Four ingredients, could it be any easier? I think not. It's educational and yummy to boot! First, take one of the crescent rolls and lay it out. Share the truth of how Jesus was placed into the tomb (crescent rolls) after the crucifixion.
Dip the marshmallow in melted butter so all sides are coated. Explain how they prepared his body by putting oil and herbs on him. The melted butter represents the oil.
Next, roll the marshmallow in cinnamon sugar to coat. The cinnamon sugar represents the herbs.
Lay the marshmallow on the crescent roll dough at the bottom of the triangle.
Roll the dough around the marshmallow making sure the seams are sealed and no marshmallow is exposed. As you wrap the marshmallow,explain how this represents the wrapping of Jesus’s body after His death.
Put them all in a muffin tin that has been greased (this pan had been used for a precious batch). Then, pop them in the oven for 12-15 minutes. Be careful. The marshmallow can spill out so protect your oven if you are so inclined.
Let them cool in the pan for a moment (they are like molten lava - super hot!) and then take them out. Finally, after waiting three long day (or about 12-15 minutes for a child), explain that death could not hold Him in the grave and He is alive.
Try not to eat them all. Have one. Okay, maybe two.
The marshmallow melts and the crescent roll puffs up, BUT is empty!!
It brings up lots of interesting conversation from "Jesus is a marshmallow?" (symbolism is hard to grasp) to my friend's little girl saying "Jesus's friends rubbed him with oil and spices and the put him in a liiiiitttle 'toon.' And then we put him in the oven and He rose. And we ate him." Haha, kids are cute.
The tomb is empty! He is risen. Matthew 28:1-8