We Did and We Didn’t

Ok. I never made the time to create an Easter Mountain…maybe next year.

We did, however, make the crescent roll-marshmallow-messy-goodness. Here are the instructions:
1. Buy some Pillsbury Crescent Rolls. (I used 2 cans).
2. Pour a mix of cinnamon and sugar into a bowl.
3. Melt some butter or margarine in a bowl. (I used margarine).
4. Open the bag of marshmallows.
5. Unroll the dough.
6. Separate the triangles.
7. Take a marshmallow.
8. Coat it in butter.
9. Roll buttery mallow in cinnamon-sugar mix.
10. (This is where it gets tricky) Place mallow at narrow end of triangle.
11. Roll it up.
12. Pinch sides together to seal the marshmallow in the crescent roll. You must try your darnedest to not get the dough too buttery (margarine-y) because the margarine will prevent the dough from sticking. Butter may not do this. I can’t use butter, so if you try it with butter, let me know how it turns out.
13. Bake according to package instructions.

It would be a good idea to place some foil in the bottom on your oven, just in case the marshmallows burst out the sides of the crescent rolls and drip down into the bottom of your oven. That is a flaming, smokey mess.

As the kids were making these, we reviewed a lot of what we had been reading all week. I related the butter/margarine and cinnamon/sugar to how the disciples anointed Jesus and used oils and spices on his body after they took him from the cross. Then, as we rolled the mallows in the dough, we talked about putting Jesus in the tomb.

The idea is that the marshmallows will create a hollow space in the crescent rolls as they cook, thus recreating an empty “tomb”. It didn’t work this way for all of ours because some of them weren’t sealed as neatly as they could have been. Still, they were delicious!!!

Notice that my pan does not have four sides–just two! We experienced some marshmallow slidage onto the bottom of the oven.

Ooey-gooey marshmallowy goodness!

The kids really enjoyed this and it was a special treat for Sunday morning. We’ll probably do this next Sunday, too! They are easy to make, really yummy, and I can relate the making of them to the cross and resurrection.

(HT: The Hutch)

10 Comments on “We Did and We Didn’t

  1. I went back and re-read The Rabbit’s instructions on how to put the marshmallow in the roll. I didn’t do it the way she says to. It may have helped to read the instructions again before making them, but I didn’t. I’ll try to do it her way next Sunday. Maybe that will make a difference.


  2. I love to see that I’m not alone when I try to “pioneer” a recipe with my own “methods”. Thanks for taking pictures of your mess 🙂 We won’t be seeing that on Rachel Ray!


  3. Looks like a fun way to create memories and be intentional at the same time.


  4. Sounds like you guys had fun anyways! Looks tasty and like it was good family time.


  5. Ours were good,too…anything with butter and cinnamon sugar has to taste good, right?…Love the new look here!Kim


  6. Must confess that I have yet to figure out the secret to sealing the rolls well enough to prevent marshmallow escapage. Butter also makes the dough unable to stick to itself, so keep the edges of the dough dry. Maybe seal the edges with fork pressure, like a pie crust?


  7. Some years back, when I was young and had children (as opposed to adults!) I used this recipe and let the children help. We had better success using non-stick muffin pans to contain the mess, er, I mean treats. They did taste good.


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