Friday, April 10, 2009

Resurrection Rolls

A friend told me about this fun idea for Easter breakfast. I got this version online.

I won't be making them--after all, I am making chocolate-covered peanut butter Easter eggs today. But if you make them, let me know how they turn out!

Resurrection Rolls

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1 pkg. Crescent rolls
Melted butter
Large marshmallows
Cinnamon Sugar

Start by reading Matthew 27:57-61.

Give each child a triangle of crescent roll.
The crescent roll represents the linen that Jesus was wrapped in.

Give each child a marshmallow.
This represents the body of Jesus.

Have the child dip the marshmallow in melted butter.
This represents the oils of embalming.

Then dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar.
This represents the spices used to anoint the body.

Then wrap up the coated marshmallow TIGHTLY in the crescent roll (not like a typical crescent roll-up, but bring the sides up & seal the marshmallow inside). Seal all edges so the marshmallow does not ooze out during cooking.
This represents the wrapping of Jesus' body after death.

Place in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 mins.
The oven represents the tomb. Pretend like it was three days!

While cooking, the marshmallow will puff up the crescent roll and then melt away.

When the rolls have cooled slightly, the children can open their rolls (cloth) and discover that Jesus is no longer there, HE IS RISEN! The crescent roll is puffed up, but empty.

Read Matthew 28:5-8


Maureen said...

This was a hit with our family! Kenzie was in awe. And I was surprised that they tasted so good. Thanks for sharing!

Ryan and Miriam said...

I'm glad they worked and that you liked them. We'll have to try them next year.