Resurrection rolls are such a fun easy way to round out this week leading up to Easter. I always save them to be closest to Easter Sunday so that we can share them at our Easter gathering or eat them for breakfast before church. Easter for us is about Jesus’ death and resurrection… but even if that is not what you celebrate on Easter these are a fun, simple, and tasty treat to make with your little one. You can’t go wrong with bread, butter. cinnamon and sugar… the final product is gooey, caramel-y, cinnamon-y deliciousness!
The ingredients are super simple: A can of biscuits or crescents, (we used biscuits this time and they cracked open, our marshmallow didn’t just disappear it burst out of our biscuits!), 8-10 marshmallows depending on the number of your crescents/biscuits, cinnamon sugar (about 1/4c sugar combined with 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon- this is up to your flavor preference), and a half stick of melted butter.
To get started have your child first dunk the marshmallow- representing Jesus’ body-first into the butter and then into the cinnamon sugar. These represent the oil and spices used to prepare his body.
Then, wrap the marshmallow inside of the dough- this is the tomb. Be sure to pinch all of the openings closed, or you’ll end up with a big puddle of buttered marshmallow on your sheet pan. Yes, I’ve learned from experience on that one. On that note, I recommend covering your pan with foil or parchment! Just in case of a major explosion you have less to clean up!
We had a little butter and cinnamon sugar left over, so we brushed the tops with butter and sprinkled them with the remaining cinnamon sugar. Yum!
Now bake according to your package instructions- ours was 400 degrees for 10-13 minutes and 10 minutes was all we needed. Like I said, for some reason our biscuits exploded this year! Our marshmallows were very, very gone!
If your rolls don’t explode like ours did, go ahead and cut them open when it’s snack time and talk about how the marshmallow disappeared. This represents Jesus having risen again on Easter Sunday. It’s fun no matter what Easter is for you, it’s a chance to work together with your child in the kitchen!
In this activity there are a lot of great chances for fine motor movements (picking up, dipping, coating the marshmallow, wrapping up the marshmallow…), sensory experiences (feeling, tasting, and smelling), and early science… that disappearing marshmallow!
Hopefully you enjoy this activity as much as we did!