November 19, 2014

Resurrection Rolls – Making Easter Recipes Meaningful

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Finding simple, yet meaningful, traditions which make an impact on a child’s long term memory can be a challenge, but these Resurrection Rolls fit both prerequisites.

Our family celebrates Easter as the Resurrection Sunday of our Lord.

If you do the same, then take just a few minutes to enjoy this yummy treat.  It’s a delicious recipe that works for any occasion, but it also gives the opportunity to engage your children in spiritually meaningful conversation while you enjoy some fun in the kitchen together making memories.

Your kids will enjoy participating, and the discussion points will be long lasting.

For smaller children, they are especially amazed when you open the “tomb,” and it is empty. You can remind them that “He has risen” through this memorable hands on cooking tradition!

  1. Share the truth of how Jesus was placed into the tomb (crescent rolls) after the crucifixion.
  2. Explain how they prepared his body by putting oil and herbs on him (cinnamon and sugar represents the oils and spices).
  3. As you wrap the marshmallow,explain how this represents the wrapping of Jesus’s body after His death.
  4. Finally, after waiting three long day (or twelve minutes baking time, which feels like days to the children), explain that death could not hold Him in the grave and He is alive. (The marshmallow melts and the crescent roll puffs up, BUT is empty!!

The tomb is empty! He is risen. He is Risen Indeed. Matthew 28:1-8

This simple and delicious treat combines a meaningful tradition pointing to the real reason behind Easter.

This simple and delicious treat combines a meaningful tradition pointing to the real reason behind Easter.

(I used store bought crescent rolls for ease, but of course, homemade crescent dough would always be amazing).

***Make sure you don’t miss all the other Easter tradition ideas and recipes to make meaningful memories.


Comments

  1. Wow I think you’ve hit on something fantastic! Marshmallows & cinnamon are both my all time favorite foods so this combo would be heavenly! Thanks for the idea, I might play around & toast some marshmallows under the broiler 1st before I put them in just because I love that toasted flavor. Ooh, I bet you could put coconut inside some if you wanted.

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  2. I posted these, too, but your pictures are much cooler! We love doing this every year!

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  3. What a fun and wonderful way to celebrate Easter. I am going to have to make these with the children this weekend. As they are getting older they are enjoying learning more and more about our Faith.

    Thank you for the great idea.

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  4. We make these every year! This year my seven year old wants to be the one to tell the story as we make them.

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  5. This is posted on my blog too. It’s been a family tradition since my teenagers were toddlers. :-)

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  6. Wow those look YUMMY and I especially love the name!

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  7. I posted these too!!! How funny! I love that they celebrate the true meaning of Easter without all the commercialization.

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  8. Wow! Your pictures are phenomenal!!! I posted the same recipe this morning and well – it’s obvious the kids helped ( http://womenlivingwell-courtney.blogspot.com/2010/03/tasty-tuesday-easter-morning-breakfast.html )- mine look messy! Yours are beautiful!!!

    Maybe this year we can strive to make ours a bit more beauitful! No matter what it’s the message that is just flat out gorgeous!!!!

    Much love,
    Courtney
    http://www.womenlivingwell-courtney.blogspot.com

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  9. This looks awesome! We have done cookies with the same idea, but the girls thought they were not very tasty!

    :)Blessings,
    Stacey

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  10. Thank you for reminding me about these. I haven’t done them with my kids but this looks simple enough to try. Happy Easter!

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  11. I’ve never seen these before, but what a great idea! I almost grabbed a roll of cresents yesterday but I talked myself out of them. Now I’m going to have to go back to the store and get some:)

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  12. We made these back in Middle School Home Ec. And I’ve discovered a variation that we made Sunday night over the campfire. (Basically a marshmallow wrapped in half a biscuit and toasted over the fire.) Next time I think I’ll make the balls ahead of time and add some cinnamon sugar in.

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  13. Thank you for this simple idea. I wanted to make the cookies, but I am running out of time with all the other activities we have this week. But I have time for rolls!

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  14. We’ve made these Resurrection Rolls for about 5 years now. It’s been a great tradition. We talk about his death, the oils and herbs(butter, and cinn sugar) they put on him. The kids LOVE to do this. when they put Jesus(Marshmellow) in the tomb. Then they can’t wait to put it in the oven. They wait those 3 days(maybe 12 mins). I love to see the excitement when they opened the tomb and it’s empty. They run around yelling HE’s ALIVE! That’s the best!

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  15. I’ve never heard of these before, but they look so yummy and I love finding new meaningful traditions to highlight holy holidays! Thanks!

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  16. Dianne Brown says:

    This would be a neat recipe to share with my grandchildren! I have never heard of a recipe like this. Very good way to share the meaning of Easter.

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  17. What a cool idea for the Easter celebration. Thanks for sharing the inspiration.

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  18. How cool is this?! I love this! Thank you so much! :) We’ll be trying this next year. :)

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  19. To be scripturally correct, there was no anointing of the body of Christ with herbs (that was part of Passover) nor were spices or oils used. When the women went back to the tomb with the spices, Jesus was gone! Just leave out the butter and the cinnamon.

    At Valentines, Campfire marshmallows makes pink and white heart shaped marshmallows. We save them until Easter and We use those to represent the love Christ had for us in His sacrifice.

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    Jen Reply:

    Thanks Ange – you are correct about the women coming back with spices after He was already risen, but when I was researching this, there’s a contradiction historically, with some saying that traditionally , the cloth he was wrapped in would have had some anointing. Here is what commentary said,
    “It was Jewish custom to anoint a body before burial, and John chapter 19 does actually say that the body of Jesus was anointed and wrapped before his burial. Some have questioned why other gospels (Mark, Luke) would say that the women wished to anoint the body on the following Sunday – if John is correct, Jesus had already been anointed.”

    So, I appreciate you bringing that up because it could be a good discussion point as well.

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  20. Thank you for sharing this awesome activity to help our children understand the death and resurrection of our savior. I can honestly say I have never seen this before. Could I post this on my blog and link back to your site?

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    Jen Reply:

    Hi Teresa – thanks so much for asking. If you would like to use a picture and write up a small paragraph about it, but link to my site for the directions, that would be great.

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  21. We made these using the butterhorn recipe linked above. While our ‘tombs’ were not empty (for some reason the marshmallows didn’t melt…) they were still SO good! Thank you for sharing this fun idea!

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