinner tonight!

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