Resurrection Rolls

With Easter (and April Fool’s Day!) coming up soon in a couple weeks, I’m sure there will be a plethora of posts about different holiday traditions (and pranks! Don’t forget those!) but despite that, I wanted to share a fun tradition that the kidlets and I have done for the past several years.

Resurrection Rolls!  They are so easy, fun, and yummy.  Don’t take the story too seriously (I know people can take offense to Jesus being represented by a marshmallow!) But it’s only a recipe; just a fun thing to help make the holiday more meaningful than just easter egg hunts and chocolate bunnies. 🙂

The symbolism of each ingredient is simple.
Marshmallow – Represents Jesus
Butter,  Cinnamon & Sugar Mixture – Represent the oils and spices used to anoint His body after death
Crescent Roll – Represents the tomb

This is a recipe that is a MUST the kiddos help with.  It’s easy enough to let them do it alone with a little supervision.  In the recipe, the marshmallow is dipped in butter and cinnamon, and wrapped in the crescent roll dough.  After the rolls finish baking, the kiddos can see a very visual representation of the resurrection.  You can make the story as detailed or not as you like.


Resurrection Rolls

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 rolls


  • 2 tubes crescent roll dough
  • 16 large marshmallows
  • 6 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 tbsp cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.  

  2. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray. 

  3. Separate crescent rolls into triangles. Lay each of them out flat. 

  4. In a small bowl, mix cinnamon and sugar.

  5. Dip each marshmallow into butter and then into the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Make sure each is covered thoroughly.

  6. Place the marshmallow onto the wide end of the crescent triangle and roll it up to wrap the marshmallow completely. Try to ensure there are no holes that the melted marshmallow can seep out through.

  7. Place onto your baking sheet and bake them for 9 to 11 minutes or until the rolls are golden brown.

  8. Once baked, enjoy the surprise!

Recipe Notes

This recipe can also be halved for smaller families, but we like the bigger batch since they are so yummy! 😉 


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