Resurrection Rolls:

1 can of Crescent Roll Dough

8 large marshmallows

1/2 stick of butter, melted

2 Tbsp. sugar

1 tsp. cinnamon

-Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

-Read John 19:38-42 to your children. Explain to them what each ingredient represents.

  • The crescent dough represents the linen cloth they wrapped Jesus in.
  • The marshmallow represents Jesus, white and pure because he was without sin.
  • The butter is like the embalming oils.
  • The cinnamon and sugar are like the spices they used to prepare for his body for burial.

Spread out the crescent dough according to package directions. Melt the butter. Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a shallow bowl. Dip a marshmallow in the butter. Roll it in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place the marshmallow in the triangle of dough and wrap the marshmallow completely. Pinch the dough to make sure it is sealed. Dip it in the butter again to help it not stick to the pan.

-Place the rolls in a muffin tin. Put the rolls in the oven, which represents the tomb, and bake for 11-13 minutes.

-While they are baking, read John 20:1-18.

-Open the tomb and immediately remove the rolls from the pan to prevent them from sticking to the pan.

-When they are cool, let your children discover what happened to the marshmallows.

Jesus is risen! He is risen, indeed!