Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Heath Bar Toffee Dip with Apples


Although the summer cookout season has come to a close, the fall party and holiday dinners are just beginning! Whenever I have friends and family over I love having a multitude of various appetizers and snacks to satisfy everyone's tastes.  Of course, making several different appetizers can be quite a task in itself, and that is only the first course! This heath bar toffee dip though is very simple to make and can be prepared ahead of time.  It is always a crowd pleaser and a great way to use up apples from the fall picking season.

Heath Bar Toffee Dip with Apples
Ingredients:
-5 to 10 granny smith apples (depending on party size use more or less)
-1 can pineapple juice
-1 12 oz container of cream cheese, softened 
-3/4 cup brown sugar
-1/2 cup powdered sugar
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
-3/4 cup heath bar toffee bits

Directions:
Rinse and slice apples (no need to peel them) and place in a bowl.  Pour the pineapple juice over them, cover, and refrigerate overnight.  This gives the apples a delicious flavor and prevents them from browning (do not use lemon juice because although lemon juice prevents browning, for the purpose of this recipe the flavor would be too strong and very different). 

For the dip, blend together the powdered sugar, brown sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla in a bowl.  Fold in the toffee bits.  Cover the dip and allow to chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 to 2 hours.  

When ready to serve, strain the apples and place on a plate around the dip.  Dunk the apples right in and enjoy! You may even end up taking plain spoonfuls of the dip... I sure do at least! 


Thanks to my aunt for always having this recipe at her house growing up and passing it along to me! 

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17 comments:

  1. Yum! This sounds fantastic! I bet the flavors are amazing together. Definitely have to try this one out! :)

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  2. This is so creative! I love fun fruit dips that stray from the norm, love this!

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  3. How awesome is this!! I've gotta give it a shot!

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  4. Heath bar bits in a fruit dip? YUM!!! Where has this recipe been my whole life???? So glad you posted this winner :)

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  5. Oh wow, toffee? I love that idea, never would have thought to use toffee in such a lovely dip, YUM! Hugs, Terra

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  6. Delicious! I've had this without the toffee its...but I like this version!

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  7. This sounds wonderful. My dad had an apple orchard when I was growing up, and we ate LOTS of apples, but never with anything like this. Thanks for the recipe!

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  8. The apples merely give this a boost of fiber...I was contemplating just taking a spoon to the dip :)

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  9. Ohmygoodness! That looks SO good! I haven't had a health bar in ages, I've forgotten how delicious they are. Bet they're fantastic with apples :) Buzzed

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  10. Thank you guys...

    Lizzy, I feel like this dip would be right up your ally! I don't even like heath bar really so I was surprised at how much I loved this dip!

    Rachel, I definitely stick my fingers in just the dip a little too often... :)

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  11. Hi Elyse, This sounds really good. Sadly I never heard about it when I lived in the states and could purchase Heath bars. Next care package we get sent they will have to be on the list so I can try your dip. Thanks for sharing.

    Also thank you for the kind words you left me. I'm sorry about Jingles and I know how hard it was on you.

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  12. I hope you are feeling better! And yes, you will definitely need to have some heath bar toffee bits shipped your way!

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  13. first time here innovative preparation I haven't had like this

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  14. What an unusual recipe (for me)! I love it! And thank you so much for the tip about using pineapple juice instead of lemon juice! I had no idea! :-)

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  15. SUPER creative! I want to serve this at my next get together!

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