Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Resurrection Rolls

Resurrection Rolls
I wish that I could take credit for this but unfortunately, my mind is just not genius that way.   Anyway, this recipe was posted by a friend of mine on Facebook and I thought it was too wonderful not to share it.    It was posted by Robyn Long on "The Recipe Corner."  (Thank you Robyn for giving me permission to publish this).   What a great way to share the story of Easter with children!  

Resurrection Rolls

One can of crescent roll dough
8 large marshmallows (or one for each roll you’ll be making)
3-4 Tablespoons of melted butter
Cinnamon sugar

Read John 19 while the oven is preheating to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Unroll the crescent rolls and place on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Explain that this is like the cloth they wrapped Jesus in.

Give your child a marshmallow and explain that it represents Jesus,
all white and pure because He was without sin.

Roll the marshmallows in the melted butter.  
This symbolizes the embalming oils.

Roll the marshmallows in the cinnamon sugar.  This is like the spices used to prepare his body for burial.

Wrap the marshmallow in the crescent roll cloth, making sure to pinch the dough together securely. (If you don't pinch the edges securely, the marshmallow will leak out.)  This represents how they wrapped Jesus’ body.  
Put the rolls in the oven and shut the door (symbolizing the tomb) and bake for 12 minutes.

While the rolls are baking, read John 20:1-18.

Open the oven (tomb) and remove the rolls. When they’re cool enough to handle, break one open and discover what happened to the marshmallow.  The marshmallow has disappeared signifying that 

Wishing all my readers a Blessed and Joyous Easter!