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Easter Empty Tomb Rolls – Kid Friendly Breakfast or Treat

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Empty Tomb Rolls as a kid friendly Easter Breakfast recipe

Easter Empty Tomb Rolls

I am so excited that spring is almost here as it’s my favorite season of the year! I love the trees coming back in bloom, the beautiful flowers popping up everywhere and all the reminders of new life emerging around us! And with springtime comes one of our favorite holidays, Easter.

As a family, we participate in some fun Easter traditions such as egg hunts & dyeing eggs, but most importantly, we want to make sure that our girls understand the real meaning behind Easter and why we celebrate – the fact that Jesus died on the cross for each of us & he rose again on Easter morning, a reminder to us of the new life that each of us can have when we trust in Jesus as our Savior.

We love these Empty Tomb Rolls as they are a yummy treat to make together for Easter breakfast or any time over the Easter weekend. But more importantly, they are a simple yet meaningful way to illustrate Easter morning to kids.

You use just 5 ingredients and have your kids help you make the rolls. The dough represents the tomb where Jesus was taken when he was killed on the cross and the marshmallow represents Jesus’ body. After you bake the roll, the marshmallow will melt away & when you open up the cooked roll, it will be empty, just as Jesus’ tomb was empty on Easter morning.

The symbolism just makes it a wonderful illustration for kids to understand that Jesus rose from the grave. And it’s a fun tradition to make together on Easter morning for breakfast or as a special treat on Good Friday or Saturday night, before Easter morning.

 

Easter Empty Tomb Rolls Recipe:

Ingredients for Empty Tomb Rolls

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of refrigerated Crescent Rolls or Biscuits  -you could also use homemade dough -even better! We used the refrigerated Jumbo biscuits for ours.
  • 8-10  Large Marshmallows
  • Melted Butter {around 1/4 cup}
  • 1 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees (or whatever the package directions say)

Mix the sugar & cinnamon together in a bowl.

Keep the melted butter in a separate bowl.

Using biscuits for Empty Tomb Rolls

Give each person a crescent roll triangle or a biscuit dough circle (with our biscuits, we used a rolling pin to flatten them a bit & make them larger or just use the palm of your hands to flatten them) – This represents the tomb where Jesus was buried.

Give each person a marshmallow – this represents the body of Christ

Dipping marshmallow into butter

First dip your marshmallow in the melted butter – make sure it’s covered in butter on all sides.

Then roll the marshmallow in the cinnamon/sugar mixture so it’s coated.

Placing Marshmallow on dough for Empty Tomb Rolls

Next, lay the cinnamon/sugar coated marshmallow in the center of the crescent roll or biscuit.

Pinching the dough for Empty Tomb Rolls

Sealing the marshmallow in dough for Empty Tomb Rolls

Then carefully wrap the dough around the marshmallow & make sure to pinch the seams really good to keep the marshmallow in.

We like to add a little extra melted butter & cinnamon / sugar mixture on the outside of the roll as well to make it even sweeter.

Ready to bake Empty Tomb Rolls

Place on a baking sheet and bake your rolls according to the package directions.

Empty Tomb Rolls after baking

Let the rolls cool after you take them out of the oven.

Empty Tomb Rolls for Easter Sunday

Have your children “break open the tomb” and see that the tomb is empty & Christ is gone – He is risen!

Printable Recipe for Easter Empty Tomb Rolls:

Empty Tomb Rolls as the perfect kid-friendly treat for Good Friday & Easter

Here’s a printable version of the Easter Empty Tomb Rolls recipe for you to print off to put in your recipe binder or notebook.

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Easter Empty Tomb Rolls

Making Empty Tomb Rolls together are the perfect kid friendly Easter morning breakfast or treat to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus

  • Author: Jen

Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 can of refrigerated Crescent Rolls or Biscuits  -you could also use homemade dough -even better! We used the refrigerated Jumbo biscuits for ours.
  • 810  Large Marshmallows
  • Melted Butter {around 1/4 cup}
  • 1 tablespoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees (or whatever the package directions say)
  2. Mix the sugar & cinnamon together in a bowl.
  3. Keep the melted butter in a separate bowl.
  4. Give each person a crescent roll triangle or a biscuit dough circle (with our biscuits, we used a rolling pin to flatten them a bit & make them larger or just use the palm of your hands to flatten them) – This represents the tomb where Jesus was buried.
  5. Give each person a marshmallow – this represents the body of Christ
  6. First dip your marshmallow in the melted butter – make sure it’s covered in butter on all sides. Then roll the marshmallow in the cinnamon/sugar mixture so it’s coated.
  7. Next, lay the cinnamon/sugar coated marshmallow in the center of the crescent roll or biscuit. Then carefully wrap the dough around the marshmallow & make sure to pinch the seams really good to keep the marshmallow in.
  8. Place on a baking sheet and bake your rolls according to the package directions. Let them cool.
  9. Have your children “break open the tomb” and see that the tomb is empty & Christ is gone – He is risen!

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