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Every Easter our family makes these sweet empty tomb rolls (aka resurrection rolls) where the marshmallow melts down to a caramel sauce inside the roll. This is one of our all-time favorite Easter recipes!

cinnamon sugar resurrection roll split in half

What Are Resurrection Rolls?

I don’t know if these are really something that should be eaten for breakfast, they probably aren’t really for dinner either, but that’s when we enjoy these empty tomb rolls every Easter. In fact, they probably should be a dessert but our kids love them either way and the meaning is just as important as the taste.

These rolls can be called empty tomb rolls or resurrection rolls, heck you can even call them disappearing marshmallow rolls if you prefer. Either way, they are a soft, homemade roll that has a cinnamon sugar, butter-dipped marshmallow inside. The dough is formed around the marshmallow and dipped in more butter and cinnamon sugar then baked. As the dough bakes, the marshmallow melts into a sweet caramel-like sauce inside the dough. When you open the resurrection rolls the marshmallow is gone but the dough is sweet and sticky.

The empty tomb rolls are meant to symbolize Christ not being found in the tomb after he was resurrected, but if you aren’t religious it doesn’t really matter because you still get to eat a yummy roll!

plate of cinnamon sugar resurrection rolls

Our Story of Faith While Preparing for Another Baby

Heads up, I’m about to get personal so feel free to keep scrolling if you just want the recipe.

We had a special little conversation while making these resurrection  rolls. You see, I’ve been incredibly ill with Hyperemesis Gravidarum with all three of my pregnancies. It’s one of the hardest things I’ve endured in my 30 some odd years of life, but it’s obviously been incredibly rewarding too.

Our oldest daughter witnessed so much this last pregnancy that she was able to grasp what was happening a little more than before. She asked me yesterday why I had been willing to be pregnant a third time knowing that it would be so horrible and I jumped at the opportunity to tell her.

Have you ever felt this stirring inside of you and you know you are meant to do something? Or had that odd feeling that someone is missing? It may be that you felt this great pull and desire to start your own business, be a teacher, have children, or anything else you can dream up, and all you can say is that you just knew you were meant to do it? We — I especially — have had both feelings each time we’ve had a baby. Every. Single. Time.

PREGNANCY

It took us five years to put on our brave pants and try for another baby. We had felt strongly that there was another who was meant to be in our family, but we thought it would probably be through adoption or foster care. We continuously prayed and sought medical advice in the meantime but just never felt the time was right, which to be honest, after a few years had created quite the hole in our hearts as we yearned to have a third but were afraid of the dangers it carried with it.

At one point, we knew it was time. We just felt it and there is literally no other way to explain it. It would take great sacrifice so this was not a selfish desire, instead it was a humbling experience to have the opportunity to consider another baby.

To say that we were nervous, scared, and everything else you could think of about getting pregnant and going through Hyperemesis again is an understatement. One night we decided that no matter what, we didn’t want to ever look back with regret that we didn’t listen to what we were feeling so we knelt in prayer and asked that we be given the faith needed to move forward, leave our adoption papers as is, and proceed with a pregnancy of our own if it was the right choice. It took all the faith that I had to say those words out loud.

As the words rushed out of my mouth I felt a great desire to just sit and listen and as we did just that our hearts were filled with the most amazing peace I’ve ever felt. Cade and I both looked at each other and just cried. One of those cries that says everything your lips cannot utter. Faith welled up in us both and I know this all sounds like some big amazing story but I knew without a shadow of doubt that we were meant to have one more, that I would be cared for and survive as would the baby and that our faith would in fact sustain us.

That’s what I told her, that we had faith in the answer we’d been given. We prepared with a wonderful doctor and nurses for everything we could so that my body was ready to be so sick. We went every week while I was pregnant, which was an enormous sacrifice for someone who couldn’t make it more than a few hours without throwing up. And in the end, we had a healthy little boy who I wish you all could know. He’s a gift and he is our missing puzzle piece.

