Toffee Apple Dip

This sweet, simple dip is always a welcome hit whenever it is served. It couldn’t be easier – I mean, seriously, three ingredients. Who doesn’t love that?

Here’s the magic: somehow cream cheese and brown sugar dotted with nutty toffee bits morphs into a creamy yet caramelly mixture. It’s amazing. And addicting.

I’m making a batch of this today, actually. And I plan to hide in my pantry and eat the whole thing. With or without apples.

Happy New Year to me!

Toffee Apple Dip

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Toffee Apple Dip

Yield: Makes about 2 cups of dip

Toffee Apple Dip


  • 1 package cream cheese
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup English toffee bits
  • 6-7 cored and sliced apples for dipping (tossed with a little lemon or pineapple juice to prevent browning)


  1. In a small bowl, mix together the cream cheese and brown sugar until well combined. Stir in the toffee bits.
  2. Serve with sliced apples. Store the dip covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Recipe Source: from My Kitchen Cafe

54 Responses to Toffee Apple Dip

  1. Karen says:

    8 Oz or 4oz of cream cheese? Can I use a mixer?

  2. Marie says:

    Yet another fantastic recipe! I used chocolate covered toffee bits, fat free cream cheese and about half the sugar called for. Delicious!! I’m excited about all the variations I’m dreaming up.

  3. Bri says:

    I didn’t realize you have this recipe on your site! I LOVE THIS! It is so yummy! Super bowl is usually when this makes it on our table!

  4. Desiree says:

    Hi Mel!
    Just made this dip, but I threw in butterscotch chips winces I had them on hand. So yummy, the kids are eating it all up. Thank you for another great recipe.

  5. Mamalala says:

    I just made this for a bible study brunch. I am so excited to take it to my pals. So yummy- I licked the spoon clean.

  6. Linda says:

    LOVE this one – been making it for years with several variations. We call it Caramel Apple Dip. The first recipe I had for it used both brown and white sugar and vanilla, but no toffee bits. I usually added the bits or would break up a Heath bar and add that. You can also add nuts, or even peanut butter (smooth or chunky…). The possibilities go on! Love your variation!

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  11. Amy says:

    Holy begonias! This was great! I made this for the Super Bowl get together at my house and everyone was blown away at home good this was. Thank you for making me the MVP(well, the cooking MVP – I would have loved the fancy new corvette….a girl can dream) of the evening =)

  12. Lucy says:

    Yum. I have always been a big fan of the cream cheese/marshmallow cream fruit dip. But I like this dip just as much. I love the crunch and flavor of the toffee bits. (I did decrease the sugar by half and I thought it was still sweet enough.)

  13. Meghan says:

    I love this dip! I took it to a church activity last night and the girls were literally licking the plate I brought it on. I have never had so many requests for a recipe before, it was almost embarrassing to admit it was so easy. Thanks!

  14. Vicky says:

    I made this when some friends came over the other night and we all loved it! I was skeptical at first, but it really does turn into caramely goodness! I only used 3/4 c. brown sugar, and since I couldn’t find toffee bits in the store I made my own toffee and chopped it up. This is a keeper.

  15. Jean says:

    I made the Toffee Apple Dip for New Year’s Eve, and it was a big hit! Will definitely be making this again.

  16. Christina says:

    Great idea!
    Happy New Years!!

  17. Marcie says:

    My mother-in-law gave me a similar recipe that is DIVINE. You might want to try this variation sometime. Decrease the brown sugar to 3/4 cup, add 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and 2 tbsp vanilla. Mmmm.

  18. Ohhh yummy. Toffee is on my tops list.

  19. grace says:

    fantastic! i won’t lie–i fall into the camp of folks who need no apples (or other such dippers) to enjoy such a creation. 🙂

  20. Love the new look, and am excited to make this. Would be perfect for our finger food meal New Year’s Eve! Happy Holidays!

  21. Veronica says:

    My sister-in-law made this for a family get together and called it toffee dip except she didn’t actually put the toffee in there! just the cream cheese and brown sugar. I totally planned to make it myself and add it. Great minds think alike!

