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Easter Breakfast: Resurrection Rolls

By bellalimento |

Resurrection Rolls have been an Easter breakfast tradition in our house for as long as I can remember. They’re called resurrection rolls {or empty tomb rolls} because when you bake them they become hollow, representing the empty tomb of Easter morning. It’s not only a tasty treat but a wonderful way to explain the meaning of Easter.

The crescent rolls represent the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in. The marshmallow represents Jesus. The butter/cinnamon sugar represents the oils and spices that were used to anoint the body of Jesus. Wrapping of the crescent roll around the covered marshmallow represents the wrapping of Jesus’ body after death. The oven represents the tomb, and once the rolls are baked they become hollow, representing that the tomb is empty and Jesus has risen!

Resurrection Rolls
What you’ll need:
1 can of refrigerated crescent rolls
8 large marshmallows
2-3 tablespoons unsalted butter – melted
1/4 cup cinnamon sugar

What to do:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Unroll crescent roll triangles and place them on a rimmed cookie sheet that has been lined with a silpat {or other silicone mat}.

3. Dip marshmallow into melted butter and then roll all sides in cinnamon sugar. Place covered marshmallow on the widest end of crescent roll. Roll crescent roll over marshmallow, making sure that it’s sealed on all sides{otherwise the marshmallow will leak}. Place on baking sheet. Continue until all are complete.

4. Bake for approximately 10-12 minutes OR until golden. Allow rolls to cool for 1-2 minutes before serving.

For even more Easter treats, check out “Easter Basket Case: 12 homemade treats for kids

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Paula Jones started her blog, Bell'alimento, in 2009 as a place to share her recipes with her friends and family. Along with her delicious recipes being a staple on Babble's Food channel, Jones has been featured on sites such as: Saveur, CNN’s Eatocracy, The Cooking Channel, and The Washington Post.

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8 thoughts on “Easter Breakfast: Resurrection Rolls

  1. Lana @ Never Enough Thyme says:

    I’ve not heard of these before, but I truly love the way each ingredient represents and helps tell the story of Easter. Beautiful!

  2. bridget {bake at 350} says:

    These are SO cool! I’m definitely making these for Easter! thank you!

  3. Cathy Sweeney says:

    Never heard of Resurrection Rolls, but I like the idea. They also sounds very tasty. Nice Easter recipe.

  4. Kristen says:

    Someone was just telling me about these this weekend, but using biscuits. Such a great idea!

  5. Beverly says:

    PLUS the sweetness inside the “tomb” represents the Sweetness of The Lord’s Resurrection and that we will all live again!

  6. Cookbook Queen says:

    I’ve made these several times and always love them!!

  7. DessertForTwo says:

    What a great thing to make for Easter! Love this tradition and all the meaning behind it :)

  8. Mrsblocko says:

    I made these and the marshmellows did not melt, they just got extra poofy and busted through their tombs. I was extra careful to seal the seams too. I have no idea what happend. Maybe the preservatives in the marshmellows? I have a picture of what happened here on my blog.

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