Sunday, March 9, 2008

Resurrection Rolls

This recipe was on the back of our Sacrament Meeting program a few weeks ago. We just made these for Family Home Evening, as a lesson on Easter. They taste great, and teach a special lesson at the same time.

Crescent rolls (the kind in the little popping canisters)
Large marshmallows, cut in half
Melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake papers in muffin tin.

Give each child (and/or adult heehee) a triangle of crescent rolls. The crescent roll represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in. Give each child half a marshmallow, this represents Jesus. Have them dip the marshmallow in melted butter, which represents the oils of embalming. Dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar which represent the spices used to anoint the body. Wrap the coated marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll (not like a typical crescent roll up, but bring the sides up and seal the marshmallow inside). This represents the wrapping of Jesus' body after death. Set rolls in paper-lined muffin tin (We didn't have cupcake papers, so we just put the rolls on a baking sheet. Grease the sheet first, or any marshmallow that leaks out will stick like crazy to the pan).

Place in a 350 degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes. The oven represents the tomb.

When the rolls have cooled slightly, the children can open their rolls (cloth) and discover that Jesus is no longer there; He is risen.

This is a fun activity for an Easter Family Home Evening, or just an activity to do sometime on or around Easter. It's a lesson, activity, and treat all rolled up into one!

1 comment:

Melinda said...

I have that recipe! I was gonna post it after Easter, after we try it, but you totally beat me to it! Guess we'll see how they turn out!