Saturday, April 07, 2012

The Best Easter Dessert: Resurrection Rolls


Growing up in my family, we always had the same dessert every Easter that I can remember.

Resurrection rolls.

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If you've never heard of them, then you're in for a real treat. They're warm, gooey, sugary deliciousness. Plus, they also remind us of what the day is really all about.


It's a simple recipe.

You'll need:
crescent roll dough
1/4 c. melted butter
1 tablespoon cinnamon mixed with 4 tablespoons sugar
marshmallows


My parents talked about the resurrection story while we made these as a family.

First, you press out the crescent roll dough a bit. This represents the burial clothes in which Jesus was wrapped.

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Next, you take the marshmallow, which represents the body of Christ, and dip it in the melted butter which represents the burial oil.

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Then roll it in the cinnamon and sugar mixture. This would represent the burial spices.


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Then you wrap the marshmallow with the crescent roll dough (burial clothes).

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Fold in the three corners, then pinch them tight.

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You want to make sure that it sealed pretty well, so that it won't later make a big mess. Place them on a baking sheet lines with greased wax paper.

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Then Christ's body was laid in a tomb, which in this case . . .


is the oven.

Then after three days . . .

(or rather, 12 minutes in a 350 degree oven or until the dough is a light golden brown)

. . . Jesus rose from the grave!

When people came to the tomb it was found empty.

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The rolls will maintain their shape pretty well and when you break them open, it will seem as if the marshmallow disappeared.

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Pretty neat, huh?

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Oh, and delicious!


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Happy Easter.


6 comments:

  1. Looks delicious! Excited to try these out for my husband for our first Easter as a married couple-thanks for sharing!

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  2. Having been to the Pillsbury Bake-off contests, and knowing how hard people work to develop their recipes, I think it is VERY important to give those people the credit owed to them.
    This recipe is from the Bake-Off® Contest 20, 1969. The Winner was Edna Walker from Eden Prairie, Minnesota and the name of the recipe is Pillsbury Magic Marshmallow Crescent Puffs.

    Cindy A

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    1. But the story that goes with it is what makes this special... And unless you go to the Pillsbury Bake-off site or wherever you find this information, who is supposed to know this...

      Thanks so much for sharing your tradition with us and the story.. I am going to start this with my kids... LOVE it..

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  3. I love the story that is incorporated with the recipe, this is a must for Easter. Thank you

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  4. How do you keep them warm for travel?

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  5. Can you make these ahead of time and bake a few hours later or do you need to bake them right away? They look delicious!

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