Beacon Health & Fitness Granger

3221 Beacon Parkway
Granger, IN 46530

Monday - Friday 5:00 am - 9:00 pm, Saturday, Sunday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

(574) 647-8460

Give us a try and experience the Beacon difference for yourself

Stop by one of our Membership Offices or Information Desks to purchase your VIP Guest Pass today! The pass is good for a one time use of any of our three locations.

Chocolate Covered “Caramels”

[vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Do you have a sweet tooth, but want a healthy alternative to satisfy those pesky cravings? Try Erica’s healthy chocolate covered “caramels” recipe! This healthy, delicious recipe is a great treat for everyone and only requires 3 ingredients! Skip the artificial sugar in desserts and guilt that goes along with it. Indulge with this quick and naturally delicious sweet tooth satisfier.[/vc_column_text][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” css_animation=”” css=”.vc_custom_1552500400893{padding-top: 25px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

Chocolate Covered “Caramels”

Yield: 16-18 One inch balls


  • 12 oz Dates, pitted and finely chopped (Medjool are best)
  • 1/3 Cup Walnuts, finely chopped
  • Dark (Bittersweet) Chocolate (60% Cacao)


  1. Mix dates and walnuts together. Knead it like bread to fully combine. The mixture should be sticky but hold together nicely.
  2. Wrap a baking sheet with foil. Take about a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into one-inch balls, place onto the foil wrapped baking sheet (this will help with cleanup and will help the mixture not stick to the baking sheet.)
  3. Place in freezer for about 20 minutes, or until firm but not frozen.
  4. Remove from freezer and melt dark chocolate in microwave (about 1 cup.) Coat each ball with the chocolate using a fork to help tap off excess.
  5. Place back on foil wrapped cookie sheet, and place in freezer for another 20 minutes, until chocolate has hardened.
  6. After the chocolate is hardened, place the caramels in an air-tight container and keep in the refrigerator for up to one week (if they last!)

Save your extra chocolate!

If you have some leftover chocolate, but don’t want to throw it away, drizzle it over some salt-free, butter-free popcorn with a pinch of salt and you have another sweet tooth satisfying snack![/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_video link=””][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css=”.vc_custom_1552502164391{padding-top: 25px !important;}” z_index=””][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_single_image image=”1753″ img_size=”medium” qode_css_animation=””][/vc_column][vc_column width=”3/4″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1552500205648{padding-bottom: 25px !important;}”]

Contact Erica

Email Erica for more information about nutrition counseling at

[/vc_column_text][button target=”_self” hover_type=”default” text=”Learn More about Nutrition Counseling” link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row]