This tasty apple brickle dip combines fresh apples, sweet cream cheese, and crushed Heath bars to make a fun dessert dip that’s perfect for parties or snacking!

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About Apple Brickle Dip

Out of all the dessert dips I’ve made, this apple brick is one of my favorites, hands down. And that’s saying a lot, because there are plenty of dessert dips on this site and I sing all of their praises. And I still love them in their own ways… but I love this dip more.

The real secret that makes this dip stand out?

Crushed up Heath bars.

Because how can you possibly go wrong with crushed up candy bars and fruit?

How to make brickle fruit dip.

How do you keep apples from browning?

This dip is best served with fresh apples for dipping, and if you plan on leaving this dip out for your guests, you’ll be faced with a common problem:

How do you keep cut apples from turning brown?

There are a couple different ways you can do this and I’ve listed my favorites below. Some of these may impact the taste of the fruit, but it should be very minor. Personally, I think it’s a small price to pay to keep your painstakingly-sliced fruit from looking unappetizing. Because really, what does a hint of flavor matter if no one eats them at all? It’s better to have a good presentation so no one hesitates to enjoy the dip.

  • Brush the fruit with juice. Lemon juice is the most common choice, but you could use any acidic fruit to get the job done (orange, apple, etc).
  • Soak the fruit in a mixture of water and lemon juice. Submerging the fruit quickly after cutting will ensure that the oxidation process never starts and the lemon juice will give the fruit some longevity once it’s out of the water. I usually do a ratio of one cup water to one to two tablespoons of lemon juice. For this to work, make sure the fruit is completely submerged. The fruit can soak until ready to serve (max two days).
  • Soak the fruit in salt water. I’ve never tried this method, but it could be a great alternative if you’re in a hurry, as you can’t soak the fruit in salt water for very long. To do this, use 1/2 teaspoon salt per quart of water, and let the fruit soak for a maximum of three to five minutes.

What else can you serve with bits of brickle apple dip?

This dip is designed to be served with fresh apples, but don’t let that limit you – there are plenty of other options! Here are some of my favorites:

Can you make this dip in advance?

Yes, you totally can!

Once prepared, transfer the dip to a sealed container and store in the refrigerator for three to five days.

This dip will firm up once chilled, so before serving, allow the dip to return to room temperature by letting it sit out for about 30  minutes.

Can you freeze apple brickle dip?

Due to the cream cheese in this recipe, I cannot recommend freezing this dip. The freezing and thawing process causes the texture of cream cheese to change, and in most cases, it will ruin the smooth creaminess of this dip.

How long can you leave out a dessert dip?

Dips are designed to be a “serve it and forget it” type of snack, but be sure you’re also following food safety guidelines.

For most foods, the general rule of thumb is that a perishable item should not be in the “danger zone” for more than two hours. And by “danger zone”, this is usually at or just above room temperature. This dip will be served at about room temperature, and that should give you a maximum of two hours to leave it out, depending on any outside factors, such as the temperature of the room.

As the party goes on, you can return the dip to the refrigerator once you get past the two-hour mark. If your guests still want more dip, let it chill for at least 30 minutes before bringing it back out again.

An easy apple brickle dip recipe.

Notes & tips for apple brickle dip

  • This dip is made using softened cream cheese to make mixing easier, and it also makes for an especially creamy dip. However, if you’d like the dip to be a bit firmer, put it in the serving bowl of your choice and refrigerate for 1-3 hours, checking the consistency until it’s as firm as you’d like it to be.
  • For this recipe, I highly recommend using a stand mixer or a hand mixer. This isn’t a recipe you can make by hand with a whisk.

Other great dessert dips

How to make apple brickle dip

This next part is only a photo tutorial of the recipe steps. If you’re looking for the full recipe measurements and instructions, scroll down to Recipe Details.

Step 1 – Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl), add the cream cheese, brown sugar, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Whip them together on medium-high speed until ultra creamy.

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Step 2 – Turn off the mixer and pour in the crushed Heath bars (or toffee bits). Use a spatula to thoroughly fold and mix the candy in with the cream cheese.

Apple Brickle Dip Step 2 - Add crushed Heath bars. Apple Brickle Dip Step 2 - Mix well. Apple Brickle Dip Step 2 - Mix well. Apple Brickle Dip Step 2 - Mix well.

