This super delicious caramel apple dip recipe is a quick and easy dessert that only contains 4 ingredients!

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A hand scooping out a serving of caramel apple dip.

When I think fall, I think about apple recipes like our favorite apple nachos. Well, I also think of pumpkin, but I’ve been sharing a lot of pumpkin recipes lately so now it’s time for something a little different! Have you ever tried to make caramel apples before? They’re fun to make and eat, but sometimes I want caramel apples for a crowd which is when I whip up this super easy caramel apple dip. It’s a simple combination of ingredients that makes a spectacular dessert, snack or appetizer. Add some sliced apples and dip away!

Caramel apple dip topped with toffee bits.

How to make caramel apple dip

The base of this caramel apple dip is lightly sweetened cream cheese, which is spread into the bottom of a serving dish. The cream cheese layer is topped with caramel and sprinkled with toffee bits for a finishing touch.

For the caramel layer, I typically use a tub of pre-made caramel dip such as Marzetti brand which is available near the apples in the produce section of your grocery store. You can also use a caramel sauce but make sure it’s thick and not runny like some sundae toppings are. Another delicious option for the topping would be a can of dulce de leche.

I love the crunch and flavor of the toffee bits, but you could also top this dip with chopped peanuts or peanuts, or even mini chocolate chips.

Caramel apple dip with a layer of cream cheese.

This apple dip can be prepared in advance, but it’s best served at room temperature so that the layers are perfectly creamy and dippable. I like to serve this dip with sliced green and red apples, but sliced pears, graham crackers or vanilla wafers would also be great additions to mix things up a bit.

Caramel apple dip with an apple slice in it.

This caramel apple dip is perfect for parties, fall gatherings, potlucks, or just for any time you’re craving a caramel apple. It’s a fall favorite that can most definitely be enjoyed all year round!

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Caramel Apple Dip

AuthorSara Welch
A hand scooping out a serving of caramel apple dip.
This super delicious caramel apple dip recipe is a quick and easy dessert that only contains 4 ingredients!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time6 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Serves 8


  • 1 8 ounce block cream cheese softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 16 ounce container caramel dip or thick caramel sauce
  • 1/2 cup toffee bits


  • Place the cream cheese in a medium bowl and beat with a mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Add the sugar and beat until thoroughly combined.
  • Spread the cream cheese mixture into an even layer in a 3 cup serving dish. 
  • Pour the caramel dip or sauce over the cream cheese mixture. Spread into an even layer. Top with toffee bits and serve with sliced apples.


Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 288mg | Potassium: 86mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 430IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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  1. I live in a very remote country area and I don’t have access to a tub of caramel dip. So my only other choice is to make it myself and I don’t want to make it too thin or too hard so I’d like to have a recipe for this please. I have to take it to a special seniors dinner tomorrow so if I could get the recipe today I could have it ready for tomorrow thank you

    1. I don’t actually have a caramel dip recipe, I use the store bought kind. Your best bet would just be to use the thickest jarred caramel sauce you can find.

  2. I can only find the sundae caramel syrup. Does it taste much different then the sauce? And I’m assuming I would have to cake it on there.

  3. Looking forward to making this. I have been buying Toffee Bits in the aisle that the chocolate chips are sold in. They are great for several things.

  4. 5 stars
    We LOVE this recipe!! I make caramel from scratch and I think it makes a big difference! I serve with apples, nilla wafers, grahams and ginger snaps and it’s so pretty. I’ve brought it to so many parties and it’s always a hit!

  5. 5 stars
    This is absolutely delicious! Such a quick and simple dip but soooo much flavor. I couldn’t find the toffee bits so I used Heath bits that had the chocolate mixed in with the toffee. Yummmmmm so good!
    Thank you for this recipe.

  6. This seems like it would be great warmed – do you have any thoughts on that? Looking forward to making it this weekend!

  7. 5 stars
    I love this recipe and make it for gatherings all the time! One tip I would have would be to leave the cream cheese out for a few hours so that it is room temperature. Then it mixes easily with the sugar (I also use brown sugar) then pop it in the fridge or freezer until it is firm so that the caramel spreads easily. I use the same caramel as noted in the recipe and it is quite stiff. Super recipe!

  8. Can I use Marzetti caramel or is that too hard and thick to spread? Want to make for a Fall BBQ gathering at the end of the month and this looks so good!!

    1. Yes that’s fine, let it sit at room temperature for 20 minutes before serving and wait to add the toffee until the last minute.

  9. 5 stars
    I made this for work… was a HUGE hit! Some said it was their new favorite dessert and everyone wanted the recipe. I doubled it – using 2 blocks of cream cheese, 2 tubs of the caramel dip and a bag of Heath Bits. I cut up the red and green apples as suggested and also had Nilla Wafers, Windmill cookies and ginger snaps. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  10. I love this recipe it’s quick it’s easy it’s delicious I also soak my apples in pineapple juice and that way they don’t turn brown. I also used to 8 ounce bricks of cream cheese because I needed it for a large crowd

  11. What pan size does a 3 cup serving dish translate to? Can you use a larger pan and just have a more shallow dip?