Empty Tomb Rolls

Empty Tomb Rolls

By Renee McCausey

“And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.” Luke 24 2-3 ESV


This tradition is one our family used for many Easter breakfasts.  It is a great  visual tool for children to understand that Jesus did not stay in that tomb!  These can be used for a class or lesson during the Easter season or just a great time to spend teaching your kids the real meaning of Easter.

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1 can crescent rolls
2 Tbls. cinnamon
8-Large marshmallows
2  Tbls. Sugar
¼ cup melted butter

(you can adjust the amount of depending on how many you want to make)


1.      Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
2.      Separate crescent rolls into individual triangles.
3.      In a small bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar or use a shaker.
4.      Melt the butter and spread on the dough. Sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Place marshmallow into the center of a dough triangle. Carefully wrap the dough around the marshmallow. Pinch the seams together tightly to seal in marshmallow as it melts. Place on a baking sheet. Repeat.


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5.      Bake in a preheated oven until golden brown, about 15 minutes.

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Cut the rolls open when cooled. There will be a hole where the marshmallows melted and the truth of the empty tomb will show!









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