Let me start off by telling you how to make them. Start with some frozen rolls. I like to use Rhodes Rolls for their stability but you could even do this with a Pillsbury crescent roll if you wanted. Once your roll dough is thawed out flatten it to about 3 inches diameter. Place one large marshmallow in the center of the flattened dough. Wrap and seal the dough around the marshmallow. Spread a little melted butter across the tops and sprinkle with some cinnamon/sugar mixture.
Once the marshmallow is completely sealed in the dough set it to the side and allow the dough to rise for about 30 minutes. After they have doubled in size pop them in a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Once they’re done they’ll look like this!
Now, this might not seem like much but it’s what you tell your kids while you’re making it that makes all the difference…
Imaging the Savior has died. He is taken to Joseph’s tomb to be buried (flatten the dough). He’s wrapped in white linen and placed in the tomb (place the marshmallow in the center of the dough). They roll a huge stone over the entrance to the tomb so that no one can go in (wrap and seal the marshmallow). Three days pass (let rise for 30 minutes). On the third day, they go to visit the tomb but when they walked inside they found it empty for Jesus had risen (cut the roll in half and you’ll find that the marshmallow is gone, leaving a hallow center).
As you open it up watch your children’s expressions of awe and amazement. Right then, I could tell, that my kids’ understood something that they’d never understood before. Everything seemed to click into place a little more. When I asked them how they thought the people felt when they saw the empty tomb they didn’t quite know what to say. I explained to them that they were probably a little disappointed because they were expecting to see the Savior there just as you are probably a little disappointed to see that your marshmallow is gone. That was probably short lived because then the wonder and amazement set in that he was resurrected!!!
Who said that your food can’t be a learning tool! Happy Easter!!!