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Resurrection Rolls

 For Easter morning breakfast, we made Resurrection Rolls (I originally found the idea here.)

One can of crescent roll dough
1 large marshmallow for each roll
Melted butter
Cinnamon sugar

Since Harvey has a really short attention span is still pretty young, I decided to read him the story of the crucifixion (chapter 53) out of the children's New Testament Stories instead of the real bible. While we were reading, I preheated the oven to 350 degrees. Then we unrolled the crescent rolls and laid them out on a greased cookie sheet. I explained that they were like the burial cloth that Jesus was wrapped in.

I told Harvey that the marshmallows were like Jesus because they were white - clean and pure, because he did not sin. As we dipped and rolled them in butter, I explained that the butter represented the oils that were put on his body before burial.

Then we rolled the marshmallow in cinnamon sugar, and I told him that it represented the herbs and spices used to prepare Jesus' body for burial.

As we wrapped up the marshmallow in the crescent roll, I explained this was like the way Jesus was wrapped in the burial cloth. (Make sure you seal them really well, or your marshmallows might leak out..)

Then we laid the cookie sheet in "the tomb" aka the oven, and set the timer for 12 minutes. While we were waiting, I read the story of the Resurrection. After we pulled the rolls out and cut them open, this is what we found:

Jesus is RISEN! Harvey was so excited... and after he ate the first one, he asked to eat another Jesus.


  1. We did this too and the first thing Sophie said after we cut open the roll was,"So, did the marshmallow melt in the oven?" Hahaha!

  2. That's a really cute and easy (the little ones can do it) idea. THANKS! I want to do this next year!

  3. You are such a good Mom Tiff! This is a way fun idea. I am going to try it.

  4. Such a good idea, I'm saving it for next year!

  5. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Apr. 13, 2012. Thanks again.


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