Resurrection Rolls Recipe

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Resurrection Rolls Recipe

Photo used with permission from Tara Cooks

Resurrection Rolls Recipe

Easter is just around the corner and as a Christian family it has always been a time of reflection of all that has been done for us. This Resurrection Rolls Recipe is the perfect way to share the story of the cross with your family.

It is a fun and simple way to share the message of Resurrection Sunday with even the little members of your family!

As parents we need to share our faith with our children at all ages, and in ways that they can understand and relate to.  This recipe is a great way to do just that, and they get to enjoy a yummy treat at the end of the lesson.

Resurrection Rolls


  • 1 package Cresent rolls
  • melted butter
  • large marshmallows
  • cinnamon
  • sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degree

Give each child a triangle from the cresent rolls
The cresent roll represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in

Give each child a marshmallow.
This represents Jesus and His purity.

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

Dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar.
This represents the spices used to annoint the body of Jesus.

Wrap the coated marshmallow tightly in the cresent roll
(not like a typical cresent roll up, but bring the sides up and seal the marshmallow inside, otherwise the marshmallow will leak out.)
This represents the wrapping of Jesus’ body after death.

Place in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes.
The oven represents the tomb

When the rolls have cooled slightly, the children can open their rolls (cloths) and discover that Jesus is no longer there,


The marshmallow melts and the cresent roll is puffed up,
but like the tomb – IT IS EMPTY!

I found another recipe that is completely home made and doesn’t use refrigerated cresent rolls. This may work better for those of you who already have the simple ingredients on hand. You can find the recipe here.

I think this is a great tradition to add to your Easter time celebrations that takes the focus off the eggs and chocolate bunnies for a while and puts it right where it belongs!

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  1. Those are very neat, thanks for sharing!

  2. How neat are those, and easy for the kiddos to help too! :) I will make these for Easter. Thanks!

  3. I ♥ this idea!! I am going to have to do this with my son this year – and every year. :o) I am so glad you shared!! Thank you!! I can’t wait to try this!

  4. (Sorry, that was supposed to be a big smile 😀 not a “oh my” look!)

  5. I love this idea! I have a 3 yr old little girl and she will love to do this with me.

  6. Heidi Zapolski says:

    We made these today with my 3 year old and she loved it! It’s a great way to teach the story of Jesus and enjoy a yummy treat. Thanks for sharing this!

  7. What a great idea! I love these! Im so gonna make these for my kids! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Sara Zayic via Facebook says:

    I’m going to make these with my kids!

  9. They’ll love it!

  10. Sara Zayic via Facebook says:

    I know I will too, thanks :-)

  11. Oh, I want to make there resurrection rolls! I love the story behind it! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Joyce Edgerton Laslo via Facebook says:

    that is really cool. I am going to try it.

  13. I’ve seen this recipe before but have never tried them. Thinking I will make them w/grandchildren this year!

  14. Joanne Bullard Schrock via Facebook says:

    I have done these in the past, with a girls group at church. They loved them!

  15. I’ve heard about these before. Thinking of doing them, so easy. Plus a tasty snack. :)

  16. These look super easy to make, thanks!

  17. Kathleen Gally Staskin via Facebook says:

    Yes and yes. I make these every year for Easter – and I have the recipe pinned on my Easter board :)

  18. Angi Pinder Carlston via Facebook says:

    We have done this every year since our kiddos were very small but we have a cookie recipe for it not rolls. I think I may try this one this year. Our kids are now 25, 26 and still love it.

  19. Katy Van Bebber Habib via Facebook says:

    Of course it is pin worthy!

  20. Jennifer Kasianides via Facebook says:

    We make these EVERY year- my girls are already asking about it…

  21. These are great! I’m doing them with my home school Bible study. I’m going to also dip the marshmallow in red sugar for His blood that was shed for our sins.

  22. I just made these with my 4 homeschooled children. I used this as a visual for the understanding of the Resurrection, and I’m pretty sure they understand now. Thanks so much for this! We really enjoyed making them, as well as the discussion we had while making and eating them. And they were so yummy, too. :)

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