Most families have LOTS of Christmas traditions and very few Easter traditions. I find that interesting because the death & resurrection of Jesus Christ is paramount to being saved from our sin.
As my kids grew up, I looked for creative ways to explain Jesus resurrection. Our absolute, favorite Easter tradition over the past 20 years has been Resurrection Rolls.
Every year we make Resurrection Rolls on Saturday night and eat the yummy (empty) rolls Sunday morning for Easter breakfast.
My kids are all living on their own, but Hunter is spending this Easter weekend at home. I know we will make Resurrection Rolls on Saturday night. Here’s how we do it.Very few ingredients.
I used pop-out-of-the-can biscuits because they were free with the purchase of cream cheese. Usually, I use my own bread dough. You can use homemade or canned dough, whichever is easier for your family.
Melt about 2 tablespoons butter. I’m not real exact on measuring with this recipe. If you run out of butter, melt some more 🙂
Mix about 1/2 cup sugar with 2 tablespoons cinnamon.
Wrap dough around one large marshmallow. Be sure to seal the dough around the marshmallow. Since my biscuits were so large, I used 1/2 Grand biscuit for each marshmallow. You can also use crescent rolls or homemade dough.
Dip the sealed roll in melted butter. We don’t coat the entire ball with butter, usually only half the roll.
Roll the entire ball in cinnamon sugar. Even if there is no butter on the roll, the cinnamon sugar will stick to the dough.
Set the rolls in a greased or sprayed pan. Leave space between the rolls for them to rise. We leave our rolls covered overnight so they are light & fluffy.
On Sunday morning, bake the rolls at 350 about 10-14 minutes, until golden brown. You can see the marshmallow melting out of these rolls. Wait until you taste them!
I made these last night to show you how we do it. Hunter was studying for a Psychology test, so I wrapped up the hot rolls and delivered them on campus. They were rich & yummy! Hopefully they helped him study better…haha!
It is a great object lesson for kids of all ages. Even a 3 year old can understand the marshmallow was there on Saturday night, but not on Sunday morning. What a great way to share Jesus rising from the dead & leaving the tomb empty. As your kids grow older, you can discuss that Jesus is the only man who has ever conquered death.
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