Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Resurrection Rolls (an Easter Tradition)

Last year I discovered Resurrection Rolls per the tip from a friend.  We had made Easter Cookies (which are also a great way to teach about the resurrection of Jesus Christ) but had never heard of Resurrection Rolls.  Guess what… they are even better than the cookies!  And quicker, too.

Before making the rolls you can read John 19 in the Bible to remind everyone what Jesus went through as he was crucified.  However, because most of my kids are still pretty young and unable to sit through a long chapter like that, I just tell them about it and what each ingredient represents. 

You’ll need the following:

  • Crescent rolls in a tube (such as Pillsbury) – tomb
  • large marshmallows (1 per crescent roll) – Christ himself, purity
  • cinnamon/sugar mixture – Spices used to prep his body for burial
  • melted butter – embalming oils

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Preheat the oven to 350*.  If you have strange phobias like myself, have one of your children open the tube of crescent rolls.  Yes, I’m scared of them….. balloons, too.  Let’s not talk about it. 

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Moving on, take marshmallows one at a time and roll them in the melted butter.  Once coated, roll them in cinnamon/sugar mixture and place on large end of a crescent roll.  Roll it up and pinch all sides closed tightly.  There should be no holes or gaps if possible.

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Place on cookie sheet sprayed with non-stick spray and bake for 12-15 minutes. – The three days.

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While it’s baking, read John 20:1-18 

When they are cool enough to eat (but still warm because they’re best that way) open one up and show the kids that Jesus (the marshmallow) is no longer there!  He is risen! 

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And now eat because they’re delicious!


And on a side note… these pics did not turn out quite the way I had them envisioned in my mind.  I’m going to get this photography thing down if it KILLS me!  ;)  I’ve decided that FOOD-tography is even tougher than people photography. 


Aisling Beatha said...

I tried to make these once and couldn't get them to work. It was a while ago now so I have no idea what I did wrong.

LeShel said...

Super cool.
Can I tell you, I just made homemade yogurt! Delish and SUPER EASY!

Cari said...

What a cute idea! And I think the pictures turned out great! Come over and I'll give you a few tips on photographing food, but I think you did a great job!

Curly Eats said...

Mmmm my aunt used to make these EVERY year for Easter, they were SO yummy!! Thanks for reminding me!

Shiloh said...

What a cool idea! It's a really neat visual, and it looks delicious!

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I think you did pretty good with your food photos :)
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Brooke said...

Well thanks! I'll get better. At least I hope. I would love some lessons on photographing food.

Brooke said...

Well that stinks that they didn't work for you. Try them again. Just make sure that you pinch all gaps closed. Otherwise you'll just end up with a marshmallow mess.

Brooke said...

You did?! I've been wanting to make homemade yogurt for years now but I didn't have a crockpot for the longest time. Now that I have one I am intimidated by it. I just need to get over it and try it. You've inspired me!

Sarah said...

What a great Easter treadition!!

I would love for you to share this at my Flaunt It Friday link party. There are also TWO amazing giveaways this week!

Looking forward to more posts,

Jill said...

Those sound yummy!! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

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