Good morning all! It's my favorite time again. Yep! Secret Recipe Club time! It's almost like waiting for Christmas every month! I always look forward to trying a recipe or ten from my assigned blog, seeing who had my blog and drooling over all the delicious food from everyone in the group.
This month, I was assigned Steak N Potatoes Kinda Gurl. And just let me say, awesome blog! There is a great variety of recipes and restaurant reviews. But my favorite thing about Desi's blog is that there isn't anything too gourmet for my family! Some fancy stuff, sure, but it's all the kind of food I'd make with ingredients that I always have in my cupboards. Love it!
Now for the recipe! I chose to make Caramel Apple Marshmallow Dip. See, I was invited to a get together at a friend's house and I offered to bring something to help out. She is on a diet (swim suit season is right around the corner) so she requested something "semi-healthy". I can't tell you how glad I am the she added the "semi" in there. Because I can't think of one healthy appetizer/dip recipe. But since it only needed to be "semi" healthy, I figured a dip filled with cream cheese, marshmallow cream, caramel and toffee bits would qualify since you dipped apples in it. (Are you lovin' my logic?) Needless to say, my friend had to start her diet over again because, lets face it, I took a dip with cream cheese, marshmallow cream, caramel and toffee bits in it. And regardless how many apples you dip in it, there's nothing healthy about this stuff! But there is something very sinful about it!
Don't let apples have all the fun with this dip though. Because the strawberries will be very angry if you leave them out. Thanks goodness I thought to include them, because they were delicious! But lets be honest here, I'd dip celery in this stuff. It's luscious!
Caramel Apple Marshmallow Dip
Serves about 20
8-oz block of cream cheese, softened
1 cup marshmallow cream
1/3 cup caramel topping plus more for drizzling
1 tbsp dark brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup heath toffee bits (or however much you want to cover the dip)
2 granny smith apples, sliced
2 honey crisp apples, sliced
Blend cream cheese and marshmallow cream in a medium mixing bowl until creamy. Add 1/3 cup caramel, dark brown sugar, and vanilla and blend until smooth. Transfer to a decorative bowl, or the center of a platter. Drizzle more caramel topping on top and sprinkle generously with toffee bits. If using bowl, place it in the center of a platter and surround with the sliced apples.