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When Alan and I were in college we had the privilege as serving the youth of our church. Of course, for this small community “youth” meant anyone under the age of 21. One Easter we made these rolls with the kids. It’s a fun way to make something special to remember that Easter is not about jelly beans, Easter eggs, or bunny rabbits. It’s a time to celebrate the power of Christ’s Resurrection!

You will need:

  • Crescent rolls
  • Butter, melted
  • Large marshmallows
  • Cinnamon and sugar blend

These are so simple to make with the kids. Once I showed them the steps, I got out-of-the-way, and they made the rest

Roll the Marshmallow in butter to coat. Place the mallow into the bowl of spices. While we did this, we talked about how Jesus died on the cross. After his death, his friends covered his body in spices, wrapped him up, and laid him in a tomb. (John 19:39-42)

Wrap the mallow with the crescent roll. Be sure to pinch all the seams closed so that the marshmallow doesn’t seep it out as it cooks.   I also rolled some of the rolls in the left over cinnamon mixture before baking. We talked about how Jesus body was then laid in a tomb. I explained to the smaller ones what a tomb was, as place to lay the dead.  (John 19:41-42)

Bake the rolls in a 350 oven for 12-15 minutes (or until the rolls are done). Allow the rolls to cool slightly before eating. While the rolls are baking we talked about why Jesus came. His friends were very sad at his death, because they didn’t understand that he had to die. That was part of God’s plan. Jesus did not stay dead. When his friends came back to the tomb to see his body that first Easter morning, they were all surprised. The tomb was empty. (John 20)

When the rolls are done cooking, they look like they are still full, but with that first bite is a wonderful surprise. (When I was asking the kids what they thought would be on the inside Sweet T. said , “Jesus?!” So I emphasized that, no Jesus was not in the roll. It was empty. Just like the tomb, nothing. . .no one was in the tomb.)

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