Thursday, March 25, 2010

Resurrection Rolls

This is a wonderful way to teach children about the real meaning of Easter!

Ingredients: Crescent Roll Dough - Melted butter - Large marshmallows - Cinnamon and Sugar Mixture. 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 him dip the marshmallow in melted butter, which represents the oils of embalming.
*Dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar which represents the spices used to anoint the body.
*Wrap up 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 a 350 degree oven for 10 - 12 minutes (The oven represents the tomb--pretend like it was three days!)
*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 marshmallow melts and the crescent roll is puffed up, but empty).

With Easter coming soon, take this opportunity to make these cookies with your children---young and old. It will be a wonderful object lesson of Jesus Christ's death, burial and resurrection!


  1. Wow, what a great idea! I am going to print it out right now! Thank you so much! BTW, I love your blog!

  2. Thanks for the great idea. We did Resurrection Eggs in our MOPS group last year.

    Have a wonderful day.

  3. Great idea - these also remind me of the resurrection cookies...meringue type cookies that you put in the oven and leave them overnight and the next morning they are broken open and empty!

  4. We love these! I'm going to be posting these as my tasty tuesday post this Tuesday!

  5. What's not to like in that recipe? Thanks for sharing!

  6. Well...if this isn't just the most wonderful idea?! I am SO doing this with my children! Thanks for sharing!

  7. What a great idea! Loved this.

    So glad you joined in today!


  8. I think this is a fun idea!!! Thanks for sharing it.

  9. Oh this sounds fun and tasty! I will have to make these for sure. I wish our church had a kitchen. They would be perfect the Sunday School on Easter Sunday. Visiting from Talkin About Thursdays. Blessings!

  10. I've never done something like this with the kids for Easter before.

    It sounds like a great way to demonstrate to the kids in a very hands on and visual project the True meaning of Easter Sunday.

    Much Luv,

  11. Thank you for this simple recipe - I look forward to trying it with my children! Miki


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