Oct 27, 2013

Graveyard Cream Cheese Toffee Dip


I'm a little late on my Halloween post, but hey, cut me some slack, I'm about to be 7 months pregnant, my mind is not in blogging mode right now!

My office is actually having a dip challenge so I thought this would be a good chance to create something fun and festive for Halloween that I could also share with you here on the blog!

If you've procrastinated your Halloween baking and you have a party this week or weekend this dip will be right up your alley! It's fast, simple and delicious!

I found this recipe over at Our Best Bites and jazzed it up a bit with some fun Halloween touches. Create a free hand spooky cinnamon chip tree, a few cinnamon chip head stones, throw on some extra toffee for grave dirt and green sprinkle for grass and bippity, boppity, boo, you have yourself one spooky and delicious graveyard!


Dip Ingredients:
1 8-oz. package cream cheese (you can use light cream cheese)
3/4 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla (you can add more to taste)
Toffee bits
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. (about a pinch) nutmeg

Dip Directions:
Combine cream cheese, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla with an electric mixer. When ready to serve, stir in about 1/2 a bag of toffee bits with more sprinkled on top. Serve with the homemade Cinnamon Chips and fresh fruit.


Cinnamon Chip Ingredients:
Flour tortillas
Butter
Cinnamon
White Sugar

Cinnamon Chip Directions:
Spread butter liberally over tortillas. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar to taste. I used quite a bit of each because I think more is better in this case! Using a pizza cutter, create small pizza shaped wedges and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until edges slightly curl.

Dippers:
Homemade Cinnamon Chips
Granny Smith Apples
Strawberries

For the spooky tree and headstones I used a sharp knife tip and free-handed the shapes. I then took an icing pen and added the details to the headstones. I would suggest waiting till right before you serve before adding these pieces to the dip or they may go to mush before the guest get to see.

And there you have it! Your very own spooky graveyard cream cheese toffee dip, enjoy!