As dogwoods bloom, tulips tip their hand, and cluttered closets are cleaned, I’m reminded that spring is in the air. With the windows cracked open allowing the sacred sounds of robins whistling in their newly formed nest, I’m invited to wonder.
Spring announces birth, renewal, and fresh beginnings. And with this month of April, it also rings a month to cry, “He is Risen Indeed.”
With five children in the house, tying in special traditions to our beloved Easter holiday plays an important role. Traditions are an important part of our family tapestry, and sometimes they are deeply meaningful, filled with profound spiritual applications, and other times they are just fun. These Easter Resurrection Rolls are a sweet combination of both.
This easy, hands-on, delicious recipe not only allows for a special treat, but it also opens the door to unique avenues of discussion with the younger ones. Remember the wonder that I desire to welcome in this spring? Well, who would have ever thought it could take place through crescent rolls and marshmallows. This recipe is perfect for the youngsters, but also the young at heart.
Share the truth of how Jesus was placed into the tomb (crescent rolls), and then explain how they prepared his body by putting oil and herbs on him (cinnamon and sugar). After waiting three long day (or twelve minutes, which feels like days to the children), we know that death could not hold Him in the grave, and He was alive.
The tomb is empty! He is risen. He is Risen Indeed.
- 1 (10 ounce) can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls (or even better, homemade Butterhorn dough.)
- 8 large marshmallows
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons white sugar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F on lightly grease a baking sheet.
- Separate crescent rolls into individual triangles.
- In a small bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar.
- Dip a marshmallow into melted butter, then roll in sugar mixture. Place marshmallow into the center of a dough triangle. Carefully wrap the dough around the marshmallow. Pinch the seams together very tightly to seal in the marshmallow as it melts. Place on a baking sheet. Repeat.
- Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.
- Makes Eight Resurrection Rolls
- ** I have made these without dipping them in any butter, cinnamon/sugar mixture and they are still delicious. The butter just makes them an extra special treat.
Make sure you seal the seams very well. If you don’t, the marshmallow will ooze out the sides, which is just fine in our home. You have the option of making the rolls bigger by using two crescent rolls, but still use just one marshmallow. This way, the marshmallow won’t come out at all. Have the kids play around with making these. On some of them, we wanted the empty tomb effect, so we left a small portion of the roll open but made sure the side had a little lip to contain the melted mallow.
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Written by Jen, who is in constant pursuit of Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.