Use Crescent Dough And Marshmallows To Teach Kids The Story Of Easter

Easter is coming up right around the corner, and you know what that means: egg hunts, tasty meals, and fun with family. It’s also a great time to break out this awesome resurrection roll recipe!

After all, Easter is a fun opportunity to eat some candy, but it’s also a major religious holiday for a lot of folks.

If you like incorporating a little bible study into your festivities, our empty tomb rolls (or resurrection rolls) recipe isthe perfect way to teach the story of Jesus and the empty tomb.

Here’s how it works: You prepare the roll with a marshmallow in the middle, but when you bake it, the marshmallow melts and disappears!

For kids, this can be a visual illustration of the idea of Jesus being buried then returning to life in the resurrection.

Even if your family is totally secular, this is still a really fun recipe and magic trick to the show your kiddos.

They’ll have the best time trying to figure out what happened to those marshmallows, and it’s an awesome way to see a little simple science in action.

Check it out below!

Cook: 15 min
Prep: 15 min
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 bag Jumbo-size marshmallows
  • 1 tube Crescent rolls
  • Cinnamon sugar
  • 12 stick Butter, melted
  • Baking spray
  • Icing
Instructions
  • Roll out crescent dough on floured surface and separate the sections.
  • Dunk marshmallows in melted butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar until thickly coated.
  • Carefully wrap crescent roll around marshmallow and pinch into place.
  • Place rolls on greased baking sheet, and bake 12 to 15 minutes at 400 F.
  • Drizzle with icing if desired.
  • Bite in an enjoy!
Scroll through below for more detailed instructions on making these delicious Easter sweets.
Resurrection Rolls 15 minutes 15 minutes 30 minutes Serves 6 //www.littlethings.com/app/uploads/2017/03/homePage_thumb_1280x627_ResurrectionRolls_1-copy-850×444.jpg Jumbo-size marshmallows Crescent rolls Cinnamon sugar Butter, melted Baking spray Icing Roll out crescent dough on floured surface and separate the sections. Dunk marshmallows in melted butter, then roll in cinnamon sugar until thickly coated. Carefully wrap crescent roll around marshmallow and pinch into place. Place rolls on greased baking sheet, and bake 12 to 15 minutes at 400 F. Drizzle with icing if desired. Bite in an enjoy!
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First, gather together all your materials. You’ll just need a few ordinary grocery store items:

  • Jumbo-size marshmallows
  • Crescent rolls
  • Cinnamon sugar (you can buy ready-made, or mix together cinnamon and granulated sugar)
  • Half a stick of butter
  • Baking spray

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First, unpack your tube of crescent rolls and lay them out flat on a floured surface.

Roll them out and separate the triangles of dough. You can also prearrange on a greased baking sheet if desired.

Set aside the dough for later.

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Melt your stick of butter in the microwave in half-inch chunks, pausing every 20 seconds or so to stir. You don’t want to burn it!

Then dunk each marshmallow in the butter until it’s fully coated on all sides. Shake off any excess grease.

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Roll each buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar mixture until fully coated.

Once the marshmallows are baked, the cinnamon and sugar will melt together with the butter to form a delicious caramelized crust inside the roll.

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Place each marshmallow in the widest part of a triangle of dough.

Roll the dough up, folding the marshmallow into the middle until it is completely wrapped in dough.

Then pinch the edge of the dough into place to secure. You can brush with egg wash if desired.

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Pop the rolls in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes at 400 F.

You want to bakethem just long enough to melt the marshmallow inside, but not long enough for them to get charred and start to collapse around the hollow middle.

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When the rolls are done, let them sit on a cooling rack.

While they’re cooling, you can drizzle them with icing if desired.

A little bit of icing can add just the right extra bit of sweetness to take these rolls to the next level!

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When you’re ready to eat, go ahead and crack them open!

Your kids will be amazed to discover the marshmallow they put inside earlier has totally disappeared!

Not only is it a neat magic trick (and a great display of simple baking science), it’s an awesome way to teach kids the story of Easter!

If you love this cute recipe for resurrection rolls, be sure to SHARE with friends and family this spring!

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