The Prince of Peace is a new Easter initiative that we’ve felt so inspired about so thank you for letting us share our experience of using faith in our lives. I don’t know why I needed to share this, and I hope you all know that we completely respect differences of opinions and beliefs, but this is in fact our story and as Easter approaches and the new Prince of Peace initiative takes place I had to tell my story of how faith was given, and my faith increased all because of him. If you feel up for it, we would love to hear your stories as well.

Now, let’s get back to those resurrection rolls.

empty tomb rolls on white plate

Resurrection Rolls Ingredients

To make the empty tomb rolls, all you’ll need is: 

  • Rhodes rolls or crescent roll dough
  • Marshmallows 
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Melted butter

How to Make Resurrection Rolls

Start out with your favorite homemade roll dough, crescent rolls, Rhodes frozen rolls, whatever you like. Yes, I shortcut these all the time. In fact, I like to get the dough in balls into the fridge the day before so they can defrost if frozen.

Press each dough ball into a flat circle. Then, roll your marshmallow in butter and then into the cinnamon sugar. Place it in the middle of the dough circle and seal it up around the marshmallow and roll it in more butter and cinnamon sugar and place it in a greased baking dish or muffin tin.

Let the empty tomb rolls rest for 15 minutes and then bake at 350ºF. When you open the rolls the marshmallow will have melted down into a caramel like sauce that you can barely see.

You can now talk to the kiddos about the resurrection and how Christ’s body wasn’t there, but that just like how the rolls have become sweet so is death sweet because all of us can live again because He Is Risen. In fact, I like to just barely under bake them so a little marshmallow is remaining and talk about the white burial clothing that remained in the tomb. Plus, extra marshmallow is AWESOME!

empty tomb roll cut in half on plate

How to Explain Resurrection rolls

These empty tomb rolls (or resurrection rolls) are meant to made along with the story of Christ’s body being wrapped in the white clothing, the butter represents the oils they anointed him with as well as the cinnamon sugar for the spices and herbs, then he is placed in the tomb, and finally resurrected on the third day.

When you tell the story, make sure you get to the part where he is not found in the tomb and open up your rolls at the same time. Kids and adults love it!

Can I Prep Resurrections Roll in Advance? 

Yes, you can prep the rolls the night before, pop them into the refrigerator, and then bake them off the next day. Just be sure to let them come to room temperature before baking them (set them on the counter for 30ish minutes, then bake).

empty tomb roll with marshmallow filling

Tips for Making Empty Tomb Rolls

If making the dough from scratch, you’ll want to section it off into golf ball-sized pieces to make the resurrection rolls. That’s roughly how large the Rhodes rolls are, so I’m thinking that should work when making empty tomb rolls from scratch! 

Also make sure to use regular sized marshmallows. Mini marshmallows won’t work and the giant sized marshmallows will puff up too much (even if you cut them down to a normal size). 

Note that these resurrection rolls are best fresh from the oven, but leftovers are tasty too!

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Resurrection Rolls (aka Empty Tomb Rolls)

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Empty Tomb Rolls

4.54 from 45 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 12
Every Easter our family makes these sweet empty tomb rolls (aka resurrection rolls) where the marshmallow melts down to a caramel sauce inside the roll. This is one of our all-time favorite Easter recipes!

Ingredients

  • 12 Rhodes Rolls (or homemade dough or crescent roll dough)
  • 12 Marshmallows (normal sized)
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Butter

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  • Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
  • Press the dough out into a circle. Roll a marshmallow in the butter and then the cinnamon sugar and place on the dough.
  • Pinch the circle closed around the marshmallow and roll the dough in the butter and cinnamon sugar.
  • Place in the baking dish.
  • Repeat until you've used all the dough.
  • Let rest 15 minutes and then bake for 15 minutes or until golden.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Store covered at room temperature for 2-3 days.
Nutrition Facts
Empty Tomb Rolls
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 329 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 349mg15%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

cinnamon sugar resurrection roll split in half

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  • Can you make the dough?

