I know I am a rookie compared to some of you moms who have been making these things for years, but honestly, last Easter was the first time that I’d heard of resurrection rolls. We certainly didn’t make them where I grew up. Maybe it’s just a Southern thing… I love how Southern women can find any excuse to roll something in butter and sugar. Regardless, it definitely will not be our last year to do this – they were fun and DELISH!!! In case you haven’t heard of them, here’s what you do. Preheat the oven to 350 and get out a can of crescent rolls. I put two triangles together to make a rectangle, and that seemed to make things easier. You’ll also need a package of big marshmallows, some melted butter, and some cinnamon & sugar (mostly sugar). Then you call in the kids.
Give each child a marshmallow. This represents Jesus and His purity. Have the kid dip the marshmallow in melted butter. This represents the role of embalming.
Then dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon & sugar. This represents the spices used to anoint the body of Christ.
Finally, wrap the coated marshmallow tightly in the cresent roll. Bring the sides up and seal the marshmallow inside. This represents wrapping Jesus’ body after death. (Totally off-topic, but it made me a little sad to notice that both of my kids are working easily at the raised kitchen counter without the need of a step-stool. When did this happen?)
Place the rolls in the oven for 10-12 minutes. The oven represents the tomb (pretend like it was 3 days and 3 nights). When the rolls are done and have cooled, open the rolls and discover that Jesus is no longer there. The marshmallow melts and the crescent roll is puffed up, but like the tomb – it is empty inside! How cool is that!? Torin and Parker loved it. Dave ate a couple of tombs himself, so I think he liked it as well. :)