Ingredients Needed to make Resurrection Rolls:
- *Canned Crescent Rolls
- Small bowl of melted butter
- Small bowl of Cinnamon/Sugar Mixture
- Large Marshmallows
*I've had a lot of emails asking about "canned crescent rolls" from other countries, and also people who just prefer home-made, so you can find a recipe for resurrection rolls here that makes them totally from scratch! "From scratch" really isn't my thing, but it might be for you! ;-)
These are something you make with your child, because they're a fun Easter lesson activity. Before beginning, melt your butter, preheat your oven to the temperature on your crescent roll can, and cover your pan in parchment paper or aluminum foil, because the melted marshmallows can get messy!
Give each child a marshmallow, and tell them it represents Jesus. Have them dip it into the melted butter, and then roll it in the cinnamon sugar. These represent the oil and spices used to prepare Jesus' body for burial.
Now give each child a crescent roll, and have them wrap up the marshmallow tightly, pinching it closed as much as possible. The roll represents the linen cloths that Jesus' body was wrapped in.
Place your rolls into the oven, which symbolizes the tomb. Bake according to package directions, and pretend it has been 3 days! ;-)
While the resurrection rolls baked, the marshmallow melted away, leaving an "empty tomb". Isn't that cool?! Jesus has risen! Alleluia, Alleluia! :-)
These are super easy to put together! They are really yummy and sweet- very similar to cinnamon rolls. We like to eat them for breakfast on Easter morning. They also work well as a religious Easter snack for later in the day. Have fun teaching your kids the true meaning of Easter! God bless! :-)
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