Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter Activity: Make Resurrection Rolls!

I'm planning to do this great Easter activity with my girls on Good Friday.


 Make some delicious Resurrection Rolls to explain Easter to your children!

Rolls= Jesus' death and being wrapped in burial clothes
Butter = the oil in which Jesus was anointed
Marshmallow= Jesus' body, which was pure and holy, and was laid to rest in the tomb
Cinnamon=  the spices that were placed in the tomb with Jesus.

As the rolls bake (in the oven, or tomb), the marshmallow disappears. This represents the empty tomb after Jesus rose again!
  • 2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • Large marshmallows
  • ½ stick melted butter
  • ½ cup sugar mixed with 1 teaspoon cinnamon
Unroll crescent roll dough and spread triangles out flat on greased surface. Take a large marshmallow, and dip it in melted butter. Then roll buttered marshmallow in sugar/cinnamon mixture.
Set marshmallow on wide end of crescent roll wedge. Bring the 2 corners of the base of the wedge up and over the marshmallow and pinch them together. Then roll the marshmallow towards the narrow point of the wedge. Stand dough with marshmallow upright in a greased deep dish pie plate. Finish dipping and rolling marshmallows using remaining crescent dough triangles. Bake at 425 degrees 20-30 minutes or until rolls are golden brown on tops and bottoms. You may want to cover the bread with foil during the first 15 minutes of baking.

(thanks, Tara Cooks!)

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