National English Toffee Day | Apple Toffee Cups – The Foodie Patootie

National English Toffee Day | Apple Toffee Cups

January 8th sounds like as good a day as any to make a confession to you all. There is a little tidbit about me that you may know, but if you are new around these parts, you may experience shock and confusion.

I do not like chocolate.

Yeah, I heard that gasp. Truth is, I’m more of a Starburst fan than M&M’s. I prefer gummy bears over a Milky Way. My weakness, and the exception to my rule, is a good ol’ Heath English Toffee Bar. Those are perfect. Crunchy toffee with a thin later of chocolate…mmm. I stare at them during checkout at the grocery store (and then more often than not, snatch one up to enjoy).

I was all too excited for National English Toffee Day because I knew this would be one day that I could enjoy all the fruits of my labor without sharing.

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I was first introduced to these delights as a guest at my friend Danielle’s daughter’s birthday party. She had the recipe from her sister, but being that I didn’t want to stop eating them, I was that person who hangs around the food table and waits until nobody wants anymore. I think I ate at least two Apple Toffee Cups and I could have gone for many, many more. Fast forward about a year and I was hosting my best friend’s baby shower with a circus theme. With kids coming, I wanted to have food that was friendly for all ages and I immediately thought of these. They were popular with children and parents alike and in fact, were the first item that ran out!

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These snacks are like a take on a caramel apple except less messy and overall easier to eat. Also, you can control how much of the sweetened toffee you consume. For this recipe, I use a mixture of Granny Smith and Fuji apples.

Please assure me that my love for toffee is completely normal. Try these apple dips and let me know what you think! What other dips do you pair your apples with?

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National English Toffee Day | Apple Toffee Cups
Recipe Type: Snack
Author: The Foodie Patootie
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 15 small sample cups
Ingredients
  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Heath Toffee bits
  • Variety of apples
  • Lemon juice
  • Cold water
Instructions
  1. Slice apples and place in a bowl of cold water with lemon juice added. You should use 1 tbsp of lemon juice for every cup of water. This’ll keep the apples from browning later. Keep them here until toffee is complete.
  2. Mix all ingredients together until creamy, adding more of any ingredient to taste and for balance.
  3. Place sliced apples in the dip.

Tomorrow: National Apricot Day

22 Responses to “National English Toffee Day | Apple Toffee Cups”

  1. Aleshea Dominique — January 8, 2014 at 9:44 am

    ASDFGHJKL that looks so good

    • Jennifer — January 12th, 2014 @ 11:53 am

      Thank you, Aleshea!

  2. FabEllis — January 8, 2014 at 10:07 am

    I did gasp when you mentioned not liking chocolate. It’s always a shocker for me, but you’re not the first that I have known to not like the candy I love so much. However, I do also like toffee and these look delicious!

    • Jennifer — January 12th, 2014 @ 11:53 am

      I know, I know. Not loving chocolate is still foreign to me, and I’m living it! 😀 However, toffee is a favorite!!!

  3. Nichole C — January 8, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Um, gimme! I do like the occasional chocolate, but I much rather toffee…any time. Well, except for the next 27 days..haha.

    • Jennifer — January 8th, 2014 @ 7:34 pm

      Dude, easiest thing to make ever. I look forward to hearing what you think in about a month haha.

  4. Jenn @ Party of One — January 8, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Oh my these look SO SO SO good! I want them all 😉 I’m pinning this for later for sure! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe!

    • Jennifer — January 12th, 2014 @ 11:52 am

      Haha, thanks Jenn!

  5. Erin @ The Speckled Palate — January 8, 2014 at 10:37 am

    I haven’t had toffee since I was a little kid, and I seriously doubt I’ve ever had it in something like this, as it sounds DIVINE. I’m a huge chocolate lover, but I could get behind anything you dip an apple into, and the ingredients sound right up my alley, too. Just pinned this and can’t wait to make it!

    • Jennifer — January 12th, 2014 @ 11:51 am

      I can’t wait to hear what you think when you try it. They are my favorite snack and only take about 2 minutes to make!

  6. Sarah — January 8, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    YUM and YUM again- I am a toffee/caramel addict. Would totally pick either over chocolate. Pinning!

    • Jennifer — January 12th, 2014 @ 11:47 am

      We are like soul sisters in that respect, haha. I hope you enjoy!

  7. Cathy — January 8, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Holy moly! These look amazing! And I love the portion control of individual servings! Pinning! Thanks for sharing at DBB!

    • Jennifer — January 8th, 2014 @ 7:34 pm

      Thank you, Cathy! These are the perfect snack. I mean, even on a diet, I would eat these because you can control how much toffee you eat with the apples, yet you aren’t depriving yourself of a little sugar ;). Thanks for the visit.

  8. NEATLY-PACKAGED — January 8, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Looks amazing!! 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

    • Jennifer — January 12th, 2014 @ 11:45 am

      Thank you!!

  9. Crystal H — January 9, 2014 at 1:17 am

    I swear I gain 5 pounds and add a “must try” to my recipe list every time I open one of your emails! These look so good! Toffee is a weakness of mine too. That and peanut butter.

    Do you put anything (lemon juice?) on the apples to keep them from spoiling while sitting out? I forgot to do that to my fruit tray at my last party and my apples turned brown by the time we were eating. Ewww. 🙂

    • Jennifer — January 9th, 2014 @ 8:38 am

      Haha, Crystal. How do you think I feel, having to eat everything?! LOL I actually give a lot away. I’m glad you mentioned the lemon juice. Yes, I do soak the apples in lemon juice while I make the toffee dip so they don’t brown later on. Some people don’t know this so I added it to the recipe. Thanks!

  10. DesignedByBH — January 9, 2014 at 1:31 am

    These look so good! I’m more of a fruity girl than a chocolate girl, too…but when I want chocolate, I want chocolate… 🙂
    Heath bars aren’t too bad, but I’m more of a Skor girl.

    • Jennifer — January 9th, 2014 @ 8:37 am

      Haha, Skor?? Oh no no no. 🙂 I do get in the mood for chocolate, and it’s extremely rare, but when I do I head for the frozen Snickers bars. Those are magical.

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