i should be mopping the floor: Resurrection Rolls

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Resurrection Rolls


Have you met Chiara over at Calico & Cupcakes? 
She's a doll. She is featured my recipe over there on her Friday Favorites (4.8.11 edition)
Thanks, Chiara!!

These are an "Easter Eve" tradition around our home. The "magic" of these rolls is that the marshmallow (representing Jesus's body) is gone once the baking is through. You cut open a roll to reveal an empty tomb.

One of our Bible class teachers once said that we all hang crosses on our walls (I have an entire wall of crosses...guilty!). But, to remember Christ, maybe we should hang some empty tombs around. That's the Jesus I want to think of as well. While it's important to know that He hung on that cross for all our sins, we also need to praise the one whom the grave could not hold!

  • 1 (10 ounce) can refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 8 large marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Separate crescent rolls into individual triangles.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar.
  4. Dip a marshmallow into melted butter, then roll in sugar mixture. Place marshmallow into the center of a dough triangle. Carefully wrap the dough around the marshmallow. Pinch the seams together tightly to seal in marshmallow as it melts. Place on a baking sheet. Repeat.
  5. Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.


  1. That sounds super easy! And I love the symbolism. Thanks for the inspirational words, too! (I've got crosses on my wall, as well!!!)

  2. That sounds great! I'm going to make them for my brother's class! Such a cute idea!

  3. This is a great idea! I have seen some type of resurrection cookies that are meringues that are hollow.
    Interesting comment about remembering the resurrected Christ. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter_Day Saints, aka the Mormons. We don't wear crosses or hang pictures of Christ on the cross for this exact reason. We like to focus on the fact that he LIVES. So we hang just pictures of him alive.
    Thanks for the great idea!

  4. What a cool idea. Love that!
    Visiting (and now following!) from Wandering Wednesdays ...

  5. This is great for Sunday school - thank you!

  6. I have heard of these before, however I have never made them...I think it is about time I did.

    I would like to invite you ti link up to my blog and join in on the WEEKLY RECIPE LINK PARTY.

    "Made it on Monday" you can link up every Wed.-Sat. :)

    Hope to see you there soon.

  7. I can't wait to make these. Love your blog! Found you on Miz Helen's Country Cottage.

  8. so excited to get this recipe....thanks for sharing! Yes, Praise the Lord...He's Alive!!! Blessings, K

  9. Hi Kristi,
    What a very special roll and a wonderful example of the resurrection story of Christ. I will be passing this along to the teachers of our middle school department at church. Thank you so much for sharing this with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  10. Congratulations Kristi,
    You are featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. You are welcome to stop by and pick up your Red Plate, enjoy!