This recipe is a wonderfully simple illustration of the empty tomb, AND it’s a dessert…double duty!   Your kids will love it.

Easter Rolls


1 can of refrigerated crescent rolls
8  marshmallows (not mini marshmallows)
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon together. Dip marshmallow into melted butter, then roll in the sugar mixture. Put a marshmallow in center of each 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…You get the rest, right?

He is risen, indeed! Happy Easter.