We made these Easter Rolls last year and plan to do it again this year, but not until Easter weekend, so I’m re-posting last year’s recipe so you can have it now.  It’s a wonderfully simple illustration of the empty tomb, AND it’s a dessert…double duty!

 

 

From April, 2011

 

These rolls are such a neat way to tell the Easter Story to children.  And since we’d spent the evening hunting eggs and visiting the Easter Bunny, we thought it’d be a good way to remind us all why we celebrate Easter.

Easter Rolls

 

1 can of refrigerated crescent rolls
8 large marshmallows
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Separate crescent rolls and give one to each child.  In a bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon together. Dip marshmallow into melted butter, then roll in the sugar mixture. Let each child put a marshmallow in center of a crescent dough triangle, pinching at seams to seal tightly. Place on baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until browned. Let cool, break open and see the empty center.

 

Get it?  The roll is the tomb. It’s empty.  You tell them that the story of the crucifixion (in an age appropriate way) while you are preheating the oven.  Then you tell them about Jesus’ body being prepared for burial as you roll the marshmallow in the cinnamon/sugar.  Then you explain the tomb being sealed as you close up the crescent rolls.  Then you bake for 3 days. No wait, that’s not it. hahaha. You get the rest, right?

He is risen, indeed! Happy Easter.