Friday, April 6, 2012

Empty Tomb Rolls - Perfect for Easter!

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These are my favorite rolls to make for Easter.  I have been making them the last two years and it's amazing what kids pick up.  I just use a pkg. of Rhodes rolls and a bag of large marshmallows and you have an amazing tasting roll.....along with a fabulous teaching opportunity!!  The marshmallow melts inside the rolls, creating yumminess, and even more importantly....creating an empty hole which you can parallel with the Christ's empty tomb.  And, they are easy!!!

I got this off of the Rhodes Dough Website.  Here is the link:

Prep Time: 10 min (not including thaw time)
Bake Time: 15 min


12 Rhodes Texas™ Rolls, thawed but still cold
12 jumbo marshmallows
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon


In a small bowl combine cinnamon and sugar. Roll out each roll into a 5 inch circle. Dip a marshmallow in butter and then in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Place one marshmallow in the center of each 5 inch circle. Fold each side of the circle over the marshmallow, and pinch together to close. Place on a sprayed baking sheet, with the seam facing down. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap, and allow to double in size. Remove wrap and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

As a side note, I actually like the cinnamon sugar mixture on top as well.  I mean, hey, why not add more butter and more cinnamon on sugar? They almost taste like a scone.  mmmm....awesome.


*For those of you who are interested in the symbolism of Resurrection Rolls* Marshmallow - the body of Jesus Melted Butter - the oils for embalming Cinnamon/Sugar mixture - spices used to anoint the body Roll- the wrapping of Jesus' body Oven - the tomb Cavity in roll - the empty tomb after Jesus has risen



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