Easter Resurrection Crescent Rolls

He is Risen! Easter is such a special holiday to our families and Christians all over the world. These Easter Resurrection Crescent Rolls are a fun and delicious way to share the story of Jesus with our kids and loved ones! With only 5 ingredients, they are simple to prepare with your children while talking about the good news!

“He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.” Matthew 28:6 (NIV)

Easter Resurrection Crescent Rolls

These rolls have been a tradition in our house since our daughter was born. Every year, after the kids have found the baskets the Easter Bunny has left them, we all head into the kitchen and prepare these together as a family. We love sharing the story of Easter with the kids while preparing a delicious edible example of the empty tomb. This never gets old! Even I excitedly anticipate pulling these out of the oven year after year!

What is the true meaning of Easter Sunday?

Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. This is the most celebrated holiday in the Christian religion! Jesus died on the cross on what we now call Good Friday. 3 days later, after his body was placed in a tomb, he arose into heaven to sit at the right hand of God.

Do I have to use the cinnamon sugar mixture?

We definitely think these rolls are the most delicious when you use the cinnamon sugar, but if you have an allergy or dislike cinnamon, you can certainly just use the sugar or leave it off altogether. You can still dip them in the melted butter if you would like!

Ingredients for Easter Resurrection Crescent Rolls

Ingredients for our Easter Resurrection Crescent Rolls

  • Marshmallow 
  • Refrigerator Crescent Rolls
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter

How to make our Easter Resurrection Crescent Rolls

Preheat oven to 350. Remove can of crescent rolls from refrigerator and open can. Lay the dough out in their triangle shape across a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. If you haven’t tried one of these mats before, they are a total game changer!

Crescent rolls unrolled on a baking sheet

In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar with 1 tsp ground cinnamon. Stir well. This is the mixture you will use to dip your marshmallows in before placing it in the “tomb.”

Adding ground cinnamon to sugar

Next, in a separate bowl, melt 2 TBS butter and dip a marshmallow into the butter.

Dipping marshmallow in melted butter

Then, dip the same marshmallow in the cinnamon sugar mix.

Dipping marshmallow in cinnamon sugar mixture

Place dipped marshmallow on widest part of the dough triangle. Explain that this is the body of christ being placed in the tomb after he was crucified.

Crescent rolls laid on a cookie sheet with dipped marshmallows on top

Start with the wide end of the crescent roll and roll dough completely covering the marshmallow. Once you have rolled the dough completely, make sure you pinch any seams or openings on the crescent so the marshmallow does not leak out! ***It will probably still run a little anyways, but that is okay!*** This is the tomb Jesus’ body was laid in and the stone.

Rolling marshmallow inside of crescent roll
Rolling marshmallow inside of crescent roll
Rolling marshmallow inside of crescent roll
Rolling marshmallows inside of crescent rolls
Crescent rolls on a baking sheet ready for the oven

Bake in the oven for 9-11 minutes, or until golden brown, like a normal crescent roll.

Easter Resurrection Crescent Rolls on a baking sheet after baking in an oven

When cooking is complete, remove from oven, brush with remaining butter and sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar mixture on top.

Brushing butter and cinnamon sugar on baked crescent rolls

Serve immediately. When the rolls are eaten, they will notice that the marshmallow has disappeared just like Jesus’ body did in the tomb! He is risen!

Boy holding empty crescent roll to symbolize Jesus' empty tomb

We hope you can use this fun recipe to start a family tradition in your own home! We love how simple it is to make, yet tells such a powerful story. The greatest story ever told! Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Easter!

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Yield: 8 rolls

Easter Resurrection Crescent Rolls

Easter Resurrection Crescent Rolls
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 8 Marshmallows
  • 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 2 TBS butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350. Remove can of crescent rolls from refrigerator and open can. Lay the dough out in their triangle shape across a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
    2. In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup sugar with 1 tsp ground cinnamon. Stir well. This is the mixture you will use to dip your marshmallows in before placing it in the "tomb."
    3. In a separate bowl, melt 2 TBS butter and dip a marshmallow into the butter.
    4. Dip the same marshmallow in the cinnamon sugar mix. Place dipped marshmallow on widest part of the dough triangle. Explain that this is the body of Christ being placed in the tomb after he was crucified.
    5. Start with the wide end of the crescent roll and roll dough completely covering the marshmallow.
    6. Once you have rolled the dough completely, make sure you pinch any seams or openings on the crescent so the marshmallow does not leak out! ***This will probably a little anyways, but that is okay!***
    7. Show that this is the tomb Jesus' body was laid in and guarded.
    8. Bake in the oven for 9-11 minutes, or until golden brown, like a normal crescent roll.
    9. When cooking is complete, remove from oven, brush with remaining butter and sprinkle remaining cinnamon sugar mixture on top.
    10. Serve immediately.
    11. When the rolls are eaten, they will notice that the marshmallow has disappeared just like Jesus' body did in the tomb! He is risen!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 174Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 144mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g

(Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)



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