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Fun Friday - How to Make Easter Empty Tomb Rolls

Fun Friday - How to Make Easter Empty Tomb Rolls

Hello Again! It’s that time of the week again, are you as excited as I am?! I am even more excited because this recipe is one of our family favorites.

Since Easter is right around the corner, I figured I’d postpone my “Mermaid Pasta” one more week, and because I want to keep you all on the edge of your seats. So, with that being said, let me introduce to you deliciousness!

Empty tomb rolls, resurrection rolls, or if you’re not religious (trust me, you’ll still want to make these amazing gooey rolls) we call them marshmallow gooey rolls. I found this recipe a few years ago through “Oh Sweet Basil”. They have social media, so please go check them out!

Anyway, let’s get started! I was going to wait till my little army was awake and home from school but I kept getting this nagging feeling to just make the rolls with my son. So… I did, and the payoff was tenfold. I talked him through Christ’s body being wrapped in white clothing (the marshmallow), the butter representing the oils they anointed Him with as well as the cinnamon sugar for the spices and herbs, then He’s placed in the tomb (the rolls), and finally resurrected the third day (the empty rolls/ empty tomb). I recommend waiting till the rolls are done and saying how Christ isn’t found in the tomb, for He is Risen. Then open up the rolls and see the empty tomb!

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My son and I had so much fun making these together, but wanna know the best part? When we picked up my oldest daughter from school, he was so excited to tell her all about the rolls and Christ’s resurrection. He remembered it all, and told her word for word what it all meant. My heart was full. Need I say there were a few tears shed?! I call today a mom win with lots of messy sticky, gooey rolls to go around :)

The recipe and instructions by Oh Sweet Basil

The recipe and instructions by Oh Sweet Basil

Ingredients. If you’re working with kids, I suggest doubling the butter, sugar and cinnamon. It makes it a lot easier for them. And i always add more marshmallows and make my kids count them out. They always say “mom! there’s more than 12!” and I have to act shocked and tell them they better eat the extras before they float away.

Ingredients. If you’re working with kids, I suggest doubling the butter, sugar and cinnamon. It makes it a lot easier for them. And i always add more marshmallows and make my kids count them out. They always say “mom! there’s more than 12!” and I have to act shocked and tell them they better eat the extras before they float away.

The fun part. You can totally use your hands but my son likes to use a fork. In with the butter, and then the cinnamon sugar mix.

The fun part. You can totally use your hands but my son likes to use a fork. In with the butter, and then the cinnamon sugar mix.

When my son is done buttering and sugaring the marshmallows, he passes it over, I put the marshmallow into a flattened out roll ( I use rhodes rolls, its quick and easy) close up the dough around the mallow, dip the rolls in butter and sugar again. Are you with me on how yummy these are?!

When my son is done buttering and sugaring the marshmallows, he passes it over, I put the marshmallow into a flattened out roll ( I use rhodes rolls, its quick and easy) close up the dough around the mallow, dip the rolls in butter and sugar again. Are you with me on how yummy these are?!

His favorite part. He loves plopping the roll dough into the muffin tin. Makes me laugh every time. FYI, you can use any type of pan you’d like. Muffin tins seem to work well with us.

His favorite part. He loves plopping the roll dough into the muffin tin. Makes me laugh every time. FYI, you can use any type of pan you’d like. Muffin tins seem to work well with us.

What the rolls look like before they’re baked. Do let them rest for 15 minutes. Don’t skip that step. It’s important.

What the rolls look like before they’re baked. Do let them rest for 15 minutes. Don’t skip that step. It’s important.

In they go! I underbake by about 2 minutes.

In they go! I underbake by about 2 minutes.

Out they come! Yes, they aren’t pretty and they’re totally messy. But they’re worth it. Trust.

Out they come! Yes, they aren’t pretty and they’re totally messy. But they’re worth it. Trust.

My favorite part! The Empty Tomb! My kids are always always always surprised that the marshmallow has dissapeared.

My favorite part! The Empty Tomb! My kids are always always always surprised that the marshmallow has dissapeared.

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