Quick & Easy Resurrection Rolls Recipe with Explanation

Easter is right around the corner and one of our favorite ways to illustrate his ascension to heaven is with this resurrection rolls recipe.

Resurrection roll\ illustrates that Jesus was in the tomb (the marshmallow) and 3 days later was not. When you pull the resurrection rolls out of the oven, the marshmallow will be gone.

We have resurrection rolls, or empty tomb rolls, as some call them every year around Easter. Not only is it a good illustration but they are delicious so double the recipe!

Quick & Easy Resurrection Rolls Recipe

You know I like to keep things simple around here and this recipe is no exception. You can whip these up in under 15 minutes which means not only is it a great breakfast option but it also makes a great snack or dessert too.

Resurrection Rolls Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup Butter, Melted
  • 8 Marshmallows (regular size)
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • Package of Crescent Rolls

Resurrection Rolls Directions

This is a great recipe for kids to help you in the kitchen. It’s not too messy and a great way to spend some time together. Go ahead and preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a muffin tin with cooking spray.

Then, mix together the 1/4 Cup sugar and 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon in a small bowl (like a cereal bowl).

Unfold, the crescent rolls into triangles and place 1 marshmallow in the middle. Then, roll up. Make sure you leave at least one little hole in one side so you can see inside when it’s done cooking.

Once the marshmallow has been wrapped up in the crescent roll, brush with butter using a pastry brush and roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place in the muffin tin and continue until all the crescent rolls have been used.

Did I mention you might want to double the batch? Everyone always wants more than one?

Cook for 9-11 minutes, pull out of the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. By experience, I can tell you they are best served fresh!

Yield: 8

Quick & Easy Resurrection Rolls Recipe


Celebrate Easter with this delicious quick and easy sweet bread recipe. Discover the empty tomb.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1/4 Cup Butter, Melted
  • 8 Marshmallows
  • 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Cinnamon
  • 1 Package Crescent Rolls


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degres.
  2. Mix together 1/4 C. sugar and 1/2 T. cinnamon in a small bowl.
  3. Unroll crescent rolls into triangles.
  4. Roll 1 marshmallow into the triangle, leaving an opening on one side (to see inside once cooked).
  5. Brush the crescent roll covered marshmallow in melted butter with a pastry brush.
  6. Roll the crescent roll covered marshmallow in the sugar and cinnamon mix.
  7. Place the coated crescent roll into a greased muffin tin.
  8. Place in the preheated 350 degree oven for 9-11 minutes or until marshmallow has completely melted and "disappeared".
  9. Remove from the oven, allow to cool for a few minutes and serve.


Resurrection rolls are best served fresh and we often double the recipe because one is never enough.

Resurrection Rolls Easter Explanation

At Easter we celebrate Jesus, our savior, going to the cross for each of our sins. We are all sinners in need of a savior. Thankfully, God sent Jesus, his son, to die for us. He was laid in a tomb after he died on the cross.

The marshmallow loosely represents Jesus in the resurrection roll illustration. The marshmallow goes in the tomb, but after some time (cooking) it’s gone.

Jesus had conquered death. His sacrifice gives us forgiveness for our sins and eternal life in heaven. For the full resurrection story, read John 19-20.

More Easter Explanation Resources for Kids

You can also read the story in the Jesus Storybook bible (find it here), a great bible for kids.

Another great way to learn is with resurrection eggs, check them out here.

basic breakfast quiche recipe

What Do You Serve with Resurrection Rolls?

We love to have resurrection rolls as a dessert or snack but they also make a great Easter morning breakfast option. Here are some great quick and easy recipes to pair with resurrections rolls, add some fruit and you have a delicious meal.

Simple Egg Bake Recipe
Easy Quiche Recipe
Easy Breakfast Pizza Recipe
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Need More Easter Ideas?

Simple Easter Dinner Menu Plan & Recipes
5 Fun Easter Family Activities 
Glow in the Dark Easter Egg Hunt Activity
Simple Easter Basket Ideas for Toddlers to Tweens

Until next time keep on keeping on with a simple purposeful life!

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