Back when my husband and I were first married, I made these Resurrection Rolls and we absolutely loved them. Somewhere along the way though, I completely forgot about them until a PPP reader recently reminded me about them, so we of course had to try them out again. They’re one of those great recipes that use up a few Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (is it possible to mess up a Pillsbury Crescent Roll? we did of course use the reduced fat variety . . .), and are just a fun treat to make each Easter. My kids helped me make them last night, and promptly devoured a few almost the minute that I pulled them out of the oven.
So why are they called Resurrection Rolls? Well, you use a marshmallow for the recipe, but when the sweet rolls bake up, the marshmallow disappears, so the “tomb” is found empty. We had an interesting discussion about it last night, and this morning my sweet four (almost-five-tomorrow!) year old asked ~ “Momma, Why did Jesus have to die on that cross?”
Now, while there are definitely some spiritual lessons to be learned here, we also had to try out what would happen to a Peep because, well, we were just curious if it would work as well as the marshmallow did! Oh my heavens, that extra bit of sugar goodness made some seriously yummy rolls! These are a great treat any time of year, and we made a double batch but have gobbled down just about every bite already. . . and hope you enjoy them too!
Resurrection Rolls (we doubled the recipe)
- 1 package Crescent Rolls reduced fat are fine
- 8 large marshmallows or Peeps
- 1/4 cup melted butter or margarine
- 2 tbsp. cinnamon (find it at Aldi for $1)
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- Mix together cinnamon and sugar in small bowl. In another bowl melt margarine.
- Dip marshmallow into butter, then into cinnamon sugar.
- Roll marshmallow in crescent roll, pinching together at the seams.
- Roll crescent roll in butter, then cinnamon sugar again.
- Bake in 400 degree oven for 12-14 minutes.
Do you have any special treats that you plan to make this Easter? I’d love to hear what they are in the comments section. Thanks so much for reminding me about this recipe, Jennifer…. they’re so good!