Resurrection Rolls

By CAROL LINDLEY,

Friend Martha Sanderson mentioned to me that Easter is on April 1st this year!  So I am trying to get some of my favorite recipes in my column.

The Resurrection Rolls are so delicious, and I like to make them when I can.  The story is delightful and appeals to girls and boys of all ages.  The recipe is delicious, and they make your house smell like you have cooked all day. I think Barbara Phillips has made them as much as I have.

To make them you will need 1 can of Crescent Rolls, melted butter, 1 package large marshmallows, cinnamon and sugar.

 Give each child a crescent triangle.  The Crescent triangle represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in. Give each child a marshmallow;  this represents Jesus white for sinless.  Have each child dip the marshmallow in the melted butter, which represents the oils of embalming. 

Then dip the marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar, which represents the spices that anointed the body. Then wrap the coated marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll by bringing the ends in and fold under to completely seal. This represents the wrapping of Jesus’ body. Then place in an oven for 10-12 minutes at 350 degrees.  The oven represents the tomb.  When the rolls have cooled slightly, the children open their rolls, representing the cloth and discover that Jesus is no longer there. He is Risen!  The marshmallows melt away and the roll expands.

I have always loved this story, because for one thing, it is a hands-on learning experience, and the rolls are delicious!

Thought for the week: On Parents: Our children are the only  possessions we can take to heaven. From: The Complete Book of Zingers by Croft M. Pentz. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers.