Caramel apple dip gift idea


Remember the delicious caramel dip I posted last week? You must try it ASAP if you haven’t already. I made the cutest little gifts with the leftovers for a few friends. I spotted a caramel apple gift at a local bakery and then again on Pinterest and knew I had to make something similar with my recipe. It really was so simple to put together and everyone loved them! Such a fun treat! Here’s what you need to get started-


  • 1/2 pint mason jar
  • caramel dip
  • green apple
  • clear bag
  • twine
  • tag



1. Place caramel dip in mason jar. Then put your jar and apple in a bag. Tie with ribbon or twine and add a little note.

Simple as that! Easy peasy!



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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. heidi kokborg posted on October 23, 2012 at 6:21 am (#

    Such a cute idea! It would be perfect for a hostess gift! :)

  2. Susan@Organized31 posted on October 23, 2012 at 6:15 am (#

    Beautiful in its simplicity. And delicious, too, I’m sure.

  3. Kristen posted on October 23, 2012 at 6:51 am (#

    OK – this is so simple and brilliant at the same time. What a great little snack time gift idea!

  4. Christine Nadolny posted on October 23, 2012 at 11:32 am (#

    Did you make the little pedestal stand too? Love that!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm (#

      Nope, found that at Hobby Lobby! Love it! :)

  5. Taryn posted on October 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm (#

    Great idea! I want to make some of these for gifts. Did you still top the dip with toffee bits before putting on the lid?

    • Jamielyn posted on October 24, 2012 at 3:43 pm (#

      Yes, I sprinkled some toffee bits on top. They loved it! :)

  6. Peggy Banks posted on October 23, 2012 at 7:51 pm (#

    What a cute gift idea. I love this. Please link it to my linky party & anything else you have to share. It just went live a little early :) Thanks, Peggy.

  7. Anja posted on October 24, 2012 at 7:29 am (#

    What a cute and simple idea! I’m off to check out the recipe =)

  8. Kelly posted on October 24, 2012 at 7:52 am (#

    This is a really great idea! I love this kind of treat bag gifting. :) And caramel apple dip? Yummy!

  9. doreen posted on October 30, 2012 at 1:11 pm (#

    This is such a great idea! I’m leaving now to buy a new crop of apples!

  10. Jennifer @ Double the Fun Parties posted on October 31, 2012 at 8:25 am (#

    Great idea – I’d love to know where you found the little jar?

    • Trimble posted on December 19, 2012 at 10:37 am (#

      I found these at Walmart

  11. betsy posted on December 10, 2012 at 12:56 pm (#

    what kind of caramel is that? It’s so light in colour.

    • Trimble posted on December 19, 2012 at 10:38 am (#

      She links her recipe. It’s not actually caramel.

  12. Trimble posted on December 19, 2012 at 10:36 am (#

    Do you happen to remember how much of your dip fit in that size Mason jar? Did you use the full batch in one jar? Thanks!

    • Trimble posted on December 19, 2012 at 10:57 pm (#

      In case anyone else is wondering, one batch of the dip recipe will fill about 1 and 1/2 of the half pint jars pictured.

  13. Michelle posted on December 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm (#

    Doesn’t this need to be refrigerated until giving since it’s got cream cheese in it? That would make it hard to give as a teacher gift or such. Just checking because I absolutely love the idea!

    • Jamielyn posted on December 28, 2012 at 9:52 pm (#

      Yes, it’s best to keep it refrigerated until ready to pass out. The cream cheese will be fine up to 12 hours (just like with cinnamon rolls and cream cheese frosting). Hope that helps!

  14. Pam Williams posted on November 13, 2014 at 11:11 am (#

    Hi, I have a question about the caramel dip. How many jars does the dip make?

    • Jamielyn posted on November 20, 2014 at 9:10 pm (#

      Hi Pam! I’m not sure how many jars it would fill. I just filled a few for gifts and kept the rest in a bowl. I’m sorry!

  15. Anneke posted on November 16, 2016 at 7:24 pm (#

    Hi, I am just wondering approx. how long the dip will last if refrigerated? I would like to put a best before date on them so the teacher knows when they need to eat it by :)

    • I Heart Naptime posted on November 16, 2016 at 11:49 pm (#

      As long as you keep it refrigerated, it should keep for about two weeks!