Resurrection Rolls for Easter

resurrection rolls marshmallows1 Resurrection Rolls for Easter
A few years ago we started a new tradition at Easter time:  making Resurrection Rolls.  We usually make them with the younger girls after dyeing boiled eggs.  Last year things got so busy we didn’t make them until several days after Easter.  See?  No perfection required when it comes to family traditions.
Resurrection Rolls

Prepare a baking sheet with either pan spray or foil sprayed with pan spray, as these are sticky.

1 can refrigerated crescent roll dough (preheat oven according to directions on the can)
large marshmallows

Put each of the following in small bowls (like cereal bowls):

melted butter
cinnamon and sugar (roughly 1 tsp. cinnamon to 1 TBS sugar)

This can get a little messy with younger children, so spread out waxed paper or give each child a plate.  Casually tell what each ingredient stands for.  Keep it fun and build memories!

Divide the crescent roll dough into triangle-shaped sections.  Give one to each child, representing the tomb.

Give one marshmallow to each child.  This represents the body of Christ.

Dip the marshmallow in the melted butter and then roll it in the cinnamon-sugar mixture.  These represent the oils and spices used to anoint the body for burial.

Wrap the marshmallow in the piece of dough, pinching the seams and sealing well or the marshmallow will ooze out.

Bake according to crescent roll directions.

Remove from the oven and cool for a few minutes.

Break open the tomb and the body of Christ is no longer there!  Enjoy this sweet treat while you talk about the Easter story.


  1. Julie says

    I have refrigerator biscuit dough, Grands. I wonder if it would still work? I’m not sure how I would wrap it.

  2. Charlotte Siems says

    Two things about the crescent roll dough: it’s flaky and thin. I think if you rolled the dough out thin it would still work! It would also make it bigger to be able to wrap.

  3. rhonda says

    Our kids look forward to making these every Easter morning. A wonderful (and tasty) way to remember the death and resurrection of our Savior. :)

  4. says

    I made these last year with my girls, then 5, 2 and 3 months old. When they came out of the oven, I heard the 2 year old ask, “Where’s Jesus??” and the 5 year old said, “He MELTED!!”

  5. Pat Schaeffer says

    When my daughter was about 8 or so, I bought a lamb cake pan & would make that for Easter representing the lamb of God. It was always a white cake mix & brought back memories from when my grandma did that back in the 50′s and 60′s. It was so special as our daughter was in a Christian school & the principal would teach the connection between Christmas and Easter; as our daughter grew I grew in learning spiritual truths that I didn’t growing up. She now has 5 children! Charlotte, I really appreciate what you share and all your love for Jesus and the family! You’re a precious lady! We have used the Resurrection Eggs in the past, too. They are a blessing, too!

  6. Charlotte Siems says

    Thanks, Pat! Sometimes the simplest holiday traditions are the most memorable (probably because they’re easier to keep doing every year)!

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