Saturday, June 9, 2012

Apple with Caramel Cream Cheese Dip


I was looking online for some interesting and fun ideas for bake sales. Of course I ended up on Pinterest where I came across these super cute and very tasty apples.
I believe I got this idea from Event Trender.
These looked so cute and definitely offer a unique choice at bake sales. Something a little different than cookies and cupcakes.
Is it healthier?
Ummm....not so much. I mean, if you only eat the apple - sure. Otherwise, not so much.


Apple with Caramel Cream Cheese Dip

Ingredients
1 pkg (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
10 pkgs (2 oz each) caramel dip
2 (39 gr each) Skor bars
8 apples
8 (1/2 cup each) mason jars

Directions
Mix cream cheese with 2 of the caramel dips (4 oz). Mix until smooth.
Divide evenly amongst 8 jars. Wipe rim.


Spoon 1 each of the remaining 8 caramel dips into each jar.


Crush up both Skor bars.
Sprinkle Skor crumbs evenly amongst the 8 jars.


Place lid on jars. 
Top each jar with an apple.


Wrap in cellophane and tie with ribbon. Keep refrigerated until ready to give away.  


I think these would also make great gifts for teachers, fun party favors to take home after birthday parties, or even a cute gift to bring if you are dropping by to visit a friend.
These only take a few minutes to put together and look like they took much longer to do.
By the way, they sold really well at the bake sale!

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77 comments:

  1. Oh my!!!! How yummy does that sound.

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  2. Wow those look so good! Too bad I'm on a diet!

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  3. They would make a great snack for a party at school.

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  4. I love this idea, it sounds so delcious! Thank you so much for sharing at Sunday Round Up you've been featured today! come on over and grab a button :) http://www.kaylascreationsblog.com/2012/06/sunday-round-up-14.html Have a wonderful weekend!
    -Kayla :)

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    1. How exciting! Thank you for the feature :)

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  5. This would be a great Idea as a shower favor, for a fall shower.

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  6. Do these have to be refrigerated?

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    1. If you are not going to be eating them right away, I would store them in the fridge for sure.

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  7. I'm not familiar with caramel dip packages. Where do you find them? Brand name? This is an adorable idea!

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    1. They were the Lighthouse brand caramel dip. I found them at our local Buy-Low grocery store. If you can't find the individual dips then you can buy a large jar. You would need 2 1/2 cups of caramel sauce in total. Hope that helps!

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  8. How much did uou charge at the bake sale?

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    1. Oh my gosh..I can't help you out with this. We gave them to the people holding the bake sale and they marked them.... I don't know how much they charged. :( sorry!

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  9. Thank you for sharing our Apple & Dip Favor Idea on your site! Our followers just love it! ~ Angela @EventTrender.com

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    1. Thank you for sharing such a fabulous idea!!

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  10. Where did you get the cute ribbon? I love it.

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    1. We got it at a Michael's craft store :)

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  11. Where did you get the jars?

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    1. From the local grocery store. I have seen them at Walmart and Michaels and, I believe, Superstore at different times.

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  12. How long will the carmel last? I'm thinking I want to send it in the mail to my son who is about 3 days away through mail.Thanks

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    1. Unfortunately I don't think the cream cheese would last that long safely. The caramel would probably be okay but I wouldn't risk it with cream cheese....

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    2. I poured half of the caramel sauce from WM that lasted forever and topped with toffee bits and closed it up with an apple on top.

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  13. Where do u find the ore package Carmel dip?

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    1. We used Lighthouse brand caramel dip. I found them at our local Buy-Low grocery store. If you can't find the individual dips then you can buy a large jar. You would need 2 1/2 cups of caramel sauce in total. I would think you could find it wherever they sell ice cream topping. Hope that helps!

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    2. Thanks Jo and Sue...I was going to ask the same thing. Great to know that we can use caramel sauce!

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    3. can you use the caramel ice cream dip that is in a jar.

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  14. If kept in the fridge, how long would they last?

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  15. I am going to use this idea to give to my co-workers for a christmas gift. I LOVE IT! Thank you for sharing

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  16. How much did they sell for?

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    1. Oh my gosh..I can't help you out with this. We gave them to the people holding the bake sale and they marked them.... I don't know how much they charged. :( sorry!

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  17. When you give as a gift how long do they last? What time frame should they be eaten in?

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    1. In the fridge I would think they would last a few days. It would depend on the expiry date of your cream cheese...and how ripe the apple was.

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  18. My mom makes Carmel dip like this except she mixes 1 cream cheese with one cup of brown sugar. It helps to mix it and let it sit so the sugar has a chance to really soak into the cream cheese! So yummy!

