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Super Easy Sugar-free Brickle Dip | THM-S

This easy sugar-free Brickle Dip is delicious with apples, or serve with low-carb cinnamon tortilla strips for a keto-friendly treat.

I first tried Apple Brickle Dip before my son was born in the mid-1990s.

The recipe came from Taste of Home magazine and it became the taste of fall in my home.

I made it for every fall party I hosted or attended and everyone always wanted the recipe!

Apple Brickle Dip tastes like sweet caramel with a touch of chocolate. It pairs perfectly with crisp, tart apples.

Blogger holding a platter of sliced apples and a bowl of keto brickle dip.

When I began following the Trim Healthy Mama (THM) way of eating, I assumed that my days of enjoying Apple Brickle Dip were over.

I couldn’t imagine how I would replicate the brickle chips or English toffee bits in a sugar-free way.

But now, more companies are selling sugar-free candy options.

Keto brickle dip in a serving bowl surrounded by low carb cinnamon tortilla crisps.

Last year I found sugar-free Toffee Squares from Russell Stover and the first thing I did was whip up a batch of my old favorite Brickle Dip!

A few simple changes were all it took to make the recipe keto-friendly.

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Let’s Talk Crossovers and Trim Healthy Mama

Now, before I share the recipe with you, we need to have a little THM heart-to-heart.

The premise of Trim Healthy Mama is that we generally divide our fuels. That means that when we eat fats we avoid carbs. And when we eat carbs we avoid fats.

However, sometimes we do combine fats and carbs to create something called a crossover or XO.

Crossovers are on plan.

Let me say that again because it bears repeating:

Crossovers are on plan!

We THMs don’t generally eat crossovers all the time, especially in weight-loss mode, because they can slow or stall weight loss.

But I discovered I actually needed to have about one crossover meal each week during weight loss!

I think my body was always surprised when I had one because invariably the next day I’d notice a dip on the scale.

Now that I’m in maintenance mode I will have 1-2 crossover meals each week.

And my kids who are still growing eat crossovers almost every meal.

When you’re in the habit of separating your fuels, crossover meals sometimes feel like a cheat! But if your meals contain on-plan ingredients, they aren’t a cheat: they’re an on-plan treat!

I consciously plan when I will have crossovers during the week. I like to save them for meals when I’m eating out or on days when I have a get-together planned with friends.

Bowl of chocolate toffee brickle dip with slices of apples.

Keto-friendly Dippers

Don’t despair if you follow a low-carb or keto lifestyle!

You can still enjoy this delicious sugar-free brickle dip.

You can pair this Apple Brickle Dip with low-carb dippers like these Low Carb Cinnamon Dippers.

Keto brickle dip in a serving bowl surrounded by low carb cinnamon tortilla crisps.

Another delicious keto-friendly dipper with this dip is these Vanilla High Key Cookies from Amazon.

Strawberries are also delicious with this keto toffee dip recipe.

Another option is pork rinds! I know it sounds a little sketchy, but toss plain pork rinds with a little melted butter, cinnamon, and a low-carb sweetener, then pop them in the air fryer to crisp them up. They’re really good!

What You Need to Make Sugar-free Brickle Dip

Packages of ingredients used to make keto brickle dip recipe.

Mixing the dip together is so quick and easy!

  • Cream cheese or Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • Pyure granulated sweetener or equivalent low carb sweetener
  • Blackstrap Molasses (optional)
  • Maple Extract
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Sugar-free Chocolate Chips (I like Lily’s dark chocolate)
  • Russell Stover Sugar-free Toffee Squares

How to Soften Cream Cheese Quickly

Set out the cream cheese to soften while you chop the toffee.

Don’t put the cream cheese in the microwave to soften it!

When you put cream cheese in the microwave it ends up getting sort of grainy instead of smooth and creamy.

If you want to soften it faster, place a small hot glass bowl over the block of cream cheese for about 5 minutes.

Tips for Preparing the Dip

I love this food chopper to chop the toffee into small chunks.

Once the cream cheese is soft, you’re ready to go.

Cream the ingredients together on medium-high speed with an electric mixer.

Mixing bowl with beaten cream cheese, vanilla, and Swerve Brown sweetener.

I’m probably the only food blogger in the world who doesn’t have a stand mixer!

I’m not a huge baker so I’ve never felt the need for more than a hand mixer.

Once it’s well blended, use your self-control to not lick the beaters.

Or not.

There’s no judgment here if you do…

Because it already tastes so good!

Stir in the toffee bits and chocolate chips by hand.

The mixer will break down the toffee bits too much and turn the dip a darker chocolate brown.

Mixing bowl with keto brickle dip topped with crushed sugar free toffee.

Now give it a little taste and swoon.


How can something so sweet and delicious be healthy?!

Platter with keto brickle dip in a serving bowl surrounded by low carb cinnamon tortilla crisps and sliced green apples.

Treats like this are what make Trim Healthy Mama a long-term sustainable lifestyle.

Happy Fall!

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Keto brickle dip in a serving bowl surrounded by low carb cinnamon tortilla crisps and sliced green apples.

Apple Brickle Dip | Sugar Free | THM-S

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

This sweet and crunchy caramel dip tastes like fall! This easy sugar-free Brickle Dip is delicious with apples, or serve with low-carb cinnamon tortilla strips for a keto-friendly treat.


  • 6 ounces Russell Stover sugar-free Toffee Squares, coarsely chopped
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 6 Tablespoons Pyure
  • 1/2 teaspoon Blackstrap Molasses
  • 1/2 teaspoon Maple Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Sugar-free Dark Chocolate Chips


  1. In a medium mixing bowl beat together the softened cream cheese, Pyure, molasses*, maple extract, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  2. Stir the chocolate chips and the chopped toffee bits into the dip mixture.
  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.


*There are 1.8 grams of carbs in the half teaspoon of molasses that I use, and this recipe makes 8 servings so that's only .225 grams of carbs. If you don't have molasses on hand, you can omit it, but the dip won't be quite as golden brown and misses that flavor you get from brown sugar.

Nutrition Information
Yield 8
Amount Per Serving Calories 202Total Fat 14gCholesterol 20mgSodium 156mgCarbohydrates 6gNet Carbohydrates 2gFiber 4gSugar 0.2gSugar Alcohols 4gProtein 3g

Please note that we are not medical or nutritional professionals. We include nutrition information for our recipes as a courtesy to our readers. It is calculated using WP Ultimate Recipe and we remove erythritol and xylitol from the final carb count because that is how THM calculates carbs. Please refer here for our complete Nutritional Disclosure.

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