An Easter Tradition | Resurrection Rolls

Friday, April 7, 2023

Happy Good Friday, friends! 
Easter, like Christmas, is one of those holidays that can easily get lost in the superficial, and lose all meaning and purpose. It's really important to me to remind our kids of the true meaning of why we celebrate Easter, and not just celebrate with candy and more stuffOne of the activities that I enjoy doing with them are Resurrection Rolls. It's hands-on and visual, but also involves food, so it's big hit.

Resurrection Rolls

It's pretty simple and only involves a few ingredients and they all are symbolism for something deeper. It can be a great time to have deeper discussion with your kids and talk about the symbolism of each ingredient.

  • Marshmallow - Body of Jesus
  • Crescent Roll - Tomb
  • Melted Butter - Oil of embalming
  • Cinnamon & Sugar Mix - Spices for anointing

Resurrection Rolls

  • Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat oven to 375º. 
  • Separate the crescent rolls into eight triangles. Combine the sugar and cinnamon. Dip each marshmallow (or if using small marshmallows you may use several) into the butter, then roll in the sugar-cinnamon mixture, and place on a triangle. Pinch the dough around the marshmallow, making sure it's sealed tightly or the marshmallow will leak out. 
  • Once all crescent rolls are filled and sealed, lightly brush remaining butter over the top and sprinkle with sugar-cinnamon mixture. 
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes. Allow to cool then enjoy.

Resurrection Rolls

Would love to know if you have any Easter traditions you do with your children.