Easter is a fun time of year for baking enthusiasts. Recipes abound for spring-colored cakes, cupcakes, loaves of bread and tasty pies. Tweens especially love to spend time in the kitchen creating goodies they can make themselves, with limited adult supervision.

Resurrection rolls are one tried-and-true recipe that your tween can easily manage and even share with younger siblings. The best part? These treats carry a wonderful lesson of faith.


What you’ll need:

Package of crescent roll dough


Melted butter

Cinnamon-sugar blend


This is the story of the resurrection rolls:

The white marshmallow stands for Jesus. He was pure and without sin when He died on the cross. His friends took his body and anointed it with oil.

{Roll the marshmallow in the melted butter.}

They covered his body in spices.

{Roll the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon-sugar.}

And then they wrapped Him in burial cloths…

{Wrap the marshmallow inside the crescent roll dough and seal it well.}

And placed Him in the tomb.

{Arrange the crescent roll treats on a parchment-lined baking pan or inside cupcake liners/tins and bake according to package directions.}

On the third day, they looked in the tomb.

{When the rolls are baked and cooled, break one open.}

Jesus was not there! He is risen!

{The marshmallows will have melted into an ooey, gooey, tasty treat!}

Happy Easter, everyone!