Skinny Caramel Apple Dip

This slimmed down and super easy fruit dip is perfect for any occasion.  Kid friendly but equally loved by adults!

Skinny Caramel Apple Dip is the perfect snack for kids or adults! YUM! - The Cookie RookieWhen I was younger, one of my very favorite after school snacks was caramel dip with apple slices.  I could literally lick the container clean.  So delicious.  As an adult, I still love that flavor combination.  This easy dip is thrown together in minutes and will please the pickiest eater, adults and kids alike! (Relatively) Guilt-free snacking is always the best! I adapted this recipe from a great one I found on Simple Farmstead Cooking.  Such a fun site!

Skinny Caramel Apple Dip is the perfect snack for kids or adults! YUM! - The Cookie RookieI don’t have kids, but I do have a super cute niece, Desdi.  She is the 2 year old tornado.  She is hilarious, so smart, and quite the personality.  Pat and I are keeping her overnight Friday for her parents to have a date night, and I’m so excited.  I plan on making this dip, turning on “How to Train Your Dragon” (forget Frozen, Dez is alllll about Toothless), and having a great night with my best girl.  Skinny Caramel Apple Dip is the perfect snack for kids or adults! YUM! - The Cookie Rookie Skinny Caramel Apple Dip is the perfect snack for kids or adults! YUM! - The Cookie RookieSpecial shout-out to Pat for lending his hands meatpaws to this Skinny Caramel Apple Dip photo shoot.  I wish someone would videotape us as we are trying to get these shots right.  It’s quite a production.  I think he did pretty well. :)

Skinny Caramel Apple Dip is the perfect snack for kids or adults! YUM! - The Cookie Rookie Skinny Caramel Apple Dip is the perfect snack for kids or adults! YUM! - The Cookie RookieEnjoy!!

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Skinny Caramel Apple Dip
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Skinny Caramel Apple Dip is the perfect appetizer or dessert! Loved by kids and adults alike. Yum!
Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 12
  • 8-ounce package fat free cream cheese, softened
  • ½ a tub (about 6 ounces) fat-free or light Cool Whip
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips (optional...feel free to leave out for less calories)
  • 1 16 ounce jar of your favorite caramel sauce (Sugar Free Caramel Ice Cream Topping by Smuckers is great. Walden Farms makes a Calorie Free version!!!)
  • Apple slices, for dipping
  1. In an electric mixer, blend cream cheese, Cool Whip, and caramel sauce until well combined.
  2. Mix in white chocolate chips
  3. You can eat immediately, or refridgerate for about an hour to allow to firm up a bit. Serve with apple slices.

Becky Hardin (481 Posts)

Becky woke up on her 30th birthday and realized she didn't know how to cook, ANYTHING! She started The Cookie Rookie as a way to document her journey to learn how to cook, one recipe at a time! The Cookie Rookie is a place to find easy recipes that anyone can make, and everyone will love!


  1. Krissy says

    Can’t wait to try this one Becky! We have a trivia night coming up in September and I think this might be what I bring. I might just have to test it out a few times first ;)

  2. says

    This looks delicious! I have made a non-skinny version of this but this actually looks better and if it has less calories, then this would certainly be the way to go!

  3. Jean says

    Very good but very sweet! I didn’t even add the chips or drizzle the caramel topping on top. It’s yummy without!

  4. Blue says

    Not sure how you can call this “SKINNY” caramel apple dip. Although it sounds amazing, when you actually add the calories and fat of all of the ingredients the calories per serving comes to 313 and fat is 14g with 49 carbs! That is not what I would consider a “SKINNY” food especially since the government food guidelines suggest 5 smalls meals consisting of 300-500 calories a day, this would be a meal, not a snack. I only bring this up because many people trying to lose weight will see that it is titled “SKINNY” and think that it is a low calorie snack and not think twice to check the calorie content of this recipe.

