I remember when my boys were all very little, holidays were such a blur for me. I longed to make them meaningful and establish traditions for our family, but the truth is I was already in survival mode. Having three boys ages four and under, my everyday job of keeping the boys alive was all I could handle. I remember feeling disappointed in myself that I couldn’t do more to make the day feel special. Now that my boys are getting older and more independent, I feel like we are able to do some of the things I’ve had in the back of my mind these past few years. These Empty Tomb Rolls are just that! I loved doing these as a kid and have meant to do them with my boys for the past couple of years. I love the illustration of the marshmallow being wrapped in crescent roll dough, and then disappearing to leave a hollow roll. I think the boys really got it!
All you need is large marshmallows, butter, cinnamon sugar, and a tube of crescent rolls. I also found a children’s Bible story book with the story of Jesus’s resurrection in simple language to read as we enjoyed our Empty Tomb Rolls.
The boys loved getting their hands nice and sticky. And of course licking the cinnamon sugar off their fingers every so often to ensure that all the germs are shared equally. You may want to help make sure all the seams are pinched together. I had a few of my rolls leak marshmallow as they baked, but the no worries, the overall effect was still the same.
We used a pre made tube of white icing to draw a cross on the top of the rolls. The recipe for these rolls is as simple as it gets, which will allow you to focus on letting your kids get involved and taking the time to explain the story of the empty tomb.
My boys loved that the rolls really were empty! No more marshmallow, just a sticky sweet coating on the inside of the rolls.
We’ve had this verse on our chalkboard for the past few weeks as we’ve prepared our hearts for the Easter season. I’m so thankful for this Hope that we have and that I can share it with my boys as they grow in their understanding. Happy Easter to you sweet friends!
Chalkboard Design credit: Dear Lillie
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These Empty Tomb Rolls are a really yummy way to teach your kids about the story of Easter!
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar
- 8 large marshmallows
- 1 tube crescent roll dough
- 1 tube white icing
- flour for dusting work surface
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Spray a muffin tin with nonstick spray.
- Dust your work surface with flour, and unroll the tube of crescent roll dough, pinching seams back together. Cut into eight equal squares.
- Dip a marshmallow in butter and then cinnamon sugar, and then wrap in dough. Pinch seams together and place seam side down in the muffin tin well. Repeat with remaining marshmallows.
- Bake for 9-11 minutes. Allow them to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the tin.
- Add the icing cross once they have fully cooled.
- Serving Size: 1 Roll
- Calories: 262
- Sugar: 13g
- Sodium: 172mg
- Fat: 12g
- Saturated Fat: 6.7g
- Unsaturated Fat: 3.7g
- Trans Fat: 0.2g
- Carbohydrates: 36g
- Fiber: 1.6g
- Protein: 3.9g
- Cholesterol: 32mg
Keywords: empty tomb rolls, Easter
Disclaimer: the links in this post for the children’s Bible story book are Amazon affiliate links.