This one is definitely a fall favorite and guaranteed to be a hit at any gathering. A friend brought this to my house a few years ago for a fall picnic and she couldn't keep the apples cut fast enough!
1 - 8 oz package cream cheese, softened (1/3 less fat works fine)
1 - 8oz package toffee bits (I love the Heath ones)
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional, but I use it)
Stir together all ingredients until well blended. It may seem a bit lumpy or not working at first. But just. keep. stirring. Trust me. It will begin to come together just fine.
Serve immediately with apple slices or store in an airtight container in refrigerator up to 5 days.
You can smash up 4 Heath bars for the toffee bits.
If you are taking this somewhere, don't cut the apples until you get there. Better yet, bring along a small cutting board and apple slicer that you can keep right there with the dip. Slice a few at a time to keep the apples from browning. If you are like me, any tiny bit of lemon juice may help the browning, but just kills all flavor...bleh!