Step 3 – Serve with apples and enjoy!

How to make a fruit dip with toffee bits or crushed Heath bars.

This recipe was originally published on September 9th, 2015. It was updated with new photos, revised recipe, and text on February 1, 2019.

Recipe Details

4.84 from 6 votes

Apple Brickle Dip

15 mins prep
306 kcal
Yields: 6 servings
This tasty apple brickle dip combines fresh apples, sweet cream cheese, and crushed Heath bars to make a fun dessert dip that's perfect for parties or snacking!

Ingredients 

Instructions

  • Using a stand mixer (or a hand mixer + small bowl), add in cream cheese, brown sugar, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Beat on medium speed until fluffy, about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Turn off mixer. Using a spatula or spoon, fold in crumbled & crushed Heath bars (or toffee bits) until crumbles are evenly dispersed.
  • Serve immediately with apple slices or Nilla Wafers. Top dip with a few more crumbles, if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 206mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 5.6mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 0.4mg

I do my best to provide nutrition information, but please keep in mind that I'm not a certified nutritionist. Any nutritional information discussed or disclosed in this post should only be seen as my best amateur estimates of the correct values.

Author: Chrisy

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23 comments

    • J1mm4
    • 4 stars

    Sooooo good I made this dip for my family and they loved it. I used caramel bits instead of heath bars and it turned out awesome. Thank you sooooo soooo much for this recipe

    • Angela’s Website

    Wow! Looks yummy and your photographs are just awesome! I am so excited to try this tasty and creamy dip. It is a good alternative to caramel apples. Also, i found this dip is cheaper than other dips we find in the stores. Thank you so much for sharing such a delicious apple dip for everyone.

    • Bugaboo

    Sounds fantastic & super simple. I’m making this today for a dinner party tomorrow. Thanks!

    • Liz
    • 5 stars

    This is absolutely addictive! My girlfriends and I loved it!

    • Jennifer Banz
    • 5 stars

    Oh my goodness! This looks to die for! Thank you for sharing!

    • Jen

    I have a work luncheon later this week and I’d love to make this! I just want to verify that the recipe is correct. It says 4 cups of Heath bars? Is that correct? Thanks!

    • Thank you so much for checking! It should be only 1 cup, which is about 4 bars. Apparently I was thinking both measurements at once 🙂 I’ll fix it now!

    • Julie @ Girl on the Move

    Oh man, this looks sooo good! Perfect for girls night in or movie night!

    • Rachel

    This looks out of control amazing!

    • Ariana

    This sounds AH-mazing. I had never even heard of brickle dip before, but I totally need this in my life. Thanks for sharing!! 😀

    • Thalia @ butter and brioche

    Cool idea a sweet dip is… I have never made one before so thanks for the recipe.

    • Des @ Life’s Ambrosia

    I am loving everything everything about this! I caved and shared a pumpkin recipe today, I couldn’t resist.

    • ananda

    apples and health bars! i’m in!! and that Lasagna Soup sounds very intriguing ! =)

    • V. Dotter

    You have an incredible eye for photography and I guess a big part is having the skill make all the yummies to photograph!! Wow, I gotta try this recipe for the holidays. Not for every day – but definitely on special days! This really saves me, because its such an incredibly easy treat!! Sign me up!

    • Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen)

    OK, you talked me into it. YUM!! And we all forgive you. But only because we know you’ll keep giving us great options no matter the weather or season! :o)

    • Ashleigh

    You have done it again with the awesome recipe! I love the idea of apples with a bit of chocolate! Thank you for sharing!!

    • Lauren

    Congratulations!

    How have I never heard of Brickle Dip before? This recipe is right up my alley -it sounds delicious! I’m going to try this for a fall baby shower I’m hosting. Thanks for sharing!

    • Julia

    That is my kind of dip! This is such a great idea for a fall party or even a treat for the kids!

    • Kimberly Bonham

    Yummy! Looks SO good!!

    • Florian @ContentednessCooking

    Perfect dip, looks amazing!

    • Kimberly

    Congrats! Here’s to a lifetime of love and happiness!

    And a lifetime of this crazy delicious dip! I love toffee bits, and I can only imagine how amazing they are in this dip!