Resurrection Rolls
Resurrection Rolls


Resurrection rolls present a great opportunity to share with your children what our Saviour Jesus Christ did for us and His triumphant victory over sin, death, and the grave. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. I Corinthians 15:55-57

Read John 19 with your children before beginning to make the resurrection rolls. As you and your children make the rolls explain the symbolism of the ingredients and process.


  • Marshmallow: the body of Jesus Christ
  • Unrolling and separating the dough: the linen clothes used to wrap the body
  • Cinnamon, sugar, butter: the spices and aloe used to prepare Christ’s body for burial
  • Oven and baking time: the three days Christ’s body rested in the grave
  • Empty roll: empty tomb after Jesus rose from the dead (Let your children discover the empty roll before explaining it.)

Resurrection Roll Recipe

Pearl and Uganda


1 can of crescent roll dough (12 ounces)

2 tablepoons sugar

½ tablespoon ground cinnamon

8 large marshmallows

2 tablespoons melted butter


  1. Roll out and separate crescent roll dough into eight triangles.
  2. Combine sugar and cinnamon.
  3. Roll marshmallows in butter and then cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  4. Pinch one dough triangle around each marshmallow sealing all edges.
  5. Place rolls in greased muffin pans. The muffin cups will help to contain any marshmallow liquid that may ooze out of the roll while baking.
  6. Bake at the time and temperature recommended on the crescent roll package or until rolls are golden brown. While the rolls are baking, read John 20:1-18.
  7. Allow rolls to cool slightly. Eat while still warm.

View the "Educational Crafts and Activities" article for more fun ideas to do with your children!

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