Resurrection Rolls & Reading {Recipe} Tuesday Talk V11

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Easter is coming soon!

Easter is easily one of my favorite holidays of the year. I love this time of focusing our hearts on Christ’s redemptive work on the cross. There are so many ways that we do this in our home and I’m excited to share some of them with you, before Easter. I always have the best intentions to do this but following through can be so hard.

A couple of weeks ago I shared how you can make your own resurrection eggs and if you haven’t made yours yet, it’s not too late. The 2016 start date is tomorrow!

A simple resurrection roll recipe and story idea to bring the real story of Easter to life.

Today I wanted to share a long time Easter tradition of ours, resurrection rolls. I also want to share about one of our favorite books to read this time of the year as well.


Resurrection rolls are easy to make and tasty to eat too. I started making resurrection rolls with Marissa when she was just 3 years old and it is tradition that I am so glad we’ve kept.

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A simple resurrection roll recipe and story idea to bring the real story of Easter to life.

Resurrection Rolls
A fun recipe to make with kids celebrating the resurrection of Christ.
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370 calories
68 g
33 g
10 g
4 g
6 g
104 g
192 g
35 g
0 g
4 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 370
Calories from Fat 91
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 33mg
Sodium 192mg
Total Carbohydrates 68g
Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 35g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 1 Can of crescent rolls
  2. 8 Large marshmallows
  3. Small bowl of cinnamon sugar
  4. 2T Butter, melted
  1. 1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. 2) Dip the marshmallow into the butter then roll in the cinnamon sugar.
  3. Explain that the marshmallow represents Jesus' body and the butter & Sugar are the spice they prepared his body for burial with.
  4. 3) Wrap the marshmallow in the crescent roll sealing all of the edges tightly.
  5. Explain how they placed Jesus in the tomb and sealed it closed.
  6. 3) Bake for about 12 minutes or until golden brown on a lined (very important) cookie sheet. I like to use a silpat mat for easy clean-up.
  7. When the rolls are finished let them cool for a few minutes then reveal the empty tomb.
  8. He is risen, He is risen indeed!
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Easy & fun to make and the perfect visual of an empty tomb. 

 While we wait for our rolls to bake we have made it a tradition to read one of our favorite books.


In the 4 years that I have been reading this book with the girls I have yet to finish it with dry eyes. In a world of ‘once upon a time stories’ this book shares the ultimate fairy tale in a way that brings this mama to tears EVERY single time.

These are the Easter traditions that I dream of continuing with my grand-kids someday.
No eggs or bunnies, but the beautiful story of an empty tomb
The truth about Easter.

What is your favorite Easter tradition?

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  • Whitney Jordan

    Yum! These are delicious and work perfectly to tell your family about the Easter story.

    • Yes and yes! You would really love that book too I bet!

  • What an awesome idea. I love the message you can teach your little ones while spending time baking in the kitchen.

    • Me too! You totally should make these with Connor!

  • Love this! They made these at Kane’s daycare one year and not only did they have an awesome message, but they were yummy too!


    • They are so good, aren’t they. Food and a good message, I’m sold.

  • This is a great idea that my kids would love! We will definitely be doing this. 🙂

    • Thank you so much! I tried to comment on your blog post today but I am not sure that it ever let me. I did however try like 5 times so maybe it did and I look crazy. Lol!

      • Thank you! I got all five of your comments, but only published one. Hey, at least you didn’t post a selfie like I did the first time I commented on your blog!! Ha! That still cracks me up! 🙂

        • Baha ha! Oh goodness. Next time I won’t keep trying. lol! That was the best and hey it disappeared when I switched platforms so at least there is that :D!

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  • chall1018

    Oh friend! Thank you for sharing this. I just printed the recipe and added that book to my Amazon shopping cart. I can’t wait to make this a tradition in our family!! Easter is my favorite too. Adorable pictures of your sweet girls.

    • Yay! You will have the best time making them together. That book is UH-mazing. I purchased it from our churches book store and it was an instant favorite. If you can get through it without crying…. well I’d be impressed. Thank you so much! Happy almost Wednesday!

  • Im pretty sure last year was the first time I read about resurrection rolls and it was on your blog! I want to make them! Kinsey loves marshmallows. Also, how small and adorable was Marissa?!

    • Yes make them!!! You will have so much fun. Isn’t that crazy?! She was three… THREE!!! Oh goodness time goes by so fast.

  • What a great idea – I am going to do this with my sons this year! Thank you!

    • You are so welcome! I hope you have a great time making them.

  • Ruthie Gray

    This is so cool! I love it – we need to do this. Maybe tomorrow! 🙂

    • Do it! It is such a fun way to talk about why we really celebrate Easter. We will be making more soon too!

  • Jessica

    This is so cool! Such a great idea. Love the girls faces while reading the book.

    • Thanks Jessica! They are so fun, so good and so easy to make! Give them a try. Their faces were cracking me up. At one point I said “look happy!”

  • I have never made resurrection rolls, but I’m thinking I should. What a great idea!

    • You should totally make them with your bunch you would LOVE them so much.

  • Desiree @ Macke Monologues

    The book is now in my Amazon cart, and we will be making those rolls for our Easter brunch. What a beautiful idea for such a glorious time.

    • This book and the Jesus Storybook Bible are my all time favorites for kids, LOVE them.

      That is exactly what we did with the rolls last year. I’d love to have them for breakfast Easter morning before church… but let’s be realistic. I am lucky to eat crackers in the car on our way to church lolololol!

  • I love the meaning behind this tradition. I have never heard of “This Is No Fairy Tale”. I will need to look it up!

    • It is such a fun tradition to have with the kids. Oh goodness that book is the best. It and the Jesus Storybook Bible are my two favorite finds for kids. Have a great evening!

      • I just looked inside the book on Amazon and I am so tempted to buy it! Thanks for mentioning it. 🙂

        • It is so good Emily. I seriously still cry every time 4 years later :).

  • How easy and fun are these! I need to try these with my kiddos!

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