Sunday, April 12, 2009

Resurrection Rolls

Our family tradition is to make Resurrection Rolls for Easter. They are not only yummy, but also share the Easter story. String Bean, who is 17 months old, was even able to help this year.

Resurrection Rolls

1 package of refrigerated crescent roll dough
8 marshmallows
melted butter

Mix cinnamon and sugar to taste.

The marshmallow represents Jesus' body after he died on the cross.

Dip the marshmallow in the butter and coat it evenly. Then, roll it in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. This represents how his body was prepared for burial with the oils and spices.

Using the triangle of dough, encase the marshmallow in it fully being sure to seal all the seams very carefully. This represents Jesus' body being put in the tomb and the tomb being sealed.

Bake according to package instructions. Usually this is 375 degrees for 11-13 minutes.

While baking is taking place, make believe with your children that 3 days are passing. When the children awaken on the 3rd day, be sure the rolls are finished baking and have cooled. Have them run to the tomb and find it empty! The marshmallow will have melted and you'll have a hollow and sweet roll to eat. This represents Jesus' body is no longer in the tomb because he is risen! How sweet it is that we serve a risen Savior!

Happy Easter. Celebrate Christ's resurrection with your loved ones. If you do not know the Easter story, you can find it here. If you are interested in knowing how to make Jesus your Lord and Savior, I encourage you to visit this site.

Happy Resurrection Sunday to all!

Mandie and Amy

1 comment:

Christy said...

I've never tried the rolls, but we did make the Resurrection Cookies one year. It was very moving for me, I don't know if the kids got much out of it, though. With the cookie receipe, each step has a verse or more of Scripture to go along with it and explains what Jesus endured. The one that got me was when we had to beat the nuts representing the beating He took for us.