Monday, March 29, 2010

Resurrection Rolls
These rolls are a perfect way to help us focus on the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The marshmallows placed inside the rolls before baking disappear after they have been baked. See the cute Visiting Teaching gift idea with tag below.

Ingredients & Symbolism
Large Marshmallows - body of Jesus
Melted Butter - oils of embalming
Cinnamon & Sugar Mix- spices used to anoint the body.
Crescent Roll - the wrapping of Jesus’ body or the tomb.
Oven – the tomb
Cavity in bun – the empty tomb or the empty cloths


Take a marshmallow. This represents Jesus.

Dip the marshmallow in melted butter. This represents the oils of embalming.

Now dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar which represents the spices used to anoint the body.
Then wrap up the coated marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll (not like a typical crescent roll up but bring the sides up and seal the marshmallow inside.) This can either represent the wrapping of Jesus’ body after death or the Tomb. Matt. 27:57–61;  John 19:38–42

Place in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or as directed on the package of the crescent rolls.

(The oven can represent the tomb if the roll is representing the wrapping—pretend like it was three days!) Take the role of the guards at Jesus’ tomb. Stand guard at the oven.

Let the rolls cool slightly. Open your crescent rolls and discover that Jesus is no longer there,

HE IS RISEN!!!! (The marshmallow melts and the crescent roll is puffed up, but empty.)

Jesus is Risen! Now read Matthew 28:5-8; Mark 16:4-8; Luke 24:1-6; John 20:1-18; Isaiah 25:8


Keith & Julie Loveless said...

Great idea! I think I'll do this with the kids this week. A fun family devotion time.

heartfelt living said...

What a wonderful recipe. I love the concept, plus they look delicious!
I'm so glad your goodies arrived safely. They look lovely on your table. : )
Have a wonderful Monday,

Barbara said...

Yes indeed it will make a real impression on them, I love this idea and so many kids been so blessed by it. Some way back long ago had some real insight to create this, hugs and thanks for stopping by.

Dee said...

My daughter-n-law will love this...thanks Barbara.

Samantha said...

Great idea to use for bible school, thanks for sharing !!

Grammy Blick said...

Beautiful!! We will have no children with us this Easter, but I think the adults will get a kick out of this, too! As 'heartfelt living' said -- they look delicious, and sweet.

JTR said...

My mom used to make these, but in cupcake tins, and called the Balloon Buns. I LOVE this idea! What a great way to bring a lesson into baking. I'm sharing this post on Facebook, and I'm also going to copy and paste it to with a link to you...hope you don't mind?

Barbara said...

No that is fine, the things I post are for sharing, for loving others to share the gospel and what Christ is all about. Please feel free to use the things I share.

Christi said...

I love this! Can't wait to try it out!! Great Blog!!

Rebekah said...

Thats what I had seen on another blog and taken it on my list of things I must do with the girls!
it looks great fun!
Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering the competition.
Many blessings,

Stuff could always be worse said...

Great ideal. I agree and good blog also.

Cathy said...

That is so neat. Thanks for your sweet visit. Hugs ~ Cathy

Donna said...

Thanks for this post!
Love the recipe and the lesson it teaches. I've been by to read all your posts since following you. I don't always have time for comments, but know I'm reading.
Easter Blessings to you, Donna

Margie said...

Hi Barbara, Thank you for visiting my blog. It's a wonderful devotion and a wonderful recipe.It looks so delicious!I'm also following your blog. Nice to meet you, Barbara. Hugs,