That’s right. Resurrection Rolls.
I can almost feel you rolling your eyes right now.
I’m usually not a huge fan of cutesy, bumper sticker “Christianese.” (Everyone who knew me in middle school knows this was not always true. After all, I did wear a G.A.P. (God Answers Prayers) T-Shirt at least once a week in 6th grade. Buuuuut that’s enough embarrassing personal history
for one post forever.)
I think these Resurrection Rolls may be an exception to the rule.
They are insanely, ridiculously, unexplainably delicious. Like WHOA. Who knew tucking a cinnamon marshmallow in the center of a crescent roll could make something so amazing??
Second, these are super easy to make, so it’s a great project to tackle with the kids. And if you’ve got the little one’s attention for a minute, why not use it to share the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection?
And how might one use a marshmallow, refrigerated crescent rolls, and cinnamon sugar to do this?
It goes something like this.
Pretend Jesus is a marshmallow.
Whew…didn’t see that one coming did you?? If I had a dollar for every time my stories started with that sentence…
Ok, ok, really now, here’s the story. The marshmallow represents Jesus. After Jesus dies on the cross, his friends prepare him to be buried by anointing him with oil (dipping the marshmallow in butter) and spices (rolling it in cinnamon and sugar).
Then Jesus is placed in his grave clothes (the crescent roll) and wrapped up tight.
At this point, you put the rolls on the baking sheet and place them in the tomb (oven) and seal the tomb with a big rock (the oven door).
In the oven the marshmallow melts and blends with the cinnamon sugar, making it appear like the marshmallow has disappeared. When you remove the rolls and allow them to cool, you can let your kids open them up to reveal that Jesus is gone! He is risen! Jesus is alive!
After telling the story, you can give thanks with your kids for the gift of Jesus death and resurrection and for the gift of ooey, gooey, sweetly spiced rolls.
I would recommend having your kids wait until the rolls are removed from the pan and cooled slightly before letting them open them up. As you can see, I didn’t quite seal up all the cracks on a few of my rolls, which resulted in a marshmallow that…ummm…didn’t quite escape the grave. That could be a tough one to explain!
Whether or not you choose to share the story of these Resurrection Rolls, I hope you’ll enjoy their sweet, melty cinnamon sugar goodness.
The other #SundaySupper contributors are sharing more recipes for Passover and Easter below. If you’re looking for inspiration for your family’s celebration, check it out!
- 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
- 8 marshmallows
- 4 Tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 3 Tablespoons sugar
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Melt butter in a small, shallow dish.
- In another shallow dish, stir together sugar and cinnamon.
- Roll out crescents. Dip a marshmallow in the butter, then the cinnamon sugar mixture then place it in the center of the crescent. Fold up the top two corners then roll the crescent up to the skinny end. Seal up all the edges super tight, making sure there are no holes. Repeat with remaining crescents and marshmallows.
- Place crescents on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. If desired, mix together remaining butter and cinnamon sugar and brush it on the top of the crescents. Place in the oven and bake for 11-13 minutes or until crescents are light golden brown and puffy.
- Allow to cool slightly before serving.
I got this recipe from a friend at church, but there are versions of it all over the Internet. Who the originator is, I’m not sure, but they came up with one amazing sweet roll!
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