Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"He Has Risen!" Rolls

Hopefully "He Has Risen!" Rolls are the start of a new Easter tradition for our family.  I had a lot of fun making them (and eating them) and I can't wait for Isaiah and future kids to help me make them!


  • 1/2 stick of butter (melted)
  • 1 can of large refrigerated rolls

  • Large marshmallows (8 of them, do NOT use stale marshmallows) 

  • A bowl of cinnamon and sugar mixed together

Directions to follow:

Take the white marshmallow. Jesus was pure and sinless like this marshmallow.   

Isaiah 1:18  “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. "Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.  

John 3:1-3  Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council.  He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him.” Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.”

Roll marshmallow in butter and then in the cinnamon-sugar mixture. The butter represents the anointing oil and the cinnamon-sugar mixture represents the spices--both items were put on Jesus' body before they laid him in the tomb.


Wrap the biscuit around the marshmallow and seal the dough around it. This part is very important--make sure the dough is completely sealed around the marshmallow. After they put Jesus in the tomb, they rolled a large stone in front of it to seal it.   

Matthew 27:57-60 As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus’ body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away.

Roll the ball of dough in butter and then into the cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Place the tray of rolls in oven (350 F) for about 10-12 minutes or until done.
Let the rolls cool and then serve.
Break open the tomb to look for Jesus. Where is he? He has risen!
Matthew 28:1-9  After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him.

Easter is a time to celebrate the sweetest gift of all--our salvation through Jesus. Although he was blameless, he died on the cross for our sins; was buried in a tomb from three days; then rose from the dead.

1 comment:

Aimee said...

What a great recipe/tutorial! Looks like a great tradition and a yummy way to tell the Easter story. I bet that Isaiah will enjoy helping you make them next year!