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    • Absolutely!

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  • Found this recipe looking for resurrection rolls. Wow! I’m a 5x hg survivor, and I’m so glad to read your testimony and how you have continued to follow God and have children. My 5th was born 6 weeks ago and although this was my easiest pregnancy, I just can’t imagine facing it ever again. Thank you for being so transparent!

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    • Wow Mary! The fact that you did it 5 times is truly amazing! Congratulations on your new little one! Happy Easter! Xoxo!

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  • I have been looking at some of your recipes, and they all look so easy to make. I would like to try to make some of your tasty recipes.

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    • Thank you! Enjoy!

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  • Hi! I think I want to short-cut and use crescent rolls (you know quarantine short supply etc lol) I’m just not sure how much. Is it one triangle per roll? I’m concerned that’s too small for the regular marshmallow.

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      • Thanks so much! You are my new fav to follow (for way more than recipes)

      • Thank you Catrina! We wouldn’t keep doing what we do without the support of readers like you! Xoxo!

  • I LOVED your story of faith you shared. I applaud your boldness in doing so. My story is….drum roll please… 😂 we had our surprise child when I was 46 yo. He was 6 weeks premature (tried to be 8 weeks premature). I was hospitalized and bedridden for 2 weeks. After all that, I ended up having an emergency C-Section due to a prolapsed cord. My baby spent 2 weeks in a step-down NICU bc his heart kept stopping and he’d stop breathing. He came home on a heart monitor and was on that for 6 mos. God gave us the name Isaac (which I laughed at bc I said we’re like a modern day Sarah and Abraham!).

    He is 19 now! Tall, strong and has a deeper voice than his dad! We have a blended family and Isaac was our missing piece of the puzzle also! I call him our missing link. He loves God with all his heart and is presently in an apprenticeship program through our church to become a pastor. (I think why God gave him a deep voice). He serves with my daughter and her husband, who are also pastors.

    I seriously don’t ever write in the comments section like this, but I, like you, felt led to share a small portion of my story…like someone out there needed to know that God hears them and sees them. And to know that God has not forgotten them. Keep Praying. Keep believing. Especially now in this time of Covid-19 quarantine.
    “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
    ‭‭John‬ ‭14:27‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

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    • Thank you so much Kathleen! What a beautiful story of faith and hope! It sounds like you are an amazing mother. Thank you for sharing a piece of your story with us and our readers. God does hear our prayers and answers them according to our needs and His will. God bless you and your family! Stay safe!

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  • Thanks! Hugs

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    • Right back at ya!

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  • HI! I just made half of my batch, AND THEY BLEW UP AND OVERFLOWED! They didn’t melt down, it was a little hallow but idk what went wrong …any help ? Should I poke a hole to let out air and water ?

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    • Hey Rachel! I’m not sure what happened. Why is there water? There shouldn’t be any water. The marshmallow should completely dissolve leaving a caramel-y hollow inside. I’m so sorry they didn’t work for you!

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      • Thx! Perhaps because I used GIANT marshmallows, However I cut them in half or into fourths , but maybe they “rise” a lot ? the brand maybe, However they tasted yummy!

      • Yes, the giant marshmallows could have done it. I’m not sure how big they are compared to the regular size. I’m glad they were still delicious!

  • I made the homemade dough, do I let it rise with the marshmallow inside? Lol that is my plan for the last rise hehe what a funny idea 😂

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    • After you put the marshmallows in the dough, let them sit for 15 minutes to rise, then you can bake them. Hope you enjoyed them!

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  • I just wanted to make sure I remembered every element of this recipe, I found your blog with the recipe and was drawn in by your story. It was just what I needed to read today.

