Resurrection Rolls With Biscuits

We love to make “empty tomb rolls” each Holy Saturday to learn about the Easter story with the kids. I love how the marshmallows in the middle of these melt away to leave a hollow roll, just like the empty tomb on Easter morning! You can find all of my meaningful holy week recipes for kids here. Today I’m going to show you how to make resurrection rolls with biscuits!


Biscuit Dough Resurrection Roll Recipe Ingredients:

This will make 1 empty tomb roll for each biscuit in the can. 

  • 1 can of biscuit dough (Big flaky biscuits work really well! You need some you will be able to peel open.)
  • 3 Tbs of Butter
  • Small bowl of Cinnamon/Sugar Mixture (3 Tbs sugar + 1 Tbs cinnamon)
  • 8 Large Marshmallows 


Also Needed: 

  • parchment paper
  • toothpicks

Many Ways To Make Resurrection Rolls

This post goes through how to make resurrection rolls from scratch, but I have several different versions of empty tomb rolls you can check out here

Resurrection Roll Story

I have a printable recipe for resurrection rolls that goes through the symbolism of the recipe and the step by step process. In black it tells you the steps of preparing the resurrection rolls, including the symbolism with the Easter story, and in pink it gives you a script to use with your children to explain each step. 

It also comes with a little printable card to display next to your resurrection rolls! So cute! You can download your resurrection roll pack here. (This download actually does not include the from scratch version of the recipe, but the symbolism is all the same as when using canned cinnamon rolls.)

The Resurrection Rolls story download is also included in my new cookbook for familiesThe Symbolic Holy Week & Easter Cookbook

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How To Make Resurrection Rolls With Biscuits:

Be sure to preheat your oven to the temperature that your can of biscuits says. Then cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. This is important because melted marshmallow makes a mess!
Make one small dish of melted butter, and one small dish of your cinnamon sugar mixture. 
Put your marshmallow on a toothpick. Roll it first in the melted butter, then in your cinnamon sugar mixture.
Take 1 biscuit and peel it apart as close to the middle as you can.
Peel the biscuit apart, and insert your cinnamon sugar covered marshmallow.
Close the biscuit around the marshmallow and pinch the dough shut all the way around.
Space these out on your parchment paper covered cookie sheet, and bake according to the directions on the can until golden brown. 

These made such beautiful flaky layers on the inside! They were awesome!

I served these in little adorable cupcake liners for an extra cute factor, and I loved the look.

I love having this adorable table display card to serve them with as well. It’s included in the pack below.

Don’t Forget Your Printable!

Working from my resurrection roll printable pack is really going to ease this process for your family! You can grab your instant download now for just $2. 

Even More Meaningful Easter Recipes For Kids

To find even more meaningful recipes to point your family towards the true meaning of Easter, I would definitely encourage you to check out my ebook, The Symbolic Holy Week & Easter Cookbook