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 talk about 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.

There’s not necessarily an age limit on making these–one of my teens has already asked when we’re baking these for Easter this year.


  1. What a lovely way to share the resurrection through the recipe, I just love it. Thank you for sharing your family traditions and a peek into your home. Just beautiful!

  2. Katherine Wooten says:

    My 12 year old daughter Esther (the youngest *sob*) has requested these again for Easter. I know one day she will stop asking…so even though most of the 8 kids are grown, we’re making these for Easter weekend tomorrow!

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