Easy Resurrection Rolls Recipe – Teach Kids About Easter (Recipe Link up)

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Resurrection Rolls Recipe

This Resurrection Rolls Recipe is a great cooking activity to do with your kids while teaching them the true meaning of Easter.  We do these every year. You can also try Resurrection Cookies.  They are both great but the rolls really got the point across with the kids about the empty tomb.  And just let me tell you how yummy they are!


Resurrection Rolls

Here is what you’ll need:
1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough (8 rolls)
8 large marshmallows
Melted butter

Icing (optional- but well worth it!)
Powdered Sugar
Mix together till you get consistency you want


Give each child one triangle shaped section of crescent roll. Tell them the crescent represents the tomb or the cave where Christ was buried.
Each child takes one marshmallow which represents the body of Christ.
Dip the marshmallow in the butter and roll in cinnamon and sugar mixture. This represents the oils and spices the body was anointed with upon burial.
Lay the marshmallow on the dough and carefully wrap it around the marshmallow.
Make sure all seams are pinched together well. (Otherwise the marshmallow will “ooze” out of the seams)
Bake according to package directions on the crescent tube.
Drizzle with icing if you made it.  Cool, then serve and show the kids how the tomb is now empty and Christ has risen!

Resurrection Rolls
My kids wanted to try using 2, to see if it would make them bigger, but really it was too much dough and they didn’t rise correctly.  That’s why the one picture shows 2 pieces with the marshmallow.  I forgot to take a picture with the 1 triangle.

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  1. Saralynn says

    How do you keep these from leaking? I’ve made them three times, and I can’t secure them enough so that the inside doesn’t ooze out. Would love some tips!

    • Karen says

      You can try pressing them with a fork. I do have ours leak too, especially the ones the kids do. But usually it still leaves the hole in the middle, to get the point across. I’ll be making them this weekend so maybe I’ll test a few methods.

  2. Corrine says

    The picture with the cinnamon covered marshmallow looks like a rectangle which would be 2 triangles together, so I’m a little confused???

    • Karen says

      You are right Corrine! I’m sorry, let me add that into the post. My kids wanted to try using 2, to see if it would make them bigger, but really it was too much dough and they didn’t rise correctly. Thanks for asking!