Resurrection Rolls

  We used to make these Resurrection Cookies every Easter, but honestly, even though I love the process, and how verse by verse you add ingredients, no one loved the cookies in the end.

  If you are looking for a really in-depth object lesson, go check it out! Really neat recipe with verses and child interaction!!!!


  I saw this recipe floating around Facebook for Resurrection ROLLS last Easter, and decided to give it a go.  Total hit!

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YUM! And still a really neat and meaningful family activity pre-Easter….

Resurrection Rolls

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  • 2 packages Refrigerated Crescent Rolls
  • 16 whole Marshmallows
  • 5 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • 5 Tablespoons Sugar
  • 1-½ Tablespoon Cinnamon

Preparation Instructions

Read the highlights of John 19 aloud to your family. Set up an assembly line of marshmallows, melted butter, bowl of sugar & cinnamon and crescents.

Explain that the marshmallow represents Jesus’ body. Dip it in butter and then roll in cinnamon sugar, and talk about the how Jesus’ body needed to be prepared for burial. Back in Bible times, Jewish tradition was to do this with oils (butter) and spices (cinnamon and sugar). Then the body would be wrapped in linens. (Wrapped in the crescent roll)
Tuck and roll tightly being careful to seal all edges tightly, this will not be a crescent shape, but a round mound. Place on baking stone and bake 375* for 12 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool out of the children’s sight. As the rolls cool, the marshmallow will shrink and disappear.

Give the children their roll, and allow them to open it.

The “tomb” is empty!!! HE IS RISEN!!!!!!!


2 thoughts on “Resurrection Rolls

  1. WOW! I had forgotten about this cool recipe….thanks much for the reminder. SUCH an awesome reminder of the empty tomb! May you and yours enjoy a Blessed Week as we celebrate our Risen Savior!! XO

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