Steve Sandona October 31 · Instead of this, try this is our topic that brings you healthier and tastier options. Caramel apples are a fall favorite, but unfortunately caramel is corn syrup, sugar, and high fructose corn syrup . Good news, we have an even better alternative, Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Apples. Although dark chocolate has sugar, cacao over 70% has many nutrients and is a powerful anti-oxidant. Add peanut butter and top with nuts and your adding the right fats and protein. To make: Cut 6-8 apples into halves and add popsicle sticks. Melt 1 Tbsp of coconut oil and then add 1 cup of dark chocolate chips. Stir and microwave for increments of 30 seconds, stirring until melted. Option to spread natural peanut butter (only peanuts for ingredients) on the apples or wait until they are covered with chocolate and drizzle a strip of peanut butter on chocolate and then make a design with a toothpick or knife. Cover apples with chocolate and place on parchment paper and top with nuts if desired. Place apples in refrigerator until chocolate hardens. Enjoy!