"A great Easter recipe to do with the kids! Rolls with marshmallows wrapped inside, which become hollow as they bake, it represents the tomb of Jesus on Easter morning, when you break them open they are empty inside!" — Mommyof3
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1 (10 ounce) can
refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
I found this recipe years ago and have been making them with my nieces, and then with my own kids every Easter ever since. A big family favorite. The kids always look forward to making them together just before the rest of the meal is ready. As we do, we talk about taking sinless Jesus (marshmallow), anointing Him in oils (butter) and incense (cinnamon), wrapping Him in the shroud (crescent roll), and then placing Him in the tomb (oven). We always make at least two batches and they go fast. It's so fun to see everyone open their "empty tombs" at the table.
My advice: 1. don't skimp on the crescent rolls -- use the name brand. They really do hold up better; 2. Keep the crescents refrigerated till needed; 3. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes; 4. Don't worry about the leakage - they're just as good messy! Just use a stoneware baker with shallow sides or a jelly roll pan with a parchment paper liner; 5. When you serve, don't use napkins or doilies -- they can be very sticky.
I am so glad that I tried these before Easter Sunday morning. This batch was a flop for me....and I cooked them exactly like the recipe called for. My "tombs" collapsed! I am going to try them again, and take a previous reviewer's advice by wrapping them with 2 triangles. I sealed mine up really good, but the marshmallows still oozed out. I would recommend cutting back the temperature (maybe to 375) and the time to 10-12 minutes. They were a little well done. I would definitely recommend a trial time if you are planning on using these for Easter Sunday morning!
Wow, thanks for a wonderful idea! I had no spills of the marshmallow -- only delicious, empty tombs! I dipped the marshmallows in butter, then rolled them in cinnamon-sugar. After rolling each marshmallow in one triangle, I rolled another triangle around it in the opposite direction. I crimped all edges, then rolled the entire thing in butter and then in the cinnamon-sugar. I baked them @ 375 for about 20 minutes; when I took them out of the oven, they smelled heavenly! There were absolutely no holes or leaks or any sign of the marshmallows on the outside, so it was just as much of a treat for me to break open the tomb to find it empty. My kids were in awe as they realized the lesson in what we had done -- that which our Savior has done for all of us! Thanks for a new & wonderful tradition.
Having read that other reviewers had difficulty with the marshmallow leaking out, I pinched and sealed mine so that NOTHING could get through the dough. Wrong! Some marshmallow seeped out of every one of them, some more than others. (It's not really a problem since you want the inside to be hollow anyway. When I make them again for Easter, I will take the advice of some of the other reviewers and use two pieces of crescent roll for each. The dough actually isn't very thick with one, so I don't think it would be too much. I will also leave out the sugar and just roll the marshmallows in butter then cinnamon. The marshmallows alone would make the rolls sweet enough. Good recipe, and a fun thing to try.
These are always good! Even my husband who does not like marshmallows will eat them. After making several times I've found that the best way to contain the marshmallow ooze is to cook them in greased muffin tins instead of a baking sheet. Blessings!
Delicious! I didn't close some of the rolls all the way, but it just made a little enterance to the cave. Topped with "glory icing" (confectioner's sugar, melted butter, and milk) and they were fantastic. Anyone who liked this recipe may want to try making "Baby Jesus Rolls" by pinching off the pointy end of a crescent roll triangle and forming a ball, roll the rest of the dough like one would normally and stick the ball on the end. When baked it will look like a baby Jesus in swaddling clothes! Thanks for a great Easter recipe.
Delish!! We used toothpicks to help roll the marshmallows which my kids related to the nails on the cross (pretty smart!) and I threw them in muffin tins seam side up with very little seepage. These are so yummy you will want to make them all year long!
I used 2 crescent rolls per marshmallow. These were sticky, gooey, sweet, flaky, and positively delicious! My husband thought I was crazy (but held his tongue) when he saw what I was doing, but he loved the end result. Definitely a Easter tradition in the making!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 120
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