Empty Tombs are a delicious treat for Easter morning. They are also known as Marshmallow Delights. It’s the perfect idea for teaching kids about Christ’s Resurrection.
I discovered these little treats last year after Easter and knew I would make them this year. They are perfect for an object lesson on Jesus Christ’s death and Resurrection. As my kids and I made them, I explained what each step represented. The best was once we opened the “tombs” and saw that it was indeed empty. We made these for breakfast so I doubled the recipe. These come from The Girl Who Ate Everything and I would indeed eat everything on her blog.
Here’s a breakdown of the symbolism:
- Large Marshmallows – body of Jesus
- Melted Butter – oils of embalming
- Cinnamon & Sugar Mix- spices used to annoint the body.
- Crescent Roll – the wrapping of Jesus’ body or the tomb.
- Oven – the tomb
- Cavity in bun – the empty tomb or the empty cloths
- 1 (8 oz. can) Crescent Rolls or Crescent pastry sheet
- ¼ c. sugar
- 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
- ¼ c. melted butter
- 8 large marshmallows
- Separate the rolls into 8 triangles or cut the sheet into 8 squares.
- Combine sugar and cinnamon.
- Dip each marshmallow into butter then roll in the cinnamon and sugar. Place on a dough piece. Roll up or lift corners of the squares to meet and pinch to seal.
- Dip the tops of each roll into melted butter and then into cinnamon and sugar mixture.
- Place seam side down in muffin tins.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 13-15 minutes.
- Eat warm.