These fun and sweet to eat Empty Tomb Rolls are an exciting treat to make with young children. But, adults will love them too! Some people call them Resurrection Rolls, but whatever you call them, they are the perfect addition to your Easter Sunday Dinner.
When my children were younger I especially loved making Resurrection Cookies with them. If you’ve never made Resurrection Cookies, you should try it!
Resurrection Rolls are a fun and easy way to celebrate Easter with your family. Made with crescent roll dough and marshmallows, these sweet rolls represent the empty tomb following the resurrection of Jesus.
To make them, simply wrap a marshmallow in crescent dough, and then bake until golden brown. The marshmallow will melt away, leaving a hollow center that symbolizes the empty tomb. These rolls are always a hit with kids, and they’re sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face this Easter.
Empty Tomb Rolls or Resurrection Rolls
These Empty Tomb Rolls are even simpler to make and your kids can definitely help make them! While you are making the rolls you could talk with your children about what happened on that resurrection morning. Read Luke 24 aloud.
Resurrection rolls are a fun and easy way to teach your kids about the Easter story. Each ingredient has its own symbolic meaning:
- The marshmallow represents Jesus.
- The butter and cinnamon represent the oils and spices used to annoint Jesus’s body.
- And the crescent roll dough being wrapped around the marshmallow represents Jesus being wrapped in his burial clothes.
- The empty tomb represents Jesus’ resurrection on the third day!
The empty tomb signifies so much victory for the Christian. Satan cannot win! We have a savior who gave his life for us. This simple recipe is a great way to help your kids understand the true meaning of Easter.
related: The Everlasting Gospel
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
Empty Tomb Rolls | Resurrection Rolls for Easter
These Empty Tomb Rolls are a fun treat to make with your kids and make the perfect addition to your Easter Sunday dinner.
- 1 (8 package) crescent rolls
- 8 large marshmallows
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp cinnamon
- 2 tsp nutmeg
- 1⁄4 cup melted butter
Set oven according to crescent roll instructions. Read John 19.
Prep baking pan with parchment paper.
Unroll crescents and place on parchment. These represent the linen cloth being laid out for Jesus body.
Melt butter in a skillet or microwave and pour into a small bowl.
Combine sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl.
Using a toothpick inserted into the end of a marshmallow or your fingers, dip the marshmallow into the melted butter and then roll in the cinnamon/sugar until thoroughly covered. The marshmallow represents Jesus body being cleansed by oils for embalming and anointing with spices.
Place cinnamon/sugar covered marshmallow on center of crescent roll and carefully wrap completely. The linen cloth is carefully wrapped around Jesus in preparation for burial.
Repeat for all crescent rolls.
*If desired, drizzle the baked crescents with leftover melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar or leave plain to add sifted confectioners. sugar after baking.
Bake approximately 10 minutes or until rolls are cooked and lightly browned. Jesus is placed in the tomb for 3 days. Read John 20:1-18
Cool slightly before serving.
Open the tomb to reveal that Jesus Is Risen! Read John 20:19-31.
REJOICE! Read 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
Tip: Empty Tomb Rolls are a classic Easter treat, and for good reason – they’re delicious! The key to making these rolls is to pinch the dough well around the marshmallow. Otherwise, gaps may open up as they bake and the marshmallows will ooze out.