My niece had these awesome cinnamon resurrection rolls while in New England while on a mission. They are perfect for Easter. I found a lot of recipes on-line so if you would like more scriptures to go with the recipe, check out the web. They come with this story and bake up with a hollow center, just like the tomb of Jesus on Easter morning. I hope you love them too.
Get your ingredients out and preheat the oven. Read to your children John 19 in the New Testament while the oven is pre-heating.
Unroll the crescent rolls, separating each section. Explain that this is like the cloth they wrapped Jesus in.
Give your child a marshmallow and explain that it represents Jesus. It’s white and pure because He was without sin.
Roll the marshmallow in a small bowl of butter. This symbolizes the embalming oils, and the preparing of Jesus’s body.
Now, roll the marshmallow in the cinnamon & sugar mixture. This is like the spices used to prepare his body for burial.
Next up, wrap the marshmallow in the crescent roll dough, making sure to pinch the dough around the marshmallow securely on the sides. Don’t worry about what they look like because they’ll taste great no matter what! This represents how they wrapped Jesus’ body. Place onto baking sheet with the seam side down.
Repeat with each marshmallow and place the rolls in the oven (symbolizing the tomb) and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
While the rolls are baking, read John 20:1-18.
When the cook time is up, open the tomb and remove the rolls. When they’re cool enough to handle, put a frosting cross on each one. Let the children open one and discover what happened to the marshmallow. It’s disappeared! This signifies how Jesus has been resurrected.
Resurrection Rolls 1 tube refrigerated crescent dinner rolls, 8 Rolls 8 large marshmallows ¼ Cup melted butter 3 Tablespoon ground cinnamon 2 Tablespoon sugar Frosting: 1 Cup powder sugar Milk to make desired consistency
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper.
Separate the crescent rolls into individual triangles.
In a small bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar.
Dip a marshmallow into melted butter, then roll in sugar mixture. Place marshmallow into the center of a dough triangle. Carefully wrap the dough around the marshmallow. Pinch the seams together tightly to seal in marshmallow as it will melts. Place on a baking sheet. Repeat with the other pieces.
Bake in preheated oven until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool for at least 10 minutes and top with a frosting cross.
Let the children pick a roll and when they open it up the marshmallow has disappeared and left the tomb empty.
To make Gluten Free I start with a Gluten Free Mix for Cinnamon Rolls. I use Gluten Free Heaven brand.