Resurrection “Tomb” Rolls

Here’s an easy way to celebrate Holy Saturday. This is our family’s annual tradition and a bit of a treat after a long Lent.


I make these on Good Friday and then refrigerate them. We bake them for a dessert on Holy Saturday.

You can either make a basic dough recipe (here’s one I use frequently) or for an easier method – purchase Pillsbury roll (crescent dough) tubes.

Items Needed:

Large Marshmallows (1 per roll/tomb)

1/4 cup of sugar

1/4 cup of butter, melted

2 Tbl. of ground cinnamon (we love our cinnamon)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Roll out the dough into squares. Combine the sugar and cinnamon. Roll each large marshmallow into the melted butter. Then roll the buttered marshmallow into the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Place each marshmallow onto the dough square. Roll up each square and secure the seam by pinching and placing it on the cookie sheet. Bake the rolls for 13-15 minutes at 375 degrees.


Here’s the Resurrection/Tomb Roll symbolism:

The roll represents the tomb and once baked the marshmallow (representing Jesus) has left the tomb. The butter represents the linens which wrapped Jesus before he was placed in the tomb. The sugar and cinnamon represent the graces Our Lord sends us and His triumph over death. The baked rolls are the gift of Christ as he opened up the Gates of Heaven.

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