Friday, March 29, 2013

Resurrection Rolls

The kids and I did a fun (and yummy) little project for Easter, helping them understand what we believe about Easter.  The kids loved making these rolls and they are so simple that they could do almost everything themselves.

Here's what you'll need:

Large marshmallows
Grands! biscuits, any variety
3-4 Tbsp. melted butter or margarine
Cinnamon sugar

This is the cinnamon sugar that I used.  It's from Alison's Pantry and it was WAY good!  I loved the added flavor of the vanilla.  I can't wait to try it in more of my cooking and baking!

If you don't have this kind of cinnamon sugar, you can just make your own by mixing 1/2 cup granulated sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon.

(Luke chapters 23 & 24)
The biscuit will represent the tomb.
Flatten out a biscuit.

After Jesus died on the cross, he was taken to a tomb and his disciples covered his body (the marshmallow) with special oils (the butter) and spices (the cinnamon sugar).
Place a marshmallow into the melted butter, then cover with the cinnamon sugar.

Then they laid his body in the tomb and enclosed him in it.
Put the covered marshmallow on the flattened biscuit and completely cover the marshmallow with the biscuit, sealing off any holes.

Place on a baking sheet.
*Some of my kids wanted to dip their rolls into the butter and cinnamon sugar too.  That made for even tastier rolls!*

Bake at 350 degrees for about 14 minutes, or until golden brown.

Place on a cooling rack to cool enough to be handled.

After 3 days, Jesus' disciples discovered that the tomb was empty and that Jesus had been resurrected. 
When they've cooled enough, break open the rolls to see their empty, hollow interiors.

Happy Easter, everyone!

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