Monday, March 25, 2013

Resurrection Rolls

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We've been making Resurrection Rolls for years now.  When my cherubs were itty-bitty, we began making these.

This has been around for many years; I didn't create it -- I simply duplicated it!
It's one of the ways we celebrate the Easter season and my cherubs still ask when we're going to make the Resurrection Rolls!
We read the Resurrection Story found in Scripture and then we make these treats.
This is usually an activity for us to do on Saturday before Easter, but any time you can carve out this week would be a fun experience for your family.
Prior to making the treats, read John 19 while the oven is pre-heating according to the package directions.  If you have time, or if your cherubs are older, you can actually read John 12-19, which will give you the entire story.
Resurrection Rolls
1 can of Crescent Rolls
1/3-1/2 cup melted butter
Bowl of Cinnamon/Sugar Mixture
8 Large Marshmallows

After the oven is preheated, begin making your treats, using the following as a "talking guide"with your family.

Unroll the crescent rolls. Explain that this symbolizes the cloth they wrapped Jesus in.

Each person then takes a marshmallow.  Explain that it represents Jesus… all white and pure because He was without sin.

Then, roll the marshmallows in the melted butter. This symbolizes the oils that were used to prepare His body.

Roll the marshmallows in the cinnamon sugar. This represents the spices used to prepare his body for burial.

Next, wrap the marshmallow in the crescent roll cloth, pinching the dough together securely. Don’t worry about the shape so much, they’ll taste the same no matter how you roll or bundle them. This represents how they would have wrapped Jesus’ body.

Put the rolls in the oven (symbolizing the tomb) and bake for the amount of time specified on the package.

While the rolls are baking, read John 20:1-18.

Open the oven (or the tomb) and remove the rolls. When they’re cool enough to handle, break one open and discover what happened to the marshmallow. Jesus is not there, He is Risen!  

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