Resurrection Rolls

Easter Rolls (1)This is not a recipe that’s original to me. I found it here through Pinterest and have made it several years in a row now with my children. All you need are the above ingredients: crescent roll dough, marshmallows, butter, sugar, and cinnamon.

Easter Rolls (5)My three-year old helped me this year as it was perfect for his skill level and proved to be  perfect opportunity to discuss the Easter story using The Jesus Storybook BibleMelt the butter in one bowl. Mix some cinnamon and sugar in another bowl.

Easter Rolls (6)

Dip a marshmallow in the melted butter and then roll it in the brown sugar. Here you can remind the children about Jesus’ body being taken off the cross by friends and being prepared for burial.

Easter Rolls (7)Easter Rolls (4)I learned the hard way that if you’re baking with a three year old you will want to wear shoes unless you like fallen debris, like sugar and cinnamon, sticking in between your toes. Just FYI.

Easter Rolls (8)The adult can lay out the crescent roll dough on a baking sheet. Then place the marshmallow in the middle of the largest area of each triangle. Talk about Jesus’ body being placed in a tomb. Wrap the dough all around the marshmallow and seal the edges so the marshmallow cannot be seen peaking out through the dough. Explain how the Roman soldiers sealed the tomb with a large rock.

Easter Rolls (9)Once the all the dipped marshmallows are sealed within the crescent roll dough, place the baking sheet in a 350* preheated oven. Bake about ten minutes or until golden brown. Use this time to wash sugary bare feet, wipe the counters littered with stray sugar lest a young child attempts to lick them clean. Or read the Easter story again and remind them how the marshmallows were sealed in a tomb of their own.

Easter Rolls (10)Allow to cool completely before enjoying the scrumptious lesson. Once you bite into your creation you will see that the marshmallows are “gone”, just as Jesus’ body was not in the tomb when his friends came to visit Him. Jesus is alive!

Don’t you think I should have taken a picture of the “empty” roll? I know, I do too. Instead I experimented with a video and am now fully convinced that I should stick to writing. Instead, take a picture of your “empty” roll and send it to us. Tell us what you thought.

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