Resurrection Rolls with Scripture
Several years ago, I received a Resurrection Rolls recipe at a MOPS meeting.
My life was a bit crazy at the time, as my dad was dying of stage 4 lung cancer (He passed away 5 short weeks after my daughter was born). I was recovering from giving birth, and I also had a squirrely toddler. Needless to say, during that roller coaster of events, this recipe got tossed in our recipe book and forgotten.
Fast forward to 2020, and we were stuck at home, searching for things to do during quarantine. I found this recipe once again and decided to give it a shot. It was a BIG HIT with my kids, and I plan on doing it again this year.
I can’t take credit for this recipe, but the website it was originally posted on is no longer available. I give all credit to www.lynnaemccoy.com. This is a terrific recipe for young children, as it’s very simple! I had fun doing it too, and cooking/baking is not my forte. I greatly appreciated the Scripture being attached to the recipe, as it made it easy to tell the Easter story as we were baking together.
Have you made Resurrection Rolls or tried something else in the kitchen to highlight Holy Week and the Easter story? Please let me know in the comments. And if you have another recipe, be sure to share!
Happy Easter! Enjoy!
Resurrection Rolls Recipe with Scripture
1 can Pillsbury Grand Crescent Rolls
8 large marshmallows
¼ cup melted butter
2 Tbsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
Mix sugar and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Separate Pillsbury Grands crescent dough into 8 triangles.
Set out the marshmallows. Read 2 Corinthians 5:21 and discuss how the white marshmallows represent Jesus’ purity. He was holy and without sin.
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
Talk about how Jesus took all of our sins away and was crucified on the cross, so that we might be pure and holy before God.
Instruct your children to dip each marshmallow and then roll it in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. As they do this, read John 19:38-40. Tell them the cinnamon and sugar represent the spices that were put on Jesus’ body.
Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now, Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away. He was accompanied by Nicodemus, the man who earlier had visited Jesus at night. Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds. Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it with spices, in a piece of linen.
Place each marshmallow in the center of the crescent roll triangle. Explain that the dough represents to the linen which was used to wrap Jesus’ body.
Have your children wrap the dough around the marshmallow, being careful to seal the edges. The rolls now look like rocks, representing the stone that was placed in front of Jesus’ tomb. Read Matthew 27:65-66.
“Take a guard,” Pilate answered. “Go, make the tomb as secure as you know how.” So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting a guard.
Place the rolls on the parchment lined cookie sheet and place the sheet in the oven. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.
As you wait for the rolls to bake, talk about how Jesus stayed in the tomb for three days. It must have seemed like forever to those who loved him.
When the rolls are golden brown, pull them out of the oven and let them cool a bit. As they cool, read Luke 24:1-8.
On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes that gleamed like lightening stood beside them. In their fright, the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’” Then they remembered his words.
Take one of the rolls and gently cut in half. It’s empty! Just like Jesus’ tomb that first Easter morning!
All Scripture taken from the NIV Bible
Recipe with Scripture originally posted at www.lynnaemccoy.com