Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Tasty Tuesday: Resurrection Rolls

Resurrection Rolls are a creative way to tell the Easter story and provide a teachable moment for your kiddos!  Below is the recipe and the story to tell while assembling the rolls.  The recipe is simple enough that children can actively help and of course you can modify the story to make it age appropriate.  As an added bonus, the rolls are quite tasty!  Enjoy and have fun celebrating Easter with your family! 

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Ingredients

1 Cans of Crescent Rolls
8 large marshmallows
melted butter
cinnamon sugar

Directions/Story

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

The story:   (Note: you may want to modify for younger children)
Jesus is God’s son who was sent to earth to pay the price for our sin. He never sinned. The white of this marshmallow represents the purity and sin-free nature of Christ.

After Jesus died his body was prepared for burial. After he was buried, his friends prepared him to be buried with oil and spices. Dip the marshmallow in butter, then in cinnamon sugar.

Jesus was wrapped in linen and placed in a tomb with a large rock rolled in front. Wrap the marshmallow in one triangle of dough covering it completely like a ball (rock).

Complete the process for all 8 triangles and marshmallows.

Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes.

Allow rolls to cool. Say after 3 days, his friends went to visit the tomb but the rock was rolled away and two angels said, “why are you looking for the living among the dead?”

Reveal that when you cut open a roll or take a bite that the marshmallow has disappeared, leaving an empty “tomb.”

Remind children that the rolls are sweet just like the love God has for us.

Follow-up by reading the Easter story together from the Bible so that children know that it is true and that Jesus died for them and wants to be their savior. Pray with children, thanking God for the gift of Jesus.



Recipe adapted from this Lifeway post.  

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