Caramel Apple Toffee Dip

Okay everyone, I am back! I apologize for the delays in the past few months..I moved and I have been busy with my [real job] so blogging and sharing recipes has been a bit difficult. BUT, I am back at it! 🙂

I am excited to post this delicious recipe I brought to my friend’s BBQ this summer (Sarah Mitchell), this recipe is especially for you). It is light and it is the easiest recipe to whip up in minutes. You can also serve it with fresh apples, pretzel, or Nilla wafers. I prefer sliced apples (green apples, because they are super tart) because the tarty-ness and sweet caramel and toffee make this the perfect combination. Just dip, scoop, and bite into perfection!

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Caramel Apple Toffee Dip

Caramel Apple Toffee Dip

This creamy and sweet dip is topped with tons of luscious caramel & crunchy bits of toffee!

Ingredients

8 ounces of cream cheese (I used reduced-fat)

8 ounces of cool whip

1/2 cup powdered sugar

16 ounces of Old Fashioned caramel dip

1 Cup Heath pieces/toffee bits

4 large Granny Smith apples; sliced thin

Nilla wafers (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, beat together the cream cheese, cool whip, and powdered sugar until fluffy. Spread mixture evenly onto a platter. Spread caramel sauce on top of cream cheese layer. Sprinkle the top generously with toffee bits. Serve with apple slices, and or Nilla Wafers. Enjoy!
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2015/12/caramel-apple-toffee-dip/

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Apple Peanut Butter Nachos

Who said nachos can’t be healthy for you? Well you can feel great about eating these highly nutritious nachos for breakfast or even a snack! One of my old favorite college snacks was apples and peanut butter–so I recreated this snack into something a bit more fun..

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Apple Peanut Butter Nachos

Apple Peanut Butter Nachos

Sweet and crunchy apple slices have a fun new twist with a comination of chocolate, peanut butter, coconut, and almonds!

Ingredients

1 large apple; sliced

1 Tbsp peanut butter; melted

2 Tbsp cup dark chocolate chips

2 Tbsp silvered almonds

1 Tbsp coconut flakes

1 Tbsp honey (optional, if you want them to be extra sweet)

Instructions

  1. Place apple slices on a plate. Drizzle the peanut butter, chocolate chips, almonds, coconut flakes, and honey (optional) on apples. Super easy, fun, and nutritious!
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2015/05/apple-peanut-butter-nachos/

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Apple Cinnamon Pie Cookies

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Yield: 8

Ingredients:

1 apple; chopped
1 tsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp brown sugar
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp sugar
1 pie crust dough

Cinnamon Maple Frosting:
4 Tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp maple syrup
½ tsp cinnamon
½ tsp milk

Whisk all together with a whisk for fork until well combined. Glaze should be slightly thick.

Steps:
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cut pie crust into eighths with a sharp knife (they slices should look like pizza slices).
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2. In a frying pan, melt butter and add chopped apples. Sautee until apples soften, then add syrup and sugars.
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3.Once cooked, place a large spoonful of the apple mix onto pie crust slice and wrap tip of the slice around the rest of the pie crust.
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4. Place filled pie crusts on a greased baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes.

5. Once cookies are done, let cool for 10 minutes and then with a spoon or fork, frost cookies with the cinnamon maple glaze.