How to Make Rainbow Resurrection Rolls for Easter

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Usually, we make traditional Resurrection Rolls, which are rolls baked with marshmallows inside. When the marshmallow melts away, and “empty tomb” is left in the middle of the roll, which is a fun way to bring religion into Easter for kids. Last year, we spiced it up a little and made rainbow resurrection rolls! You can find all of my holy week food ideas for kids here.

rainbow resurrection rolls for Easter

To find full directions for making Resurrection Rolls, see  my former post. These were super easy to make! We started with a few cans of ready-to-bake crescent rolls, and every color of peep.

rainbow peeps

I love all the cute peep stuff you see floating around this time of year! They are so colorful and fun!

peep recipe for kids

First, cover your pan with foil (unless you want to spend a lot of unnecessary time scraping melted marshmallow off of it later). Then, place 1 peep on each crescent roll.

peeps for resurrection rolls

Wrap the crescent rolls around the peeps, and pinch tightly. It’s so easy, a child can do it.

easter treat for kids to make

Bake according to package directions or until golden brown. Allow to cool.

baby with christmas tree

What happens when we cut them open?…

cutting resurrection roll

They’re all holding a surprise inside!

colorful resurrection rolls with peeps

Colorful Resurrection Rolls, here we come!

pink resurrection roll for Easter

These were very quick and easy to make. Although we make our Easter story cookies on Holy Saturday, we made these Empty Tomb Rolls after returning from Easter Sunday Mass, and then ate them with brunch. Looking forward to make them again this year once we’re finished observing Lent. 🙂

rainbow resurrection rolls for an Easter treat

These are so much fun! I think they might even step up our Easy Empty Tomb Treats from a few years back. 😉 Check out all of my Easter posts here.  How are you celebrating this year?

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  1. So cute! You have the best ideas! Have a blessed Easter!
    from The Dugout

  2. Lacy – this is so cute! Do you have printable instructions for this? Would love to hand out to kids in our Sunday program to do at home with their families

  3. Can you do these the night before? Will they still be good in the morning? Was going to make them for the kids in my MOPS group but that is 70 kids.

  4. I am making with MY family. I would like to know when next Link-up is?

    • I haven’t actually hosted a link-up in awhile, have I? Don’t know exactly when I will, but I really should get back into this. 🙂

  5. I just bought 5 different colors of the Peeps bunnies yesterday. Can’t wait to bake these with the kids on Holy Saturday. I made these 3-4 years ago with the regular marshmallows and they were fun and good tasting. My 4, 8 and 10 yo should love these and the colors they make inside. Thanks for sharing this.

  6. Such a cute recipe! Note: MAKE SURE YOU PINCH THEM ENOUGH!!!!! Ours leaked all over and ended up collapsing. So bummed. Oh well, we’ll try again 🙂

  7. Such a cute recipe, however, make sure you use the “large” crescent rolls! We inadvertently used the “small” crescent rolls and it was a mess! We thought we got them completely pinched together, but apparently we didn’t because everything leaked out and they collapsed. We will try again though as it’s such a great idea!!!

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