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  19. how long do you microwave in order to serve?

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    1. You don't microwave it....you serve it cold/room temp. :)

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  20. What a great idea. Thank you for sharing. Every year my 5 sisters and I have a "sister weekend" and always give each other something little. This is the perfect thing to make! Thank you!

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  21. THIS DIP SOUNDS GOOD MIGHT JUST MAKE IT AND GIVE IT OUT TO SOME PEOPLE FRIENDS AND FAMILY

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  22. What size jars are these?

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  23. This is insane, I love this idea! I was trying to find something to give to my guest after our Thanksgiving Day dinner and this would be PERFECT! Thank you for posting this.

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  24. You can as well use individual wrapped caramels to melt for this recipe. Just add a touch of butter when melting on low heat and a few at a time.

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  25. What kind of apples did you use? Thanks!

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    1. I am pretty sure they were Granny Smoth Apples.

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  26. AWESOME!!! Thank you for sharing such a great idea. You rock!!!

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  27. Too cute!!!! and looks delicious!

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  28. I'm an office manager, and I wanted to leave these on the desks of our employees at work as an October surprise. I go in the evening before, when no one is there. So I worry about the cream cheese. I have the jars and the apples. I think I'll buy wrapped caramels and fill the jars with them, put the apple on top, etc. The idea will be the same, and they can melt their own caramels! It'll still look adorable and would be a unique little gift. What do you think?

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    1. I think that is a lovely idea! I'm sure your employees will love it :)

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  29. Just bought some Honey Crisps so had to try the dip...it WAS wonderful! I think this will make wonderful little gifts.

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  30. Love these! I am making a ton for our first annual friends and family harvest party! I was wondering though in the picture it looks like theres a layer of carmel then the cream cheese mix then the Carmel and candy bar. Is that correct or is the picture deceiving? So excited to make these!

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    1. The picture is deceiving you! :) I photographed the step-by-step as I did it above. I put the caramel/cream cheese mixture on the bottom and then a layer of caramel on top, and then the candy bar. (I think it is just a shadow you are seeing on the bottom.) Good luck with your party - I hope the apples & dip are a hit! :)

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    2. I see it too....it does look like caramel on the bottom!

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  31. Do you have your own web site? I would love to follow so many amaing ideas.

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  32. You can also make carmel dip with peanut butter so you dont have to refridgerate... especially for mailing or caramel dip that you find in the produce section of your markets.

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  33. Would it work with red apples or would you stick with the green? I'm doing my daughter's birthday party in Twilight so this would be a cute decoration/party favor. Also, is that candy bar easy to find(I've never heard of it.lol)?

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    1. Red apples would work BUT I would probably stick with green just because the more tart apples seem to go with the sweet dip better.

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    2. Also....if you can't find Skor bars to crush...you could use Health bars or any hard caramel coated in chocolate type bars.

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    3. Oh my gosh....not Health bars HEATH bars....geez...lol

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    4. Also, you can top caramel with toffee bits found by the choc. chips

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  34. I found this on the homestead survival blog. What a cool idea!

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  35. I'm going to make these and bring it to my husband's Marine Corps Christmas party for his recruiting station this year! I can't wait. Thank you for the idea.

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  36. thank you for sharing, I wanted to do a caramel apple for an upcoming bake sale, and this looks so much easier and less time comsuming.

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  37. Love this idea, I'm always looking for new things to give out and this one is perfect. Thanks for sharing with everyone!

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  38. This recipe is delicious and looks just as pretty as the picture when wrapped up for a gift. For those who are concerned about the caramel sauce to cream cheese ratio: I used 1/2 of an 11 oz. jar per 8 oz. cream cheese BUT your best bet is to taste as you mix; add enough caramel sauce so it tastes good to you! Works well with any crisp eating apple. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe/gift idea!

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  39. Thank you for the fantastic idea! I hope you don't mind, I shared a link and photo on my blog (crediting you of course)!

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  40. Great neighbor gift idea. You could even add an apple slicer/corer for the apple to sit on.

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  41. DO these need to be refrigerated? I assume so since cream cheese does...

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  42. How do you get the caramel on the apple? is it a cut the apple dip thing or scoop it all out heat it in pot? Thanks

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    1. You cut the apple and dip it into the jar to scoop out the dip :)

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  43. Looks awesome! And love the idea! Where did u find the mini canning jars?

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    1. Thank you :) We found them in the canning aisle in our local grocery store. I have seen them at Michael's as well. Hope that helps!

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  44. If I make my own caramel, do I use the same oz ratio? Thanks for your help!

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