If there's one "tradition" you should start THIS year with your family, look no further.
It's a beautiful, fun, and delicious way to remind us of the real reason we celebrate Easter morning.
Resurrection Rolls tell the redemptive work of Christ with just a few items you probably already have in your home:
Crescent Rolls (2 8oz cans)
Large Marshmallows (16)
Cinnamon (2 Tablespoons)
Sugar (1/4 cup)
Butter (1/2 cup)
In the hustle & bustle of coloring eggs, finding candy to fill baskets, & buying new Sunday morning dresses, it is easy to forget the redemptive work that should be the center of our Easter celebration! Here's the meaning behind the ingredients:
The pure, blameless body of Christ - Large marshmallow
Takes on all our sin & shame - Cinnamon, sugar, & butter mixture
Died for us & was buried in a tomb - Crescent roll
Rose from the grave securing our salvation & peace with God - Empty roll (after baking)
Combine the cinnamon & sugar in a bowl. Melt the butter in a bowl. Separate the crescent rolls into triangles. Dip the marshmallow in the melted butter, and then roll through the cinnamon & sugar mixture. Place the covered marshmallow on one of the crescent dough triangles & roll, pinching in the sides as you go so that the entire marshmallow is covered by the dough. Place the dough covered marshmallow on a slightly greased baking sheet & bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.
Here's the important part: don't just check out for those 12 minutes! Don't use the time to open up your social media account or complete some other task you meant to finish yesterday. Use those few minutes to actually soak in the meaning of what you've put together: God became flesh, lived among us, took all our sin upon Himself, died the death we deserved...and ROSE AGAIN so that we may live!
When you remove the rolls from the oven, you can brush them lightly with the excess butter & sprinkle more of the sugar & cinnamon mixture over the top. Although their appearance hasn't changed (besides a golden brown crust), you'll find that when you bite into the roll or tear it open, the marshmallow has disappeared! All that's left is a delicious reminder of an empty tomb!
Enjoy & Happy Easter from our family to yours.