October is National Apple Month so I decided to post this recipe that I discovered on the back of a Heath bag about 10 years ago. This recipe is easy to make, tastes delicious and will help you use any apples that you have left over from apple picking.
According to livestrong.com:
Apples contain significant amounts of flavonoids, phytochemicals found in plants that help protect cells from damage, reducing your risk for heart disease, cancer and other serious health problems. Quercetin, one of the flavonoids found in apples, may reduce your risk for stomach, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers.
I guess Ben Franklin was correct when he coined the phrase “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”.
Heath Bar Apple Dip Recipe
- 1 package of cream cheese—approx. 8 oz
- ½ cup of packed brown sugar
- ¼ cup of regular sugar
- 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
- 1 package of Heath Bits ‘O Brickle Toffee Bits
- 4 apples
- Use mixer to combine cream cheese, brown sugar, sugar, and vanilla. Do not overmix.
- Fold in the toffee bits.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Slice the apples into desired size.
- To keep the apple slices from turning brown, dip into pineapple juice.
- Serve apples and dip!