So I know that Easter is over but after hearing my mom rant and rave about how GOOD these were I thought we would give them a try. We missed having family night since my kids went home for a few days with my parents so tonight we made these as a family and went over this lesson with the kids. I was very proud of my kids when they started going over the story with us and how they understood why the rolls were hollow:) I loved their excitement to see that the marshmallow had disappeared.
Oh and BTW these are so YUMMY!! I think you can use the recipe any time of the year to teach your kids the importance of Christ's Resurrection and enjoy a tasty snack to go along with it!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Give each child a triangle of crescent rolls. The crescent roll represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in.
Give each child a large marshmallow cut in half, this represents Jesus. Have them dip the marshmallow in melted butter, which represents the oils of embalming. Then dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar which represent the spices used to anoint the body.
Then wrap the coated marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll (not like a typical crescent roll up, but bring the sides up and seal the marshmallow inside.) This represents the wrapping of Jesus' body after death.
Place in cupcake liners and in a muffin tin. Bake for 10-12 minutes. The oven represents the tomb.
When the rolls have cooled slightly, the children can open their rolls (cloth) and discover that Jesus is no longer there, He is risen. (The marshmallow and the crescent roll is puffed up, but empty.)