Easter food seems to come in one of two kinds. Either it’s super literal — you eat lamb because the Lamb of God is risen — or super random — you bite the ears off giant chocolate rabbits, because … chocolate, and spring, and stuff. The good news? You can have the best of both worlds. These resurrection rolls take the symbolism of literal Easter dishes and jazz it up with tasty sugar, which is a great expansion of the Easter candy food group.
The premise is simple: a buttery, cinnamony marshmallow cocooned in flaky crescent roll dough. But when you bake this promising combination, magic happens. The marshmallow melts into the dough, making it airy and sugary. What’s left? A bite-sized roll that’s completely hollow.
The way I learned it, the crescent roll represents Jesus’ tomb and the marshmallow represents the Big Man himself. On Good Friday, Jesus’ body was placed in the tomb, which is represented by wrapping the marshmallow in dough. But three days later, on Sunday, his followers discovered his body was missing, because he had risen — this is represented by the hollow finished product. Whether you celebrate Easter or are simply a sucker for sugary baked goods, you’re bound to fall in love with this super-simple dessert.
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Total Time: 25 min
1 can (10 oz) refrigerated crescent rolls
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
8 large marshmallows
1. Preheat oven to 375° F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
2. Open crescent rolls and separate into individual triangles.
3. In a small bowl, mix cinnamon and sugar.
4. In another small bowl, melt butter in microwave.
5. Dip a marshmallow in melted butter.
6. Roll buttered marshmallow in cinnamon sugar.
7. Place marshmallow in the center of a crescent roll dough triangle. Roll marshmallow up in the dough, making sure to pinch the seams together as firmly as possible. Otherwise, the marshmallow will leak out during baking.
8. Place finished roll on greased baking sheet. Repeat with remaining marshmallows and dough triangles.
9. Brush remaining butter on top of rolls, and dust with some of the remaining cinnamon sugar.
10. Bake for 10 min. If the marshmallow starts to leak out, don’t worry — it will taste the same and you can soak the pan to get the goo off later.
11. Remove from oven and scoop rolls off the pan as soon as possible. Allow to cool for 5 to 10 minutes.
12. Your dessert is done — and hollow! It’s an Easter miracle.
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