Caramel Apple Brickle & The Butterfly Exhibit

Posted by on July 27, 2011 in Blog, Desserts & Treats | 5 comments


A long time ago, I went to our friend’s holiday potluck and someone brought this great, kid-friendly dessert of fresh apple slices with a creamy, crunchy, sweet caramel dip. It’s been over two years since that potluck but I never forgot this dessert.

I’ve made this dessert twice in the past year and it’s a great dish for when you don’t have a lot of time. It’s very simple and very quick to prepare. Perhaps more important, is that it’s a hit with both kids and grown-ups. If you’re ever short on time and need a super quick dessert or sweet treat for an impromptu kid-friendly get-together, definitely consider this caramel brickle!

I’m going to keep this post extremely short as I am (still) tired from our weekend (lots of running around and we also took Bebe E to the West Los Angeles Obon – – – a post for the future) and this week is a little crazy (I will explain later)!  Before we get to the recipe, below is a few shots from a trip we took a few weeks ago to the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles to experience the butterfly exhibit.

Making caramel apple brickle is very easy and quick.


Happy Summer!

Judy | bebe mama


Caramel Apple Brickle
Recipe type: Dessert
Easy dessert that's a crowd pleaser amongst kids and adults alike.
  • 1 8-ounce container of whipped cream cheese (substitute marshmallow fluff for a super sweet dessert)
  • 1 18-ounce container of caramel apple dip
  • 3 Heath Bars, chopped into bite-sized pieces (or English toffee bits)
  • 3 to 4 apples, sliced
  • Lemon juice
  1. Spread the cream cheese or marshmallow fluff onto a plater.
  2. Next, spread a layer of the caramel apple dip.
  3. Sprinkle toffee bits over the caramel.
  4. Slice apples and toss in lemon juice to prevent oxidation (browning).
  5. Arrange apple slices around the platter and serve.
I recommend using tart green apples, such as Granny Smith apples, but by all means use the apple of your choice. Our favorite is organic Fujii apples. If you're short on time, consider purchasing pre-sliced organic apples sold at most supermarkets.


  1. avatar

    I love the pictures of Bebe E! Can’t believe she is growing up so quickly! :0)

    This dish looks like such a treat! Kekoa and I will have to try this one out!

    I am not sure if you take requests, however, I love Stir-Fried Rice Cakes (Chao Nian Gao)with Chicken and bok choy and go all the way to but I can’t seem to get it right. Would you happen to know how to make this dish?

    Take care!
    Turtle Mama

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      Thanks, friend. Yes, it’s scary how fast time seems to be flying – I wish Bebe wouldn’t grow so fast. :(

      If it’s something I can make / or have made before, I would happily accept requests! :) However, I’m not very familiar with stir-fried rice cakes although that sounds like something I’ve eaten before at the Chinese restaurant. :) I’m not a huge fan of rice cake although I do enjoy them occasionally. I can ask my mother-in-law if she knows how to make this dish.

      Hope you’re having a great summer! xoxo

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    I understand and have made the wish that Kekoa not grow up so fast. It happens before one knows it. :( I know that you are cherishing the times — I can see that in all the wonderful photos you post. Thank you so much for sharing!

    If you can get some stir-fried rice cake pointers, I would appreciate that so much! I have wasted so much money trying to do it on my own. I need an expert! Thank you!!

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    Oh my gosh, great kid friendly dish! It coincides with McDonald’s recent announcement that they are now cutting the amount of fries in half and including apples in every Happy Meal. My munchkin rarely gets Happy Meals — only when we are traveling or he is alone with dad. lol. But he never eats the fries (strange kid) and we always paid extra for the Apple Dippers which he adores. Just today at Trader Joe’s the sample was this caramel sauce with sea salt that I was tempted to buy — they were serving it with Granny Smith Apples!
    Your dish looks even better though and worth a special occasion with the chopped up Heath Bars! Drool!!
    hHave a great weekend!

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      Wow, good to know about Mc’D’s Bebe E’s had chicken nuggets twice and that’s probably one too many times given she’s only 2. Ooh, I’ll have to go check out TJ’s caramel/salt sauce. That sounds sooo good. :)