Resurrection Rolls Recipe: A Sweet Easter Tradition


If you are looking for a meaningful (and delicious) Easter treat to make with your kids this year, you found it. Resurrection rolls are a great visual to teach children about the resurrection of Jesus. This simple Easter recipe only includes 5 ingredients AND the rolls pair wonderfully with coffee. #momwin 

For a step-by-step visual on how to make this Easter recipe, you will find a Resurrection Rolls Reel here on the @miamimomcollective Instagram page

Child's hand taking a Resurrection Roll off of a plate to enjoy

Ingredients & Symbolism

MarshmallowJesus’ body
Crescent roll doughThe linen used to wrap Jesus’ body
Melted butter and cinnamon sugarAnointing oil and spices for the body that the women planned to use on Jesus’ body after the Sabbath
OvenThe tomb
Empty rollThe empty grave clothes or the empty tomb 

Mother and daughter making a Resurrection Rolls together

Analogy Explained 

“Let’s pretend Jesus is this marshmallow,” I told Olivia. She loved that part and let out a cute little giggle. We’re going to dip the marshmallow in the melted butter and cinnamon sugar, just like the women would’ve anointed Jesus’ body with oils and spices after the Sabbath. Then, we’re going to put Jesus (the marshmallow covered in butter and cinnamon sugar) into the cloth (the crescent roll dough) and wrap it in well. The oven is going to be our tomb. We’re going to put Jesus wrapped in cloth (our crescent roll with marshmallow inside) into the tomb (the oven) and leave it in there for a little while. When the rolls are ready, we’ll take them out and see that Jesus (the marshmallow) is no longer there! All that is left is the roll with cinnamon sugar, but the marshmallow disappears! He is risen.”

The disappearing fluffy marshmallow resembles the resurrection of Jesus on that first Easter morning. All we’re left with is a sweet treat, much like the sweet victory we have in Him now. Oh, sweet grace.

Ingredients Needed

  • 8-ounce package refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 8 regular-sized marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon

Ingredients needed for the Easter Recipe: marshmallows, butter, cinnamon, sugar and crescent rolls

Simple Resurrection Roll Recipe 

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a muffin tin with baking cups and spray with your favorite non-stick cooking spray. (You will only be using 8 muffin wells)
  2. Unroll crescent dough and divide into 8 triangles.
  3. Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl.
  4. Dip each marshmallow into the melted butter.
  5. Then, roll the marshmallow in the cinnamon sugar so it covers the marshmallow.
  6. Place the coated marshmallow on the large end of the crescent triangle.
  7. Fold the dough over the marshmallow tightly sealing the edges so the marshmallow does not melt and leak.
  8. Pinch the dough together so that there are no holes in the dough.
  9. Repeat to make 8 rolls.
  10. Place the rolls in a muffin tin. Brush the rolls with some of the remaining melted butter. then sprinkle the remaining cinnamon sugar over the rolls.
  11. Bake the rolls for 10 to 12 minutes until puffed and lightly golden.
  12. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly before serving. (They are next-level delicious when they are served warm!)
  13. Serve with coffee for Mama and enjoy!

Note: Do not expect perfection. They won’t all come out perfect and that’s expected, especially when you are working with kiddos. I can promise you though, they will all be sooo good!

Inside of a completed resurrection roll

Press pause & savor this time together. This Easter recipe is such a sweet tradition in our household and I hope it becomes one for you as well! 

For two more tips on how to truly enjoy your Easter holiday, take a look here


Updated March 2024

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Meet Janelle, a native Miamian, lively personality with contagious kindness and a lover of early morning quiet moments with a hot cup of dark coffee. She’s an advocate of pressing pause on the daily hustle to enjoy life and the people right in front of us. After building a career she adored in hospitality and marketing, she made some hard career moves once she became a momma. She’s now growing daily on the entrepreneur journey, creating a life she’s able to savor. She invites you along as she shares her favorite hospitality and small business finds across Miami and as she shares self-care knowledge, tips and tricks. She chases hard after serving her community through her work and leaving something of worth behind for the next generation. She’s a wife to husband, Gio, and momma to Olivia and Jayce. You’re invited to hang out with them @presspauseandsavor on Instagram!


  1. I would love to make these even just for fun ( even past Easter time) because they sound so delicious. I love that it’s also so intentional that every ingredient means something in the Easter story! Such an easy and cute way to share the Easter story with little ones ( or just for you!! ) thank u!!!!


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