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)