A Meaningful Easter Treat
While I love celebrating all holidays, Easter and Christmas are extra special to me. They both have all the makings of a great time…decorations, food, fun…but the reason for celebrating those holidays is near and dear to my heart. So in the midst of all the hullabaloo, I always try my best to incorporate meaningful moments for my kids so they learn to appreciate the holidays as much as I do.
One of our favorite Easter traditions is making resurrection rolls. We’ve been doing this since my kids were itty bitty! It is an interactive way to tell the story of Easter that leaves you with an easy, yummy treat!
You’ll need canned biscuits or canned crescent rolls, marshmallows, melted butter, and cinnamon sugar.
Here’s what you do:
- The marshmallow represents Jesus. He is white and pure because He is without sin. When He died for our sins, they prepared His body by anointing Him with oil (melted butter) and sprinkling Him with sweet-smelling spices (cinnamon sugar).
- Wrap the dough around the cinnamon sugar and butter-covered marshmallow to symbolize Jesus’ body being wrapped in cloth for burial.
- Put the rolls in a preheated oven to symbolize Jesus’ body being placed in the tomb.
- Close the oven door to symbolize the giant stone that was placed in front of the tomb. There He stays for “3 days”…not actually 3 days…just bake according to package directions. After “3 days” they returned to the tomb.
- Take the rolls out of the oven and open one up. Inside, you’ll see that the marshmallow is no longer there, just like Jesus was no longer in His tomb because He has been resurrected!
- Enjoy your sweet treat while remembering how sweet it is that Jesus died for our sins and we celebrate Easter as a reminder of the sacrifice He made for us.
Funny side note…when my daughter, Emmie, was 2 years old, it was her first time actively participating in this activity. When it came time to eat the roll, she gasps and cries, “I can’t eat Jesus!” Oh, how I miss those sweet days!
I hope your family enjoys this Easter treat as much as our family does!
Be sure to check out these Easter events happening in and around the Atlanta area!