    • says

      Hey there- I definitely appreciate your comment. This recipe is meant to be a slimmed down version of traditional Caramel Apple Dip. I tried to make substitutions that would lower the typical calories/fat. Very good points on people not checking the actual calories etc. I hope that someday soon I can find a good plugin that will add that info to the end of my recipes like on a food label. Thanks for stopping by!

    • Jenn C. says

      She meant it as a “less fattening recipe” and if people that are on a diet do not check the information before they eat, then that is their problem do not blame her she is just posting her recipe.

  5. Amy says

    This looks delicious! Pinning to try soon. Looks like a great way to shave a few calories and fat grams off the traditional dips while preserving the great taste. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Katherine says

    I’m sure this tastes good, but I don’t understand how it can possibly be “skinny” with an entire jar of caramel sauce in it? One jar of the Snickers Salted Caramel is 176g of sugar (22g per serving) That’s just a lot of sugar…
    Definitely in the full on dessert category for me…

    • says

      Hey Katherine- I definitely understand your hesitation. This isn’t really healthy, its just a way to slim down an otherwise very unhealthy recipe. This dip makes a TON, so there are a lot of servings. The substitutions are supposed to make it a bit skinnier, but its definitely not meant to be an actual healthy dish. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate your comment!

  7. Britt says

    Not bad. I didn’t think about drizzling the Carmel sauce on top. I think I’m not going to use as much cream cheese. Thanks for sharing

  8. Kathie in Las Vegas says

    I go to our big family dinner each Sunday. I usually bring a side. I made this and brought it last Sunday. Everyone loved it!! They were eating it by the spoonfuls without apples!! They went on and on about how this would be good in a pie. I omitted the white chocolate chips because I forgot to buy them. Another bonus is we have to be gluten free to accommodate some family members so this fit the bill!! Thanks for sharing!!

  9. Nor says

    The recipe was meant to cut down calories and fat from the original recipe. It makes enough for a group of people to enjoy. If you sit in front of the TV and have it all to yourself, then you’ve just made the skinny version a big caloric and fatty problem. You can alter this dish to make it “skinnier” for the super calorie conscious person and omit the chips. Use fat free cream cheese and cut down the amount of caramel the recipe calls for. Just remember, in the food recipe world, the word “skinny” doesn’t necessarily mean low fat and low calorie. It simply means the calorie and fat bar is lowered.

  10. Tania says

    Hi Becky,
    Looks yummy. What is a good substitution for the cool whip? Don’t think we have that in the Netherlands.

  11. Kristen says

    Just to clarify. This is not “skinny” cream cheese contains quite a bit of fat. But it does look delicious, you can splurge once in a while right?

    • says

      Yes you make some great points Kristen! This is just meant to be a slimmed down version of a typically very fattening dip. But its definitely still splurge-worthy. Thanks so much for stopping by!!

  12. Tina says

    This recipe is great! We made it at a Christmas Eve party and everyone loved it! Thank you for sharing. What would you estimate as a serving size? A TB? 2 TB, maybe? I’m not sure where other people are getting their calorie count for 12 servings but mine comes out pretty low compared to what it could be, I just reduced the amount of caramel sauce by a few ounces and it’s not too bad. Especially for serving it at a party so other people can share the calories with you. :) It’s definitely a better alternative to what the calorie count per serving could be!

    • says

      Yeah I think the serving sizes are pretty small. When we serve it it lasts for lots of people. I appreciate your sweet comments, thanks so much, I’m so glad you loved it!

  13. Dana says

    I tallied the weight watchers points for this dip using fat free cream cheese, fat free cool whip, and sugar free caramel topping. The points came out to be 3 points plus per serving. Adding the chocolate chips, it was 4 points plus per serving. I think that is just the right amount for a snack dip with apple slices!

  14. Carrie says

    I made this tonight and it was delicious! I only used half the caramel sauce and put toffee bits on top instead of white chocolate chips. Using less sauce made it stay a little fluffier and cut quite a few calories.


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