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Resurrection Rolls Recipe

Resurrection Rolls Recipe
Resurrection Rolls Recipe

These delicious dessert rolls perfectly capture the spirit of Easter. Your family can use this simple recipe to remember and celebrate the Resurrection. Also sometimes called Empty Tomb Rolls, this sweet treat is a traditional Easter dessert that illustrates the story of the resurrection. Inside of the roll is a marshmallow that melts in the oven, coating the inside and leaving a hollow pastry.

When you prepare this Easter dessert recipe, you wrap a marshmallow in sugared crescent roll dough and then bake it. When the rolls are done, the marshmallows have disappeared, leaving the rolls’ centers empty! This family friendly recipe can celebrate Easter and provide a tasty cinnamon marshmallow dessert for you and your family.

This Easter dessert recipe only requires only 5 ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Make sure you try it out this Easter. You can also make these in a muffin tin lined with paper cupcake liners.



  • 1 can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 8 large marshmallows
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Melt butter in a small, shallow dish. Combine melted butter with sugar and cinnamon.

  3. Roll out crescents. Dip a marshmallow in the butter cinnamon sugar mixture then place it in the center of the crescent. Fold up the top two corners then roll the crescent up to the skinny end. Seal edges tightly and repeat with remaining crescents and marshmallows.

  4. Place crescents on a rimmed baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush remaining butter sugar mixture top of the crescents. Place in the oven and bake for 11-13 minutes or until crescents are light golden brown and puffy.

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I've never had these before, but they were delicious! The perfect texture and amount of sweetness.

Anything with cinnamon on it is a win for me. The sliced almonds were a nice touch, too.

These were absolutely delicious! And I love the idea of the marshmallow melting in the middle to signify that Jesus has risen. What a perfect Easter treat!

What a clever idea! While I'd heard of Resurrection rolls before, I never really knew what they were; now that I do, I love the concept. I wondered if they might end up being too sweet from the marshmallow, but not at all. Just the right bite of sweet, and easy to make, to boot!

These were sweet and soft and had a perfect gooey center. The marshmallow really did disappear completely in the oven!

Delicious and easy! These are such a quick snack that they're perfect for last minute company.

They are yummy and are a wonderful tradition to start!

These smelled amazing when they came out of the oven! They're easy to make, which is always a plus when you want to make them for a large group of people.

I love the story and thought behind these rolls! Also, they tasted amazing.

Gooey and delicious! I could eat the entire batch by myself.

These were heavenly! So light and fluffy. Reminded me of a cinnamon roll. Mmmm.


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