I make this at least twice a week at my house. It’s so good that I almost can’t imagine sliced apples without it! And neither can my family. It made perfect sense to make it as an accompaniment to skewers of apples at my daughter’s baby shower that my friends and I planned and hosted this fall. I was told by guests that they would have preferred skipping the apples and just eating this out of the bowl like ice cream. Yeah. Me, too. But somehow, the apples justify the gobs of toffee dip that I must ingest. You’ll see what I mean.
And you can whip it up in literally about 1 minute, so what’s not to love?
All you need to serve about 4 is 1 package (8 oz.) of cream cheese, 1/2 c. brown sugar, 1/2 tsp. cinnamon and 1/8 tsp. cloves. All of these amounts are completely variable. You can change the sugar level; you can change the spice level to your taste.
Mix it with a hand blender and then sprinkle the whole thing with a toffee candy bar or Butterfinger bar that has been crushed.
That’s it! Of course, you can also add marshmallow fluff for extra yumminess if you’d like, but we just keep it basic most of the time.
For a pretty presentation, slice apples and soak them in lemon-lime pop or lemon juice (to prevent browning) and then put them on skewers on a platter with a bowl of the good stuff. So good. Just so very good.
- 1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
- ½ c. brown sugar
- ½ tsp. cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp. ground cloves
- 1 toffee or Butterfinger candy bar
- Apples soaked in lemon/lime pop for a few minutes to prevent browning
- In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, brown sugar, cinnamon and cloves well with a mixer. Use a spoon to stir in the candy bar. Serve with apple wedges and sprinkle with extra candy bar.