Easy Resurrection Rolls – Teach Kids About Easter

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Resurrection Rolls are a great cooking activity to do with your kids while teaching them the true meaning of Easter.  We did these last year and they turned out so much better than the Resurrection Cookies we did the year before.  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!


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  1. susank says

    This is a great idea and easy, HOWEVER . . . you better seal these really, really good!!!! The kids didn’t seal them, I did and they oozed! Oh well, it was fun and He has risen!

  2. Kaye Hall says

    I used the oversized crescent rolls and found they wrap around the marshmallows better to create that all-important seal. If you use the larger size roll, you add a few minutes to the cooking time, which was about 13-14 minutes. Great tasting without the sweet topping, too.

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