Posted by: ad65shorty | April 19, 2011

Blast From the Past: Resurrection Rolls

I’m hoping to do these with my kids this week. It would have made a perfect family night treat!

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.

dipping the marshmallow in butter

dipping the marshmallow in spices

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). Seal all edges as best you can. This represents the wrapping of Jesus’ body after death.

wrapping the marshmallow

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.)

Not the best representation of it, but you can see that the roll is empty; the marshmallow is no longer there!

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!

(I also have a recipe for some Easter cookies which go along with the Resurrection. You pretty much make them telling part of the story, then go to bed. In the morning, the cookies are ready. And they are hollow, or empty inside, just like the tomb!  I think they taste nasty, but they’re pretty cool so they’re worth making. If I’m up to it, I’ll try to share that recipe, as well.)


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