Sunday, April 12, 2009

Resurrection Rolls

When I attended the Relief Society Enrichment meeting last week, someone mentioned resurrection rolls. Intrigued, I went searching for them and found a great recipe! I just knew I had to make these!

Last night when we got home from Port Orchard, we gathered the boys into the kitchen and told them we were going to have a special Easter lesson/project. They were excited. Mike and I read the Easter story to them out of Matthew and explained harder vocabulary words to them. We read all the way up to the point where it says Jesus was in the tomb for three days. Then we stopped to make the rolls. We each got a triangle of crescent roll dough. The dough represents the linen that Jesus' body was wrapped in after he had died. Then we each got a large marshmallow, which represented the body of Jesus. We dipped our marshmallows in melted butter, which represented the embalming oils used. And then we dipped it in cinnamon sugar, which represents the spices used on his body. We folded the sides of the dough up and over the marshmallow and pinched it together to "seal" the marshmallow inside (they wouldn't seal perfectly). We repeated the process to use up the rest of the dough. Then we put the tray of rolls into the oven, which represents the tomb. The rolls were baked for 12-15 minutes at 350F, which represented three days in the tomb.

When they were done, I took them out of the oven and covered them loosely with a towel so that the kids wouldn't see them. I let them cool slightly and then chose the best looking ones (not the ones that had a lot of marshmallow "ooze" around them) and put them on a plate. We all sat at the table and continued on with our Easter story. We talked about Mary coming to the tomb and the angel had told her that Jesus was not there, that he had risen. We asked the boys to open the rolls and tell us what they saw. They mentioned that Jesus was gone! We said, "That is correct, because after three days' time in the tomb, he had risen and was resurrected."

We LOVED this activity and I think we may need to make this an Easter tradition!


  1. I love this Easter idea! Thanks so much for sharing. I think I might try it tomorrow for FHE!

  2. Thanks for posting this -- I had this recipe a long time ago and lost it. So again...thank you thank you thank you!