My kids love making these HE HAS RISEN! rolls each year. They not only teach about Jesus' resurrection, but they actually taste good. A perfect breakfast activity to do the morning of Easter.
- 1/2 stick of butter (melted)
- 1 can of large refrigerated rolls (I prefer Pillsbury Grands)
- Large marshmallows (8 of them, do NOT use stale marshmallows)
- A bowl of cinnamon and sugar mix
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 1: Take the white marshmallow. Jesus was pure and sinless like this marshmallow.
Step 2: Roll marshmallow in butter and then in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. The butter represents the anointing oil and the cinnamon-sugar mixture represents the spices--both items were put on Jesus' body before they laid him in the tomb.
Step 3: Wrap the biscuit around the marshmallow and seal the dough around it. This part is very important--make sure the dough is completely sealed around the marshmallow. I wrap the dough around the marshmallow and pinch the dough together. After they put Jesus in the tomb, they rolled a large stone in front of it to seal it.
Step 4: Roll the ball of dough in butter and then into the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
Step 5: Place on the cookie sheet. Make sure that the side that you did the most "pinching" and "sealing" becomes the "bottom" of the tomb/roll. This will help keep the roll sealed. Otherwise, the roll will bake apart, exposing the marshmallow.
Step 6: Place the tray of rolls in oven for about 10-12 minutes or until done.
Step 7: Let the rolls cool and then serve.
Encourage your little sprout to break open the tomb to look for Jesus. Where is he? He has risen!
How do the rolls taste? "Taste and see that the Lord is good..." Psalm 34:8
The center of the roll tastes especially sweet. Easter is a time to celebrate the sweetest gift of all--our salvation through Jesus' resurrection. Although he was blameless, he died on the cross for our sins; was buried in a tomb from three days; then rose from the dead.