Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Rolls

These rolls are such a neat (and very Duggar-y, I might add) way to tell the Easter Story to children.  And since we'd spent the evening hunting eggs and visiting the Easter Bunny, we thought it'd be a good way to remind us all why we celebrate Easter.

1 can of refrigerated crescent rolls
8 large marshmallows
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Separate crescent rolls and give one to each child.  In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon together. Dip marshmallow into melted butter, then roll in the sugar mixture. Let each child put a marshmallow in center of a crescent dough triangle and wrap carefully, pinching at seams to seal tightly. Place on baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool, break open and enjoy the empty center!!

Get it?  It's the tomb. It's empty.  You can tell them that the dough is the tomb and the marshmallow is Jesus, but then your 3 year old might get panicked and say, "I'm gonna cook Jesus?!" So you might want to leave that part out.  It's up to you. :)
 
He is risen, indeed! Happy Easter.