Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Resurrection Rolls

This year for Easter we made Resurrection Rolls for dessert. This is a simple, yet yummy treat. It's also a great teaching tool about Jesus and his resurrection. I've heard about these rolls for years, but it wasn't until about a year ago we had them for a children's church activity. They were a big hit. Just recently I went in search of recipe with exact measurements and found this one. Link listed below.

•One can of crescent roll dough
•8 large marshmallows (or one for each roll you’ll be making)
•Melted butter
•Cinnamon sugar
•Bible or Easter storybook

1. Preheat oven.

2. Unroll the crescent rolls. Explain that this is like the cloth they wrapped Jesus in.

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

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

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

6. Wrap the marshmallow in the crescent roll cloth, pinching the dough together securely. This represents how they would have wrapped Jesus’ body.

7. Put the rolls in the oven (symbolizing the tomb) and bake for the amount of time specified on the package.

8. While the rolls are baking, read John 20:1-18 or your favorite Easter story book.

9. Open the tomb and remove the rolls. When they’re cool enough to handle, break one open and discover what happened to the marshmallow. Jesus is risen!

Thanks to Homegrown Mom for the step-by-step description.

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