My kids love making these HE HAS RISEN! Easter rolls each year. They not only teach about Jesus’ resurrection, but they actually taste good. A perfect breakfast activity to do the morning of Easter.

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 stick of butter (melted)
  • 1 can of large refrigerated rolls (I prefer Pillsbury Grands)
  • Large marshmallows (8 of them, do NOT use stale marshmallows)
  • A bowl of cinnamon and sugar mix

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Step 1: Take the white marshmallow. Jesus was pure and sinless like this marshmallow. 

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Step 2: Roll marshmallow in butter and then in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. The butter represents the anointing oil and the cinnamon-sugar mixture represents the spices–both items were put on Jesus’ body before they laid him in the tomb.

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Step 3: Wrap the biscuit around the marshmallow and seal the dough around it. This part is very important–make sure the dough is completely sealed around the marshmallow. I wrap the dough around the marshmallow and pinch the dough together.  After they put Jesus in the tomb, they rolled a large stone in front of it to seal it.

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Step 4: Roll the ball of dough in butter and then into the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

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Step 5: Place on the cookie sheet. Make sure that the side that you did the most “pinching” and “sealing” becomes the “bottom” of the tomb/roll. This will help keep the roll sealed. Otherwise, the roll will bake apart, exposing the marshmallow.

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Step 6: Place the tray of rolls in oven for about 10-12 minutes or until done.

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Step 7: Let the rolls cool and then serve.

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Now, break open the tomb to look for Jesus. Where is he? He has risen!

How do the rolls taste? “Taste and see that the Lord is good…” Psalm 34:8

The center of the roll tastes especially sweet. Easter is a time to celebrate the sweetest gift of all–our salvation through Jesus’ resurrection. Although he was blameless, he died on the cross for our sins; was buried in a tomb from three days; then rose from the dead.

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