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Empty Tomb Rolls | Resurrection Rolls for Easter

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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.

How to Make Empty Tomb Rolls @

When my children were younger I especially loved making Resurrection Cookies with them. If you’ve never made Resurrection Cookies, you should try it!

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.

The empty tomb signifies so much victory for the Christian. Satan cannot win! We have a savior who gave his life for us.

related: The Everlasting Gospel

John 3:16

“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.”

How to Make Empty Tomb Rolls @
How to Make Empty Tomb Rolls @

Empty Tomb Rolls | Resurrection Rolls for Easter

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

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

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 70mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g

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