    We have 2 children and we know there is one more and have been waiting for that confirmation feeling for 4 years now. We have had that confirmation feeling with each one which guided us to know when the right time for us to have a baby would be. It is a beautiful and humbling experience. I had HG with my two and expect it with my third.

    I have been feeling impatient lately waiting for that confirmation feeling and reading your story has helped me regain my focus, faith, and trust that his timing has always been what is right for me and I need to just continue to be patient.

    By the rate we are going at, each of my children will be born about 5 years apart. Not what I had planned but I am so grateful for his timing because my life is less complicated and more beautiful when I listen.

    Thank you for sharing your story.

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    • Thank you Dara! Being patient is so hard! Our kids are all about 4-5 years apart and it is definitely not what I envisioned for my life either. I know now that it has all worked out the way it was supposed to even though it wasn’t what I wanted at all. It has it’s down sides but it there are so many things that I love about it. Bless your heart! Keep the faith! Xoxo!

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  • Sorry but I don’t see anywhere what size dough balls we should start out with.  Can you please tell me?

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    • Did you make your own dough? The Rhodes Rolls are about the size of a golf ball when they are frozen.

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      • I made the Rhodes dough from your site and refrigerated it after the first rise,  I forgot to take it out of the fridge early enough yesterday so I plan to take them out today, do the second rise, and then do the resurrection part with the kids when the oldest gets home from school.  Does that sound good?

      • Sounds perfect! How did it go?

  • Can I prep these the night before, and the bake them the next day?

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    • Yes! Just let them come to room temperature before baking them. Set them on the counter for 30ish minutes, then bake. Enjoy!

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      • I was looking for the scriptures that go with the steps through the recipe. We’ve done this in past years and it looks like the same recipe but wanted to read the appropriate bible readings throughout. I’ve always used crescent roll dough , so I need to let hat set out after putting marshmallow inside before baking also? Thanks!!

      • Hi Barbara! Oh, I’ve never read scriptures with each step, but I love that idea! No need to let them rise again if you’re using crescent rolls.

  • What roll type did you use in these photos?

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    • The rolls in the photos were Rhodes rolls.

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  • I made these last year for Easter and they were wonderful! Looking forward to making them again this week. Could I prep them the night before and bake them on Easter morning?

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    • Yes, prep them and keep them in the refrigerator. Let them come to room temperature the next morning and then bake. Enjoy!

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  • Hi! Thanks for sharing! I’d love to link to your empty tomb roll recipe from my blog, if you don’t mind! I’m writing a post about ways to keep Jesus in our Easter celebrations. Please let me know if you have any issues with that! (I won’t be using any of your photos, just a link.) Blessings!

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    • Yes, absolutely! Thanks Brianna!

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  • OMG! I love your post and your story. I have never heard of these rolls but will be making them Easter Sunday. My son and I are always looking for opportunities to relate everyday items, incidents or now food to Christ. Thank you!

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    • You are just going to love these Tammy! I can’t wait for you to enjoy these with your son! Happy Easter to you both!

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  • Made these for my nursery children for Easter. They look fabulous!😇

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    • What a good nursery leader! Our little guy would have been thrilled!

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  • Thanks for the recipe! I found it through Risen Motherhood. I can’t wait to make these with my 3 year old. Thanks for also sharing your story. I usually skip right to a recipe when I find them on blogs but I’m glad I read the whole post this time. I didn’t have HG with either of my pregnancies but I have had Postpartum depression & anxiety after both & had similar thoughts when we thought about having another biological child- can I handle this again. Thank you for the reminder that Christ will carry me through this now (my baby is currently 4mo old) as he did the first time. 

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    • I’m so sorry to hear that. It’s hard bringing children into the world, but to suffer when they are new babies is even worse as you really just want to be there with them. Thinking of you!

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  • These look delicious! I am thinking of scratching the marshmellows though. I know most people find this odd, but I hate marshmellows ha!

    Thanks for sharing your story! It is so amazing how God works. He gives us the strength when we just don’t think we have it. So glad to hear you’re doing well. And I just LOVE how you said the conversation happened over making food together.

