I discovered this candy crunch dip recipe at The Kitchn and with cream cheese, brown sugar and toffee bits as ingredients, it sounded just my kind of treat.
I am not really a fruit kind of gal and if this dip can get me to eat an apple a day, I am all for trying it. And the dip didn’t disappoint! It was indeed delicious with sliced apples, especially the tart and crisp Granny Smiths I had at home. It was so addicting, I enjoyed the batch I made smeared on everything~from my morning bagel to my midday snack of pretzel chips. Alright, alright, I am not even gonna deny it. I ate half of the dip (or more) all by its glorious self!
The original recipe calls for 1/4 cup white sugar and 1/2 brown sugar but I decided to be kinder to my waist and forgo of the white sugar. Didn’t miss it at all. Along with swapping brown sugar for the white, I also added a tablespoon or two of frozen orange juice concentrate on balancing the sweetness. Best idea ever.
If you are preparing this dip ahead of time, you might want to stir in the toffee chips just before serving as they lose their crispness after a few hours in the fridge. And one more thing, make a lot. I mean A LOT. This candy crunch dip disappears just as fast as you make it.
- 1 (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 2/3 brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons frozen juice concentrate
- 1 cup toffee bits
In a bowl, combine cream cheese, brown sugar and orange juice concentrate. Using a hand mixer, blend until smooth and blended. Stir in toffee bits, except about 2 tablespoons. Transfer to a bowl and top with remaining toffee bits. Serve with sliced apples or pretzels.