Thursday, April 21, 2011

Resurrection Rolls

Resurrection Rolls

Here's a new twist on the Resurrection Cookie idea for Easter, both are recipes you can do with your kids/grand kids in order for them to understand the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This fun recipe uses Crescent rolls and a disappearing marshmallow!

Preheat Oven to 350 degrees

Crescent rolls
Melted butter
Large marshmallows

Give each child a triangle of crescent rolls. The crescent roll represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in.

Read Matthew 27:57-61

1. Give each child a marshmallow. This represents Jesus.
2. Have him/her dip the marshmallow in melted butter. This represents the oils of embalming.
3. Now dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar which represents the spices used to anoint the body.
4. Then wrap up the coated marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll (not like a typical crescent roll up, but bring the sides up and seal the marshmallow inside.) This represents the wrapping of Jesus' body after death.
5. Place in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. (The oven represents the tomb - pretend like it was three days!)
6. Let the rolls cool slightly. The children can open their rolls (cloth) and discover that Jesus is no longer there, HE IS RISEN!!!! (The marshmallow melts and the crescent roll is puffed up, but empty.)

Now read Matthew 28:5-8

Explain: At the tomb, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary saw an angel, who told them not to be afraid. No one had taken Jesus' body, but He Had risen from the dead! The angel told the women to go and tell the disciples what they had seen, that Jesus had risen from the dead. They were so excited, they ran all the way home to tell the disciples the good news! He is risen from the dead! Alleluia!

After that Jesus appeared in person to Peter, then to the 12 disciples and after that, to more than 500 people. Jesus' appearance to eyewitnesses, those who saw Him with their own eyes, would give support and prove that Jesus rose from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:3-6).

By rising from the dead, Jesus proved once and for all that He was the Messiah, the Savior of the World, the Chosen One, and the Lamb of God. By dying on the cross and rising from the dead, Jesus did what no other had ever done before. As both God and man, He overcame sin, death, and hell. And now because of what Jesus has done, these things no longer have any power over those who believe in Jesus and allow His Spirit to lead and direct them. Rather than being slaves to sin and death, Christians ( those who love and believe in Jesus) are free to obey God and do good ( Romans 6:17-18). The Bible says in John 8:36, "If therefore the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed."

However, we will only obey God if we listen to the Holy Spirit our helper. He enables believers in Jesus to do the right thing. It is important that we read the Bible (God's Word) because one of the ways the Holy Spirit helps us obey God is by reminding us of what He says to us in His Word. God's Spirit will never go against his Word. In fact, when we read God's Word, we are listening to the Holy Spirit. Of course, you won't always do the right thing; the Bible says this ) 1 John 1:5-10). But that is why we need to continue to confess our sins knowing that God forgives us, based on what Jesus did on the cross. This is also a reason we need to spend time with other believers in Christ so they can encourage us in our faith.

May you have a blessed and meaningful Easter!

- Author Unknown -


  1. New follower came over from the Friday Blog Hop.

  2. Hi Lisa! Thanks for stopping by! Now following!
    Plus... I love the monkeys!!

    xoxo, Amy

  3. This recipe is great! I love how every step represents the death and resurrection of Christ. Very special!
    Thanks for hopping by my blog!
    I'm returning the follow! Glad I did!

  4. Thanks so much for stopping by, these sound great! Happy Easter!

  5. These were the topic of discussion recently between a bunch of us moms waiting at a sporting event! But your instructions are much better! Glad you found me and my bunny dress because it led me to your blog! I’m now following you back! :)

  6. Thanks for stopping by! I followed you on GFC, NB and voted for you on Circle of Moms. I'm really interested in the prospect of homeschooling but do not know if I would be disciplined enough to do it. I'm having a hard enough time just trying to blog. lol! Anyway, would love it if you would follow me back on Networked Blogs...
    Appreciate it! Have a great weekend and a very Happy Empty Tomb Day!

  7. Hmm I've never had resurrection cookies before. Thank you for the follow and toasting to Anna! We truly appreciate the sentiment to such a wonderful woman :)I hope you and your children love her cookies as much as hers did.

  8. Love this!!! I will use it this weekend with my children!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Have a great weekend!


  9. This is a wonderful post! Great idea! :) I am your newest follower from the finding new friends blog hop. I am one of the hosts! Stopping by to say hi! Hope to see ya on all my blogs :)

  10. Wonderful! I use to be a teacher. I saw you on hop. please follow and Happy Easter!

  11. Hi! This is a wonderful idea - thank you for sharing.

    I'm following you on GFC and Networked Blogs from the Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop! I look forward to enjoying your blog!


  12. Hello, there is so much to learn here. I am always looking for new ideas to enhance lesson plans. I am from the 'Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop' and just signed up for email updates and joined as GraceandMe.

  13. Following via Finding New Friends Blog Hop
    Life Below Zero

    So happy to find you, I've been looking for the home school Moms!
    Color by Numbers has provided some beautiful educational software to give away to my readers! I am a veteran Home School Mom and jumped at the chance to get this software to kids that need this! Stop by and check it out.

  14. Great idea! I wish I had more crescent rolls in the fridge. Visiting this time through the Mom-Blogger Blog Link-Up (but already following you through the crew.)

  15. Newest follower- getting caught up on my blog hopping. Better later than never. Please return the favor and visit me too.

  16. Pretty creative recipe, I'll try it with my twins! I'm always looking for Jesus-centric Easter activities.

    Following you on the Finding new friends weekend blog hop, GFC'd you and signed up for the email subscription, and signed up for the RSS Atom post feed.

    C'mon over and take a look at Twice Blessed Life! we've got some neat giveaways going on right now :)

  17. I just learned about these cookies tonight from another friend. What a cool message for the kids to understand!

    I am a new follower from Mom bloggers Linky! Love for you to stop by and say hi!

    Happy Easter!

  18. I ADORE THIS RECEIPE! I shared it on Fb this weekend. Thank YOU for sharing it.

    This morning I could say that I am stopping by from Mom-Bloggers-Linky, but we would both know that that was not completely why I am stopping by. LOL. Have a wonderful Easter!

  19. Thanks for “Stalking Me!” I'm Stalking back! Following on GFC with Both of my blogs as Mrs. Marine and as Novel Bloggers:
    Please follow my other blog if you haven’t already. Don’t forget to stop by next week and link up again on "Stalk Hop Friday"!

  20. This is wonderful, Lisa! Thank you very much for sharing the recipe AND the reason. Beautiful and meaningful! Blessings to you and your family!!

  21. Now that is neat. My wife loves the idea. God bless.

    Encouraging Thoughts for Life

  22. thank you for sharing this idea!/brightpaths