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 is a great choice.
Also needed: white and brown sugar, and vanilla extract.
How to make Heath Bar Apple Dip
This apple dip combines cream cheese with brown sugar and Heath toffee bits to provide a whole different taste to those apples.
Just beat softened cream cheese with some brown and white sugar and a little vanilla. Fold in the toffee bits and it is ready to serve!
The taste is slightly like a caramel apple, with an extra dose of creaminess. Some call it apple brickle dip; another name for 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 and toffee apple dip
All the bits of Heath bar, sugar 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!
More recipe ideas for apple lovers
I have a Greek yogurt and peanut butter dip which also goes great with apple slices! Only 3 ingredients!
Or for another sweet dip, try some Dunkaroo Dip. Great with cookies and apples!
Check out my Web Story for this Apple dip!
Give this delicious apple dip a try!
Heath Bar Apple Dip
- 8 oz cream cheese Neufchatel
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 package English toffee bits or almond brickle chips 7-8 oz
- tart apples cut into slices or chunks
- In a bowl, beat cream cheese, sugars and vanilla.
- Fold in toffee bits.
- Serve with apples.
- Refrigerate any leftovers.
Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.