Recipe: Resurrection Rolls
“Resurrection Rolls” or “Empty Tomb Rolls” are a simple, sweet treat you can make with your children while recounting the story of Jesus’ burial and resurrection.
crescent roll dough
1 Flatten and separate the dough into its pre-cut
triangles. The dough represents the linens in which
Jesus’ body was wrapped for burial. Read Mark
2 Melt the butter in one bowl and mix the cinnamon
and sugar in another bowl.
3 Roll each marshmallow in the butter and then in the
cinnamon-sugar mixture. The marshmallow represents
the sinless Savior, Jesus. The butter and cinnamon
sugar represent the oil and spices used to anoint
Jesus’ body before burial. Read Luke 23:55-56 and
4 Place one dipped marshmallow onto each triangle
of dough. Wrap the marshmallow in the dough and
pinch the edges so that the marshmallow is sealed
inside, just as Jesus’ body, after being anointed and
wrapped in linens, was sealed inside the tomb.
5 Roll the sealed dough in the butter to prevent it from
sticking to the pan, then place each roll seam-side
down in a muffin tin.
6 Bake at 375-degrees Fahrenheit for 12-15 minutes.
Read Matthew 12:40 and Luke 24:1-8.
7 Remove from oven and let cool for 5-7 minutes.
8 Bite into a roll and — surprise — find that the roll
is empty, just like Jesus’ tomb was empty after the
— Originally published in the Spring 2018 issue of Vermont Catholic magazine.