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Resurrection Easter Dessert Rolls

Resurrection Easter Dessert Rolls

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My friend has been making these Resurrection Easter Dessert Rolls for years. She taught me how and told me I could share this amazing recipe and object lesson with my readers.

I showed my son and his friend the marshmallow and told them it represented Jesus Christ. He was laid in the tomb (Pillsbury® Butter Flake Crescents). Once cooked and cooled, when you bite into the crescent, the marshmallow is gone. (Christ is risen!)

Although my son and his friend are quite young (3 and 4), and probably didn’t grasp the full meaning, it was a fun object lesson to use to teach the Resurrection of Christ—I think it will be especially fun to try when they are a few years older.

Resurrection Easter Dessert Rolls has an amazing flavor. They are a cross between a buttery flakey roll and a sweet cinnamon roll. Delicious!

I made these rolls with and without Nutella. Although both were great I liked the Nutella version best.

Resurrection Easter Dessert Rolls


Preheat oven to 350 F. Resurrection Easter Dessert Rolls
Roll a marshmallow in butter and coat with cinnamon sugar mix.

Resurrection Easter Dessert Rolls
Optional-Spread a half of a teaspoon of Nutella on each crescent roll.

Resurrection Easter Dessert Rolls
Place marshmallow on Pillsbury® Butter Flake Crescents and roll up tight. Close any holes in the rolls with the dough (pinching dough shut). The marshmallow will rise and hollow out the crescent so it is best to make sure there are no airways left open.

Resurrection Easter Dessert Rolls
Lightly coat crescent in butter, place in muffin tin.

Resurrection Easter Dessert Rolls
Bake for 12-16 minutes or until the rolls are a medium golden brown

Resurrection Easter Dessert Rolls

Allow to cool.

Resurrection Easter Dessert Rolls Finally, enjoy this amazing Easter treat! Resurrection Easter Dessert Rolls

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Muffin Tin

Silicone bakers mat


Resurrection Rolls Easter Recipe

Resurrection Rolls Easter Recipe

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

An Easter dessert that teaches children about the Resurrection of Jesus Christ


  • 2 packages of 8 roll Pillsbury® Butter Flake Crescents regular size
  • 16 marshmallows (regular sized)
  • 1/4 Cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 Cup sugar mixed with 1/4 Tablespoon cinnamon- or to taste
  • Nutella (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Roll a marshmallow in butter and coat with cinnamon sugar mix.
  3. Optional spread 1/2 teaspoon of nutella on one crescent roll.
  4. Place marshmallow on crescent and roll up tight (closing any holes in the rolls).
  5. Lightly coat crescent in butter, place in muffin tin.
  6. Bake for 12-16 minutes or until the rolls are a medium golden brown.

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Resurrection Easter Dessert Rolls



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Barbara Edwards

Saturday 3rd of April 2021

Seal the dough well or the marshmallow seeps out and use a nonstick muffin tin. I explained to my 6 and 4 year old grandsons that the butter was the love that Jesus had for us. The cinnamon sugar and Nutella represented our sins that Jesus took on at the cross. Pinching the dough and the butter represented sealing the tomb. When Jesus rose from the dead and the tomb was empty only our sins were left behind in the tomb as they were all forgiven.


Saturday 3rd of April 2021

Great tips thanks!

Angelina @ Peonies & Orange Blossoms

Friday 8th of April 2016

how yummy!!! Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!


Friday 18th of March 2016

These look so delicious!

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