Easter tradition :: Empty Tomb Rolls {yummy cinnamon treat!}

I’ll admit, when I first heard of this, I seriously laughed. Like, really? I’m going to let my kids pretend a marshmallow is Jesus and bake it in the oven?? But, really it turned out to be a cool idea to visually show kids what Easter is really about. Last year the kids really enjoyed making this and it helped explain the Easter story to our little ones. And, you end up with a yummy cinnamon roll type of treat!


The bold items below are what you need, followed by the symbolic way to show the meaning of Easter.

large marshmallows – represents Jesus’ body

1/4 cup of melted butter with cinnamon and sugar- spices & oils used to on the body

8 ounce package of refrigerated croissant rolls – wrapping Jesus in cloths

Oven – putting Him in the tomb


Directions: Lay out the croissant roll and explain this is the cloths used to prepare Jesus after he died. Put the marshmallow {Jesus’ body} inside and cover it with melted butter and sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar. {oils & spices} Wrap up the croissant roll {cloths} over the marshmallow. {bible reference: Matthew 27:57-60}


Bake in the oven {tomb} at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until light brown on top.

While baking, the marshmallow melts and it creates and empty shell with the croissant roll.


You can explain to the kiddos that this is when Jesus rose from the dead and his followers were shocked to find the tomb empty when they went back to check on him. {bible reference: Matthew 28:1-9}

Last year we let the kids take turns making their own little tombs. It really left an impact and was a tasty treat while also dying Easter eggs. I love starting new traditions with my little family! What Easter traditions do you have?

Making the most out of life,


recipe reference: Allrecipes

15 minute DIY

Andrea S View All →

I’m a wife, mom, runner and freelance TV producer/writer. I love making the most out of this life and hope you will follow along!

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