Jesus rolls are a FAVORITE Easter treat at our house! Our whole family looks forward to them every year! They’re super easy and a great way to illustrate part of the Easter story.
You only need a few simple ingredients: crescent rolls, marshmallows, cinnamon, sugar, and butter.
The marshmallow represents Jesus (regular marshmallows will do – Jumbo Jesus won’t fit in the crescent roll!) and you’ll prepare your marshmallow for the tomb by dipping it in melted butter then rolling it in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. There’s no real measuring here. Just eyeball it equal parts cinnamon to sugar!
Once your marshmallow is prepared for burial, you’ll place it on a crescent roll that you’ve laid out on a baking sheet. Wrap the edges up and pinch any openings together so your marshmallow is completely covered. We always spend this time dipping and rolling and wrapping talking about the cross and how Jesus was laid in the tomb with a big stone in front of the opening.
After you’ve wrapped all of your marshmallows, you’ll just pop them in the oven and bake for about 10 minutes at 350 (or per the instructions on your crescent rolls). While they bake, you can talk about the three days before the Resurrection or read a quick Bible story about Easter.
The best part is once you’ve taken your “tombs” out of the oven and let them cool a little bit, you break it open to look inside. Cam is almost nine and he still gasps every year! When they were little, I’d ask them if they thought the marshmallow was still inside. Of course it is, right? Why wouldn’t it be? BECAUSE THE TOMB IS EMPTY! When you open the little tombs, the marshmallow is gone and the tomb is empty!
Happy Easter, everyone! Try this out at your house and let me know how it goes!