Thursday, April 09, 2009

Empty Tomb Rolls

My friend Stacy sent this to me and we did it with the kids tonight. It was a cute and yummy way to reinforce what Easter is all about.


Large Marshmallows
Melted Butter
Cinnamon & Sugar Mix
Crescent Roll
Cavity in bun

1.Take a marshmallow. This represents Jesus.

2.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 can either represent the wrapping of Jesus’ body after death or the Tomb. Matt. 27:57–61; John 19:38–42

5.Place in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or as directed on the package of the crescent rolls. (The oven can represent the tomb if the roll is representing the wrapping—pretend like it was three days!) Take the role of the guards at Jesus’ tomb. Stand guard at the oven.

6.Let the rolls cool slightly. Open your crescent rolls and discover that Jesus is no longer there, HE IS RISEN!!!! (The marshmallow melts and the crescent roll is puffed up, but empty.)
Jesus is Risen! Now read Matthew 28:5-8; Mark 16:4-8; Luke 24:1-6; John 20:1-18; Isaiah 25:8


sarah watson said...

We did these last year with my mom and the girls...they were SO good that I've made them a 100 times since...

Jennifer said...

I love this! They did it last year in Benjamin's S.S. class. But, he got a little confused and was telling everybody that at Easter, Jesus went up to Heaven in a marshmallow. We'll try it again and hopefully he'll understand it this year! :)


That is really neat Lacey. I too got the email, but Luke is a little young for it huh! Very cool that you have Ellie and Gavin to do bake and share the meaning of Easter with!

Emily said...

We're planning on doing that on Sunday. I thought it looked so cute. I'm glad the kids liked it!!

Courtney said...

What a good idea! Jennifer's comment is hilarious! Sounds like what Cate would say...

Mike and Jess Richey said...

Love it!!

ChrissyK said...

These were great! What a great idea. We had a similar thing that had to do with cookies... but they didnt sound too good. this recipe sounded much better, easier and shorter. Thanks. This will be a tradition for us. :)