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!
Try some Apple Crisp or Apple Pie for a classic dessert that everyone loves!
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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.
This is a wonderful snack. Green apples are my favorite.
Oh yes, this is so great with green apples!
I love Apples and this dip looks so good! I like how easy to make it, trying it as well. Thanks for this.
It's a great way to serve apples with a slightly chocolate-y, but creamy dip - enjoy!
Adding toffee bits to the dip is such an amazing idea. Thanks for sharing the recipe
It's a fantastic combination!
Oh yes PLEASE! What a great recipe. I'm always trying to find ways to sneak some more fresh fruit into our menus, and this Heath Bar Dip is such an inspired combination of flavors. Another winner from Sula and Spice!
You'll need to buy more fruit, because you'll want to eat every bit of this dip!!
Apples are one of my favorite fruits to snack on and this dip just makes them so much better! It's so easy to make and the flavor with the apples is just amazing.
Somehow that toffee taste is a perfect match with apples!
Sounds delicious. I will save this and make it for my son for his lunch box.
He will love it!
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!
When I have it, I start to lose track of how many apples I've eaten!
This is such a fun dessert! We love apples, and this is a great way to enjoy them.
Oh me too - apples are so good!
I plan on making this on the weekend. I'm going to make it for my mom. Heath is her favorite. Thank you for the recipe!
You're welcome! I hope your mom loves it like I do!
So easy and yet so unique. Never tried making this ever but sounds so very interesting. Thanks for your recipe.
You're welcome, I hope you try it soon!
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! 🙂
I LOVE anything with apples!