Easter Recipe: Resurrection Rolls

Resurrection Rolls

Resurrection Rolls are a fun cooking activity for you and the kids with a built in lesson about Easter.  It’s one of our family favorites.  Pin it now so you’ll have it handy in a few weeks for Easter.  Hope you enjoy!

Here’s what you’ll need:

An 8-ct package of Crescent rolls
8 marshmallows (plus a few extras for snitchers :) )
Melted butter–a few tablespoons
cinnamon or cinnamon sugar

a few of your favorite pint-sized helpers!

Tell this story as you make your rolls:
The white of the marshmallow stands for Jesus being pure and without sin when He was crucified.  After He died, his friends took his body down from the cross.

They anointed his body with oil…

…and spices,

wrapped him in burial cloths,

and placed him in the tomb.

On the third day, they looked in the tomb…

…and found that it was empty!  Jesus had risen, and had given the world the sweet gift of salvation!

Aside from being super delicious, these little rolls are a great object lesson for sharing the real meaning of Easter with the special little ones in your life!

A few notes before you bake:

* Make sure your little helpers pinch the crescent roll dough tight.  Otherwise the marshmallow will ooze all over the cookie sheet, which isn’t quite as cool with the whole metaphor story ;)  You can also place them in cupcake liners in a cupcake pan, which will help contain any melted marshmallow.


*Just follow the baking instructions on the crescent roll can for times and temperatures.

*If you’re making this with a group of kids, bake each child’s roll on their own little piece of foil or parchment paper with their name on it so they can get their own to eat.

Happy Easter from our family to yours!

resurrection rolls


  1. Kaylyn L says

    I have been seeing this idea for a while but didn’t know it was so easy. This is for sure on the to do list for Easter. Thanks

  2. says

    Thank you, ladies! I’m gonna try to make these with my son this year! Can’t wait! I also shared the link to this post with some of my “mommy” friends out here in Indiana. Hope you’re doing well. Thanks for all the work you’re doing! By the way, Sara, I will be replying to your email soon. :)

  3. says

    This idea was a huge blessing to me today! It brought me to tears as I thought about what Christ did for me! I am going to have each of our guests make one Sunday – adults and kids!! Thank you so much for sharing and for all that you do to help so many!!

  4. Candice says

    I loved this idea so much I did it with my kids this afternoon and they loved it. It was so much fun and I love how something so simple and easy can remind them what Christ did for us. Thank you so much for this idea and all that you do.

  5. April says

    This is the first time I’ve seen this idea, and I just wanted to say thanks so much for sharing. I am sooo looking forward to doing this with my 5-year old son. What a wonderful lesson! :)

    • Megan says

      It’s so much fun, and they’re actually pretty yummy too! Can’t wait to do them again with my own kiddos next week :)


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