Winter Warmers – Haley’s Apple Brickle Dip

I had originally planned a fun Halloween themed recipe to share today. I had two Halloween parties at my house over the weekend, so I tried out a few fun themed foods. I made my recipe I had planned to use for the blog and, well, it kind of bombed. The idea was to make these bone shaped sandwich cookies with raspberry “marrow” filling and dip them in white chocolate to complete the look. Sounds tasty, right? Not so much. They were so sickly sweet no one really wanted to eat them and, even though it was a Halloween party, people didn’t get the whole skeleton theme and thought they looked like dog bones. So, instead, I would like to share a nice, simple recipe that was a huge hit this weekend and is great for fall, Apple Brickle Dip. It is so easy and it is like dipping your apple wedges into a melted candy bar.

Enjoy!

- Haley AAR

Ingredients:

  • Apples cut into wedges (for dipping)
  • 1 – 8oz bar of cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package of toffee pieces (about 8 ounces)

Beat together the cream cheese, sugars, and vanilla until well mixed. Fold in toffee pieces. Serve with apple pieces.

This dip would also be good with graham crackers.

Bonus Recipe:

Sausage Cheese Balls

If you’re putting together a fall party, like for a football game, I thought I would toss in one more recipe that is quick and easy to make. It is always a crowd favorite at my house.

  • 1 pound ground sausage (you can do regular, sage, or spicy, depending on your tastes)
  • 1 pound grated cheese
  • 3 cups Bisquick mix

Combine all three ingredients and knead together by hand until all of the Bisquick has been blended it. My tip is to put your ingredients in the bowl and then pop it in the microwave for about 30 seconds to get the cheese and sausage a little soft. It will help them combine easier. Don’t try to use sausage straight from the fridge because it will be too cold to combine and it’s hard on your hands.

Roll into small, one-inch balls, place on a baking sheet and cook 20 minutes at 350 degrees until browned.

Serve warm.

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