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      Toffee Dip with Apples, great for an appetizer or after school snack (assuming the kids are allowed back in school this year!) This one is one of our favorites and goes great with grapes, strawberries, apple slices, etc.

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      Toffee Dip

      3/4 cup packed brown sugar
      1/2 cup powdered sugar
      1 tsp vanilla
      8 oz pkg. cream cheese, softened
      3/4 cup toffee bits

      2-3 Tbs of chopped peanuts or walnuts (optional)

      In a medium bowl combine brown sugar, powdered sugar, vanilla, and cream cheese, beating until smooth. Add the toffee bits and mix them in. Transfer the dip to a serving bowl and top with chopped peanuts or walnuts and a side of apple slices (or other fruit).

      Unfortunately toffee bits can be rather expensive these days, particularly if you’re ordering them online! Here’s how to make your own toffee.

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      Homemade Toffee Bits

      1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
      1 cup granulated sugar
      1/2 tsp kosher salt
      1 tsp vanilla extract

      Spray a 9-inch square baking dish with cooking spray and line with parchment paper.
      Add butter, sugar, and salt to a 3-quart, heavy-bottomed pot.
      Bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring frequently to dissolve the sugar.
      Once the candy comes to a full boil, stir occasionally, slowly and evenly, until the candy has reached 290F to 300F, or “hard crack” on a candy thermometer.
      Remove from heat and carefully add the vanilla extract, stirring to mix. Pour the hot toffee into the prepared baking dish and let it cool.
      Once it’s cool, place it into a bag and use a rolling pin to break it into bits.

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