Posted by: ad65shorty | April 7, 2009

Resurrection Rolls

I got this recipe years ago, while teaching Nursery at my church. I’m not sure where the recipe came from so I can’t give credit. They are so yummy and taste like cinnamon rolls!


crescent rolls

melted butter

large marshmallows




Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Give each child a triangle of crescent rolls. The crescent roll represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in.

Give each child a marshmallow, this represents Jesus. Have them dip the marshmallow in melted butter, which represents the oils of the embalming. Then dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar, which represents the spices used to anoint the body.

Then wrap the coated marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll (not like a typical crescent roll up, but bring the sides up and seal the marshmallow inside). This represents the wrapping of Jesus’ body after death.

Place in 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. The oven represents the tomb.

When the rolls have cooled slightly, the children can open their rolls (cloth) and discover that Jesus is no longer there; He is risen. (the crescent roll is puffed up, but empty.)

Disclaimer: Sometimes these work; sometimes they ooze and are not hollow. Here are some tricks: Cut the marshmallows in half. Bake them in a muffin tin instead of the cookie sheet. Let me know if you try these and how they turn out!


  1. We tried these and they turned out pretty good. About half collapsed. It was fun to talk about the resurrection with the kids while we made them, and they were very delicious!

  2. Sara,

    Sorry they collapsed!!! What can you do about nature and gravity though, right?! I’m glad you all had a great learning experience and a good time in spite of that!!

    Happy Easter!

    Angee 🙂

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