Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Resurrection Rolls and Other Fun Easter Recipes

Today, I have a collection of great recipes to make Easter a bit more memorable, and a bit more tasty, too!

First up is the Empty Tomb Cake that Jen mentioned last week. I mention this one first because it's what we do every year. My kiddos love it!

And if you aren't big cake eaters? What about resurrection cookies?  These meringue-type cookies are a great way to go if you like meringue and nuts; plus the recipe includes Bible verses for each step! {I'm also guessing that no matter what part of the world you are in, you should be able to get all the necessary ingredients!}

If you're looking for something really quick and have access to some more American-specific ingredients {or don't mind making all the parts from scratch.....of course, that wouldn't be very quick, would it!?!}, then maybe these Resurrection rolls are for you!

Resurrection Rolls

1 can crescent rolls {or equivalent dough if making from scratch}
1/2 c. butter, melted
large marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Give each child a triangle of crescent roll. The roll represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in.
Read Matthew 27:57-61.
Give each child a marshmallow. This represents Jesus.
Have him/her dip the marshmallow in the melted butter. This represents the oils of embalming.
Now dip the buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar which represents the spices used to anoint the body.
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 represents the wrapping of Jesus' body after death.
Place in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes. This represents the tomb {just pretend it is 3 days!}
Remove from oven and let rolls cool slightly.
The children can open their rolls {cloth} and discover that Jesus is no longer there, He is risen!
{The marshmallow melts and the crescent roll is puffed up, but empty.}
Read Matthew 28: 5-8.

Just two more links, if you're feeling nostalgic for American Easter candy?
Use the Christmas Buckeyes recipes, but roll them like eggs ~ they taste just like Reese's eggs!
Needing a Cadbury Creme Egg? Make your own, or make some Cadbury Egg Fudge!

Have a beautiful Resurrection Weekend, ladies!

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