Easter Resurrection Rolls

These rolls are a perfect way to help us focus on the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. The marshmallows placed inside the rolls before baking disappear after they have been baked. See the cute Ministering gift idea with tag below.

(isn’t this picture of the roll perfect! I had to share it with you all it’s from Barbara H’s site, her hubby took the picture.)

Ingredients & Symbolism

  • Large Marshmallows – body of Jesus
  • Melted Butter – oils of embalming
  • Cinnamon & Sugar Mix- spices used to anoint the body.
  • Crescent Roll – the wrapping of Jesus’ body or the tomb.
  • Oven – the tomb
  • Cavity in bun – the empty tomb or the empty cloths

Picture Instructions

There are lots of sites with instructions and pictures, no need to be redundant. So, here’s some of my favorite sites where you can get an idea of what it is they did and how their “tombs” turned out.

Download Printable PDF (4 on a page):


  1. Take a marshmallow. This represents Jesus.
  2. Dip the marshmallow in melted butter. This represents the oils of embalming.
  3. Now dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar which represents the spices used to anoint the body.
  4. Then wrap up 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 can either represent the wrapping of Jesus’ body after death or the Tomb. Matt. 27:57–61; John 19:38–42
  5. Place in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or as directed on the package of the crescent rolls. (The oven can represent the tomb if the roll is representing the wrapping—pretend like it was three days!) Take the role of the guards at Jesus’ tomb. Stand guard at the oven.
  6. Let the rolls cool slightly. Open your crescent rolls and discover that Jesus is no longer there, HE IS RISEN!!!! (The marshmallow melts and the crescent roll is puffed up, but empty.)
  7. Jesus is Risen! Now read Matthew 28:5-8; Mark 16:4-8; Luke 24:1-6; John 20:1-18; Isaiah 25:8

To make this into a gift simply gather all of the ingredients place them in an Easter Basket, Cellophane or a brown paper baggie. Print the 2 pages double-sided, cut out each tag, punch a hole and attach it to your Basket or baggie with ribbon or a staple if you’re using the brown baggie. Click the images above to download the PDF files for printing, there are 4 on one page to save paper.
Happy Easter!

This is in an effort to preserve my work. Post originally published on March 28, 2009 on my other site VisitingTeaching.net. http://visitingteaching.net/blog/2009/03/visiting-teaching-resurrection-rolls/