Mar 25, 2013

Resurrection Rolls

I posted this recipe last year for Beautifully Rooted and thought it would be a good time to share it here. I hope you enjoy it!

Here's a tasty little Easter treat to make with your family and celebrate the resurrection of Jesus!

Resurrection Rolls

Now, I didn't come up with this "recipe" and, in fact, I didn't know they were called Easter rolls or Resurrection rolls until I someone else told me. See, my husband's grandma makes them for brunch all the time and they are a delicious, easy treat.

My daughter isn't old enough to help out yet, although she sure tried, but these would be great to make with older kids. As you put them together it's an easy way to share the true story of Easter!

There's only 5 ingredients and they take less than 20 minutes.

Ingredients for Easter Rolls

1. cinnamon and sugar
2. melted butter
3. jumbo marshmallows
4. crescent rolls

To assemble the rolls, dip the marshmallow in butter, roll it in the cinnamon sugar mixture and wrap it in a crescent roll.


As you make them, you can explain use the illustration of the marshmallow being Christ's body, how he was anointed with oils (butter and cinnamon) and placed in a tomb (roll).


Then each assembled roll in a muffin tin and bake according to the instructions on the tube.


When you open the "tomb" the body of Christ is gone!


Happy Easter!


  1. I have been wanting to make these for the past couple of years with my boys and literally thought about it again last night. I think we'll try this! Thanks so much! God bless you and your family during this week of Easter!

  2. oh my goodness! I never thought about putting them into muffin tins!

  3. we made these last year in our kids preschool class, and they loved it! then did it again at home because... yum. thanks for sharing!!

    1. They did not turn out right.....the marshmallows oozed out. It looked Jesus melted. Any tips? I think I didn't roll them correctly. Good thing I was just practicing.

    2. If they are not sealed tightly enough, the marshmallow will ooze out. If you have a hard time rolling and sealing them, some egg wash along the edges would help you out with that :)

    3. Yes, make sure all the seams are sealed really well. I just smash them together. I haven't tried egg wash but that sounds like it would work really well.

  4. For some reason we started the tradition of making these on Christmas morning many years ago. Not sure why we don't make them on Easter. Ha ha. We call them "He Has Risen Rolls"

    Happy Easter!


  5. I made these for breakfast on Easter morning and they were delicious. Super easy to make, and having a little helper made them even that much better!


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