I’ve heard about Resurrection Rolls for the last few years and have wanted to make them, but always was kind of reminded too “last minute” to follow through. The ingredients aren’t all “staples”, so it requires a bit of thinking ahead. This year, probably because spring break led up to Easter and we were home for all of spring break (which we often aren’t), I was able to have the ingredients on hand so that on Easter morning the girls & I could make these rolls together. They turned out great and were even yummier than I thought they would be! In case you aren’t familiar with Resurrection Rolls, here’s how it goes…
Ingredients: Refrigerated crescent rolls, large marshmallows, melted butter, cinnamon and sugar.
Unroll crescent rolls. Take one large marshmallow, which represents Jesus, and dip in the butter.
The butter is the oil of anointing. Then roll the marshmallow in a mixture of cinnamon & sugar. These are the spices used to prepare a body for burial. Roll the marshmallow in the crescent roll (the cloths used to wrap up Jesus’ body) and be sure to seal it tightly (like the tomb was sealed). We dipped the rolls in butter and the cinnamon sugar mixture after it was wrapped up, but you don’t have to do that.
Continue until all crescent rolls are used. Bake according to the package directions (oven is the tomb). When you bite into one, it is EMPTY! JUST LIKE JESUS’ TOMB!!
They were delicious and meaningful! Hallelujah! The tomb is empty! He is RISEN, just as he said! And because of the sacrifice and the power of my Lord and God, I am clean and saved and free. One of my favorite Easter songs (of which there are many) has a line that says, “Death is dead, love has won, Christ has conquered; And we shall reign with Him, For He lives: Christ is risen from the dead!”
Amen and amen!