Saturday, March 22, 2008

Resurrection Rolls

The Resurrection

You've all heard of the Resurrection Cookies, right? As I am not a baker (cook, yes - bake, no!), looking at that recipe scares me! Well, for the last few years, we've been doing something that is right up my alley! It is easy, little kids can participate, and it clearly tells the Easter story.

What you need:

Crescent or Grands Biscuit Dough (like Pillsbury)
Large Marshmallows
Melted Butter
Cinnamon/Sugar combined

Give each child a triangle section of crescent roll, or a Grands Biscuit split in half. This represents the tomb.

Give each child a marshmallow. This represents the body of Christ.

Have each child dip the marshmallow in the melted butter and then roll in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. This represents the oil and spices they used on Jesus' body to prepare Him for burial.

Place the marshmallow on the roll/biscuit and explain how the guards placed Jesus' body in the tomb. Then wrap the crescent roll over the marshmallow/put the other half of the biscuit dough on top of the marshmallow and give each child a fork to seal the dough. Check each child's piece, insuring it is sealed well so that no marshmallow leaks out. Explain that the guards also placed a seal on the tomb.

Bake according to the package directions. Let cool. Have each child break open their piece, and they will see that the marshmallow is no longer there! Explain that Jesus also was raised from the dead and is alive in Heaven. Rejoice!

I hope you have a wonderful Easter. I hope it is one that is centered on Christ and His resurrection!

He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!


Our Family said...


Thank you so much for posting this blog! I was searching for this on google and came upon your site! My daughter is 3 and this is the first year that she will really be able to grasp resurrection sunday! So I am just thankful you posted it because I couldn't remember exactly how to do it. Happy Easter!


Stay, stay at home, my heart, and rest;
Home-keeping hearts are happiest,
For those that wander they know not where
Are full of trouble and full of care;
To stay at home is best.

Weary and homesick and distressed,
They wander east, they wander west,
And are baffled and beaten and blown about
By the winds of the wilderness of doubt;
To stay at home is best.

Then stay at home, my heart, and rest;
The bird is safest in its nest;
O'er all that flutter their wings and fly
A hawk is hovering in the sky;
To stay at home is best.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow