I found this concept/recipe via Pinterest and knew it was something I wanted to try with my kids. They boys were really responsive to it and the little rolls were a fun treat. I think this will become an annual Easter activity at our house!
1 package of crescent rolls
8 large marshmallows
1 Tbsp melted butter
1 Tbsp sugar mixed with 1 tsp cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350'.
While the oven is preheating, read a story of Christ's Passion. (We chatted about a children's Way of the Cross we participated in yesterday, then read a portion of this book) After reading, explain the symbolism of the ingredients in today's recipe. The marshmallow will be symbolic of Jesus Christ, white and pure without sin. The melted butter will be symbolic of the oils that Jesus' body was anointed with. The cinnamon and sugar mixture will be symbolic of the herbs used to prepare Jesus' body for burial. The crescent rolls will be symbolic of the cloths that Jesus' body was wrapped in. The oven will be symbolic of the tomb.
Roll each marshmallow in melted butter, then in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Roll up inside a crescent roll, and seal tightly on all sides, place on a baking sheet. Put them inside the "tomb"(oven) and bake at 350` for 12 minutes.
While the rolls are baking, read from the Gospel about the resurrection. (We choose to read Matthew 28: 1-10)
After they are finished baking, remove the rolls form the tomb/oven. Once the rolls have cooled to the touch, break them open with your hands and see that the marshmallow is no longer there. "He isn't here! God as raised him to life, just as Jesus said he would. Come see the place where his body was lying" (Matt2 8:6)