  22. Marnie says:

    This dip is YUMMY. I made it up tonight and served it with apples for dessert after a casual dinner. We all loved it. So easy too! This one is a keeper. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  23. Jillian says:

    This dip looks totally delicious and so easy! My kind of recipe! 🙂

  24. Carly says:

    I love your blog and all your recipes. I like the new look it is very cheery, I’m a graphic design student and would to help you design a logo/header to match your new style. Email me if you are interested.

  25. Julie says:

    I’ve made this with sour cream and brown sugar which is equally as yummy, and since sour cream is already so creamy, it just requires a quick stir to prepare. LOVE your recipes …. and your new look 🙂

  26. hayley says:

    I love this dip! It’s even better when you can find the skor toffee bits (covered in chocolate). Trust me! 😉

  27. Julie says:

    Love the new look 🙂 This recipe makes me wish I had a pantry to hide in!

  28. Alicia says:

    I made this for a Christmas party a few weeks ago and it was a huge hit! I’m actually surprised I had a delicious and highly requested recipe that wasn’t from your site…. but it is now!

  29. Thank you! I am not much of a photographer and was curious what makes your hard work look so beautiful and clear.

    I’m glad I came back to see if you replied–you have since added another layer of color! I like the orange splash of print on each side of your wonderful site. I would have seen it since I visit your site several times a week just to ooh and aah, plus when I want to actually get cooking.

    • Mel says:

      Jenn – ack! Don’t email me about CSS…I’ll probably turn it around and ask you all my questions!

      Kelly – thanks for coming back today! I’m debating about the color on each side…I’ve already changed it back. I’m so indecisive.

  30. Tiffany says:

    I love your new site design it looks wonderful Mel. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

  31. Molly says:

    Cute new header, I like it! I’ve never tried this dip before, so thanks for the post!

  32. Ann says:

    The dip looks delicious. Perfect comfort treat for a snowy day!

  33. Abby says:

    Hi Mel! I love the new look! I agree that this recipe gets rave reviews!!

  34. Tracey says:

    The website look great! …as does the toffee dip…YUM! 🙂

  35. Lisa says:

    I love your site and recipes as well, I must admit that as much as I love a good dip for my fruit, I’m not a lover of this one. Just didn’t jive with me. But don’t you worry, I’ll keep coming back for more:0)

  36. Jannifer says:

    The site looks great, love the new colors. And this dip looks delicious!! Can’t wait to try it.

  37. Megan H. says:

    Love the new look and such 🙂 Fabulous… And I can not wait to try this delightfulness… yum-my. good call on hiding it. 😉 Happy New Year to you! Cant wait to try your new yummy recipes during the new year!

  38. Cammee says:

    I looooove this dip, but I love you and your yummy recipes and the time you spend giving them to us more.

    I’ve referred so many people to your blog and we just call it Mel’s anyway. As in, “oh, this delicious bit of goodness? Ya, it’s from Mel’s.”

  39. Love the change! Your new logo is perfect!

  40. queenann says:

    I really like the new logo.

    Happy New Year!

  41. briarrose says:

    Very cute new design. 😉 Who can resist this dip? Looks wonderful.

  42. Liz K. says:

    This looks great. This will be a fun way to eat up the huge bowl of apples I have right now.

    I love the new logo and your guts right back too!

  43. Teresa says:

    I like “Mel’s Kitchen Cafe” best. We have an overload of apples right now, so I’ll be making this today!

  44. Kim in MD says:

    Weren’t you Mel’s Kitchen Cafe before changing to My Kitchen Cafe? I like Mel’s Kitchen Cafe…it is more personal! As you know, I am obsessed with your blog and the amazing recipes you post, Mel! Keep up the fabulous work you do! 🙂 The toffee dip looks amazing!

  45. the site looks great and this dip looks delicious!

  46. One more thing…your PHOTOGRAPHY is excellent! What type of camera do you use?

    • Mel says:

      Hi Kelly – thanks for your comment! I use a Nikon D90 and usually use the 50mm 1.8 lens. Feel free to email me if you ever have any other questions!

  47. Brilliant! I prefer the name Mel’s Kitchen Cafe and think you’re doing an amazing job. Thank you for all the inspiration you give me!

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