Teaching Kids in the Kitchen at Easter: Resurrection Rolls

Easter resurrection rolls

Resurrection Rolls have been around for a while, but we just started making them a few years ago and this tradition is a keeper!  Just what are Resurrection Rolls?  Very easy to make as a matter of fact- and a teaching tool, as well.

Quite simply, crescent rolls are wrapped around large marshmallows, and, as they bake, the rolls become hollow.   When you peer inside and break them open you will find that they are empty inside to represent the tomb of Jesus on Easter morning.  This makes such an impression on my children- they are always amazed and they excitedly tell everyone they see that day!

Easter Resurrection Roll Recipe

Serves 8
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Meal type Breakfast, Dessert
Misc Child Friendly
Occasion Easter
Resurrection Rolls are easy to make and a teaching tool, as well. As they bake, the rolls become hollow to represent the empty tomb of Jesus on Easter morning.


  • 1 tube refrigerated crescent dinner rolls (10 oz)
  • 8 Large marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons white or brown sugar


Step 1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) and lightly grease baking sheet.
Step 2
Unroll and tear crescent rolls into triangles.
Step 3
In a small bowl, mix cinnamon and sugar.
Step 4
Dip a marshmallow in melted butter, roll in sugar mixture, and place in the center of a dough piece, with marshmallow aligned along one edge of dough (front of the “cave”.)
Step 5
Wrap dough around the marshmallow and pinch seams together to seal. Place on a baking sheet and repeat for all marshmallows and dough triangles.
Step 6
Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Reveal in the empty tomb and enjoy!

For more values-based holiday ideas, check out In the Way They Should Go…Teaching Kids Values.

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