Here’s a great recipe to teach your children the true meaning of Easter. It gives them more of a visual when they see the empty tomb. They’re also really yummy too!
The point of Easter has become so saturated with the Easter bunny, Easter baskets and so on. I’m one of those that still participates in the fun of it but make sure the kids know the true meaning of “Jesus has Risen”.
In this recipe, the marshmallow represents the body of Jesus. You dip the marshmallow in butter and then roll it in cinnamon and sugar which represents Jesus’ body being preserved. You then wrap the marshmallow in a crescent roll which represents the tomb where Jesus’ body laid. Once the rolls are done cooking you open them up and they are empty which represents that Jesus has risen! The kids love doing this and it’s such a great message!
The tomb is empty! He is risen. He is Risen Indeed. (Matthew 28:1-8)
Resurrection Rolls Recipe
- 1 (10 ounce) refrigerated can of crescent rolls
- 8 large marshmallows
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 2 tbsp of sugar
- 1 tbsp of cinnamon
- Pre-heat oven to 375
- Open the crescent rolls and separate them into individual triangles.
- Melt the butter in a bowl
- Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a bowl
- Take the marshmallow and dip it in butter and then roll it in the sugar cinnamon mixture.
- Place the marshmallow towards the end of the skinny part of the crescent roll and roll it up.
- Seal any open edges of the roll tightly. This part is very important because the marshmallow can explode everywhere.
- Put them in the oven for about 15 minutes or until they’re golden brown.
I had a few of mine explode because they weren’t wrapped tightly. If you’re concerned about them exploding, you can wrap each marshmallow in two crescent rolls to ensure they are completely wrapped.