Yes, Lord…we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts. My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. Isaiah 26:8 NIV
Happy Easter to you my friends! I hope you spent your day surrounded by loved ones and made wonderful memories while celebrating Christ’s resurrection! Even though this Easter has almost come and gone until next year, I wanted to share with you a tradition that our family does each Easter morning – Resurrection Rolls. You could really choose to make these any morning this week – or just save them in your recipe box until next Easter – to celebrate Christ’s triumph over the grave!
Resurrection Rolls are a simple breakfast roll that I have been making on Easter since my kids were old enough to start to understand why we really celebrate the holiday – hint: it’s not really all about the chocolate bunnies and jelly beans, although those are fun too. Each year my kids look forward to preparing these rolls on Easter morning with me almost as much as they enjoy finding their hidden Easter baskets.
The use of refrigerated roll dough makes these very “doable” for a hectic Easter morning with little ones, and the rest of the ingredients involve little to almost no prep – just melted butter, marshmallows and cinnamon and sugar.
To start, give each child one triangle or circle section of dough. This represents the tomb.
Each child then takes one marshmallow which represents the body of Christ.
Dip the marshmallow in the butter and roll it in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. This represents the oils and spices Jesus’ body was anointed with upon burial.
Lay the marshmallow on the dough and carefully wrap it around the marshmallow. Make sure all seams are pinched together well. (Otherwise the marshmallow will ooze out of the seams)
Bake according to the dough package directions.
Allow to cool for a bit, then break open the “tomb” aka the roll and the “body of Christ” aka the marshmallow, is no longer there! It’s a great illustration for kids to see that the marshmallow has “disappeared” just as Jesus was no longer in the grave – he had risen from the dead!
Jesus died for you because he loves you so very much. What a joy to know our Father in heaven is good and continues to show us His love each and every day. Celebrate God’s love for you this Easter with these delicious, simple rolls. Below is the printable recipe. Enjoy!