Thursday, March 28, 2013

Empty Tomb Rolls

One tradition for Easter that is really fun is making empty tomb or resurrection rolls.  These use everyday food items to symbolize the true meaning of Easter. 

  • The marshmallows (ideally, use white) represent Jesus – pure white because He lived a sinless life (Hebrews 4:15, 1 Peter 2:22). 
  • The melted butter represents the oil that was used to prepare Jesus’s body after He was crucified, and the cinnamon and sugar mirror the spices (John 19:39-40). 
  • The crescent rolls symbolize the tomb, into which Jesus was placed; sealed tightly after placing in His body (Mark 15:46, Matthew 27:63-66).
  • On Sunday morning when the women returned to Jesus’ tomb, they found the tomb empty, as Jesus had risen from the dead just like He prophesied (Like 24: 1-7). 

Frog Prince and I enjoy making these together and reading the Scriptures, and plan to continue this tradition to enjoy on Easter morning!

Empty Tomb Rolls – Adapted from here



Prepare the whole wheat crescent rolls according to directions found here

Roll out the crescent roll dough into a circle, and then cut into 6-8 wedges. 

Dip the marshmallows in butter. 

Then, roll them in cinnamon and sugar. 

Place the marshmallows onto each crescent dough triangle.  If you use jumbo marshmallows, you will only need 1 marshmallow.  We used up the marshmallows we had, and put 2-3 in each square.  What can I say… we don’t like to waste food. 

Wrap up the marshmallow in the crescent roll dough.  Seal them really tight. 

Dip the dough ball in butter and cinnamon and sugar.

Place the rolls into a muffin tin that has been lightly greased.  We used jumbo tins. 

Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes until lightly browned. 

Serve warm. 

“He is not here; he has risen, just like he said” (Matthew 28:6). 


  1. We tried these last year (although I used Trader Joe's crescent rolls) and we loved them. Thanks for the tip to put them in a muffin tin.
    Happy Easter!

  2. love this!!
    love your blog!
    thanks for sharing, we have enjoyed so many of your recipes!!


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