Easter Resurrection Rolls Recipe
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This recipe will help teach the Easter Story in an unforgettable way. They are also delicious!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Easter
Serves: 8 rolls
  • One package crescent roll dough (any brand)
  • 8 large marshmallows (or one for each roll you'll be making)
  • Butter, melted
  • Cinnamon
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Bible or Easter Story printout
  1. While the oven is preheating according to the crescent roll dough package directions, read John 19. You could spend the week leading up to Easter reading John 12-18 to your kids if you remember to plan ahead that far.
  2. Unroll and separate the crescent roll dough explaining that this represents the cloth used to wrap Jesus in.
  3. Give your child a marshmallow explaining that it represents Jesus...pure, white, without sin.
  4. Roll the marshmallow in the melted butter. This symbolizes the embalming oils.
  5. Roll the marshmallow in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. This represents the spices used to prepare the body for burial.
  6. If desired, you can brush the crescent rolls with butter before wrapping the marshmallows. Wrap each marshmallow in a crescent roll cloth, pinching the dough together so none of the marshmallow shows. The shape of the rolls is not important. This represents how they wrapped Jesus' body.
  7. Place the rolls into the oven which symbolizes the tomb and bake according to the crescent roll package directions.
  8. Read John 20:1-18 while the rolls are baking.
  9. Open the oven (the tomb) and remove the rolls. Wait for them to cool enough to comfortably handle. Break them open and discover what happened to the marshmallow. Jesus is risen! He is no longer in the tomb!
  10. Conclude by reading 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18. Jesus is coming again!
Recipe by Finding Time To Fly at https://findingtimetofly.com/easter-resurrection-rolls-recipe/