EXETER TWP. — The bunny has nothing on members of the Falls Active Adult Center.
Members of the center gathered together on Monday to make candy Easter eggs with of peanut butter, raspberry or coconut fillings.
After creating the sumptuous centers, they rolled the egg-shaped treats in melted pink, yellow, dark, white or milk chocolate.
Falls resident Norma Talbot, as she rolled a peanut butter egg, described the project as one of the many crafts they make at the center.
“It’s our craft for the day and Easter is coming,” she said. “Every week we usually do crafts and so we’re making the eggs. We make them for ourselves and take them home.”
After filling is rolled into an egg shape and dipped in chocolate, it’s put in a nearby refrigerator to cool down and then a little bit more melted chocolate is put on top for decoration.
Then they are packed and ready for the center members to do with as they please.
Talbot was not shy about revealing who would enjoy her homemade treats.
“Me,” she said with a laugh.
Twila Watkins, director of the Falls Active Adult Center, said she got the recipe for the eggs over 40 years ago. She said members at a church she once attended made the eggs every year for Easter.
Watkins managed to get the recipe and share it with members of the center.
“Because we don’t cook the eggs we can make them here at the center,” she said. “We’re not allowed to cook things and it works. They taste good and they’re easy to make.”
Members of the Falls Active Adult Center only make chocolate candies twice a year — for Easter and Christmas — but Watkins did not rule out the possibility of making them for other occasions.
“We haven’t thought about making chocolates for another occasion, but I don’t know,” she said. “I suppose it could be possible for a fundraiser, but we haven’t gone there yet.”
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