Caramel Toffee Fruit Dip: Halloween Edition

This fall twist on classic Caramel Toffee Fruit Dip makes a great addition to any Halloween spread! The combination of smooth cream cheese, warm brown sugar, toffee pieces, and a touch of nutmeg is always a crowd-pleaser. Served in a hollowed out pumpkin and surrounded by cute, spooky cinnamon chips and crisp autumn apples, this Halloween fruit dip is perfect for entertaining!

toffee dip in a bowl

Ingredient and Equipment Notes

  • Tortillas – The cute cinnamon chips for this recipe are made from flour tortillas, brushed with butter and sprinkled with cinnamon, then baked. Any brand of tortilla will work here!
  • Cookie Cutters – Pull out the fall cookie cutters for this one. Pumpkins, ghosts, bats, leaves; anything will do! Don’t have any cookie cutters? No worries, just cut your tortillas into wedges.
  • Cream Cheese – Full fat or reduced fat will work, don’t use fat free.
  • Things to Dip –  I prefer tart green Granny Smith apples with this Halloween dip, but any variety will do. Apples fit the fall theme particularly well, but strawberries, grapes, pineapple, and pretty much any fruit you can think of is going to be delicious here. Pretzels or graham crackers would also be great.
  • Prevent Browning – To prevent brown apples on your serving tray, soak apple slices for 10 minutes in a salt water solution (half a teaspoon of kosher salt per cup of water). Drain (rinse if desired, but not necessary) and pat dry before serving.
  • Pumpkin – This Halloween fruit dip looks cute and festive served in a small pie pumpkin (the kind sold in the produce section in the fall).  This recipe makes just under 2 cups of dip, so keep that in mind while picking an appropriate pumpkin. If you hollow it out and find it’s too big, you can place a small upside-down bowl at the bottom to fill up some space before adding the dip.  If you’d rather not place the dip directly in the pumpkin, simply drop a bowl inside and fill it up. A cute cauldron serving bowl would be a cute alternative o a pumpkin as well.

How to Halloween Fruit Dip and Cinnamon Chips

  1. Prepare cinnamon chips by brushing tortillas with melted butter, sprinkling with cinnamon sugar, and cutting desired shapes. Then pop them in the oven for a few minutes to get crispy.
  2. Meanwhile, 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 in a hollow pumpkin with the spooky cinnamon chips and fresh fruit.hollowed out pumpkin

caramel toffee dip in a pumpkin
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make this ahead of time? This dip is best made fresh. If you are really tight on time, however, you could prepare your chips up to a day ahead of time. You can also mix all of the dip ingredients except the toffee bits. Mix those in right before serving and transfer the dip to the pumpkin.

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toffee fruit dip in a pumpkin

Halloween Caramel Toffee Fruit Dip

This Halloween dip is creamy and crunchy and smooth and delicious...the whole package! A perfect match with our homemade cinnamon chips for dipping, too!
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • BAKED CINNAMON CHIPS
  • 8 flour tortillas soft taco size, but you could use any size that works well for your cutters
  • 6 tablespoons butter melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  • DIP
  • 1 8- ounce package cream cheese regular or light is fine
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 bag toffee bits
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon about a pinch nutmeg
  • FOR SERVING
  • cinnamon chips cut out in spooky shapes
  • small hollowed-out pumpkin (a cauldron bowl would be cute as well)
  • Assorted fruit best on tart, green apples, but any kind of fruit is great
  • Bamboo skewers if you want to kabob your fruit

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix cinnamon and sugar together. Brush tortillas with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Cut desired shapes (use cookie cutters or cut into wedges).  Lay on parchment-lined baking sheet and bake until lightly browned and crispy (usually about 10 minutes, but all tortillas are different, so check them frequently). See full tutorial here. 
  • Meanwhile, combine cream cheese, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla with an electric mixer. When ready to serve, stir in toffee bits. Start with about half a bag and add more to taste, all the way up to the whole bag (just reserve a few for sprinkling on top). Serve in a hollow pumpkin with the spooky cinnamon chips and fresh fruit.

Notes

To prevent brown apples on your serving tray, soak apple slices for 10 minutes in a salt water solution (half a teaspoon of kosher salt per cup of water). Drain (rinse if desired, but not necessary) and pat dry before serving.
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Questions & Reviews

  1. I just recently found this website, and all I can say is WOW! I spent hours today (literally) going post by post bookmarking every other recipe! I can't wait to try so many of them! This recipe right here- the dip sounds great, but the cinnamon things with the cookie cutters- GENIUS! My kiddos will love it!

  2. Ok – this week has been sooo fun! I hate for it to end!! Thanks for all the great ideas.

  3. Yum! How fun and creative! It would be so fun to serve these at a Halloween party!

  4. Great pictures! This dip sounds wonderful! It would be super yummy with apples : )~

  5. That is so fun! I have a similar dip, though mine uses peanut butter. Think I will need to try this one 🙂 Love the shapes!

  6. oh my who are you and how wonderful is this website.
    i am running late to a baby shower i am throwing and am making myself even more late by drooling over this site!!!

    i will be back!

  7. I am going to do this for our Thanksgiving this week. (Canadian). It looks so yummy and the presentation looks great!! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes and ideas

  8. Way excited about making the cinnamon chips in shapes!! Can't wait to use my cookie cutters!

  9. That sounds like my kind of fruit dip! I'm not really into the fluffy, cool whippy fruit dips, but this looks delish! I love the toffee bits idea 🙂

  10. Your blog is the death of my diet. And I am loving every minute of it. I made your caramel popcorn TWICE this week. Keep up the great work!

  11. That tip is so tasty I've never made it. A friend frequently makes a similar one. Then I have to wait and have others in the room watching, so I can't lick the bowl or dip my finger in it! =)

  12. I was just introduced to your blog by my daughter, and I am TOTALLY HOOKED!! You guys are AMAZING, and I have spent hours going through your posts. It just makes me happy!! Now I wish I had time to do everything I found. Thanks for all of your hard work!!

  13. That's such a fun idea to use cookie cutters for the cinnamon chips. And my mouth is watering just thinking of this dip!

  14. Great way to kick this up a notch!! Those cinnamon chips are so fun with the pumpkin 🙂

    Do you know if this would work with cream cheese that has been frozen? I bought a bunch on sale and mistakenly put it in the freezer thinking it would be okay, well it's not. It completely changed the structure, so I'm having a hard time finding things I can use it for that still work in the final product. Thanks!

  15. Mmm! Is it acceptable to dip your finger in it? You know, without any fruit or cinnamon chips?

  16. I can't believe I had forgotten this existed… IT IS SO STINKIN GOOD!!!!! I totally want to go make some right now and eat it with a spoon 🙂

  17. mmmm…. I feel like drizzling that on the oatmeal I am eating right now. Tasty! Tasty!

  18. I'm loving the Halloween shape tortilla chips! Very clever! I make those chips with a fruit salsa…so yummy!

  19. This looks so fantastic! Ron and I are going to a halloween party tomorrow and I plan on picking one of your recipes to take with us! Thanks for such a fun week (Tuesday blew me away)!

  20. That is awesome! I am so making this! Thanks for all the great recipes this week! hugs, michelle

  21. Thanks! I am making this for a baby shower tomorrow and now I can put it in a pumpkin for a better presentation.