    Your family has been inspiring me and I’m working on convincing my husband we need to cook all together more often, even if that means less movie time later 😀

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    • Hi Kera,

      The marshmallow melts into a caramel sauce, so without it you won’t have a sweet roll since the inside will just be bread. 🙂

      Thank you for the kind words, they mean so much to us!

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  • I do not have a story, but I indeed enjoyed reading yours. It is always a blessing when a healthy new
    little person comes into this world, especially during this Holy season of the year. Many blessings you and your family and I wish you a very Happy, Holy Easter.

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    • Thank you!

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  • All the best with your new child. May God give you the strength to persist.

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  • Can I serve these a few hours later? Maybe about 3 hours? Will they still be good?  I want to serve them for church tomorrow for ours kids primary lesson  (kids church). Thanks!

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    • Sorry we missed this, let us know how it went.

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  • Hi! What size of marshmallows do I use? 

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    • Just regular sized, not the mini

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  • So glad I found your site. Thanks for revealing how you weathered the storms with the help of our Lord. At 73-yrs old, I’ve walked through many valleys; but I’ve never walked them alone. Forty-one years ago this month; I gave birth to a 3.6 oz son, while I had stage 4 cancer. All the doctors had insisted I have an abortion. Immediately, I put it in God’s hands and prayed for the Lord to spare my baby’s life. He answered my prayers. Through many surgeries for both of us, my son. Michael is still with me today. Thank God for His Love and Mercy. “Prince of Peace”, Prints of Peace. thank the Lord He shed His blood for me. God Bless you for your testimony.

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    • Wow, Joyce what a miracle you and your son are. I am so grateful you took a moment to share your story. It’s beautiful and you both were clearly meant to be here.

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  • Can these be made on a regular sheet pan if you use parchment paper, or do you need to use a muffin tin? I want to make a large amount for friends. Thank you, and many great wishes on your family’s health,

    Neema

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    • If you fill the entire sheet pan you can certainly do that!

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  • Your writing brought back so many emotions fo me! After 3 difficult pregnancies we decided to have a 4th child and I ended up with hyperemesis gravidarum. It was a long tough pregnancy. Then the decision had to be made whether to have a 5th child or not. We spent years trying to decide and finally came to the conclusion that it was the right thing to do. After a miscarriage, a DVT, extreme sickness, health concerns for baby and trouble nursing my 5th child is now 8 months old and I am so glad that he is a part of our family!

    Thank you for sharing your story.

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    • Christina,
      What a journey you’ve been through. It’s just amazing how much more work it is to bring a baby into the world than we ever expected. I’m so, so glad to hear things are on the up and up. XOXO!

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  • I would love to have the recipe for The Empty Tomb Rolls please.

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    • The recipe is at the end of the post. 🙂

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  • Definitely like the story behind these rolls but I wasn’t that impressed at all! We did these better at girl scout Camp just rolled the dough onto a stick and cooked over a campfire and then when the dough was done we rolled in butter and then cinnamon and sugar mixed. This was way too much effort when the ones I remembered from girl scouts tasted waaaaaay better.

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    • I’m so sorry to hear that, though I do think anything made over a campfire is probably better than the oven. You could certainly do these the same and roll them in butter after. 🙂

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  • There was no recipe as stated! Quantities – temperature for baking – how long
    Please respond asap as I’d like to make for Easter!!
    Have a blessed Easter!!

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    • Hi Toni,
      Are you on mobile? Just click “READ MORE” and that will open the entire page so you can view the full recipe. If you’re on desktop just scroll down.

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  • These look yummy.

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    • Thank you so much!

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  • You and your husband have such amazing faith! It is hard to explain it but you did it wonderfully. You can’t describe when you just know everything with be okay and you know what you are to do.

    And I remember making this when I was younger except I think we used biscuits. Also from my home ec class. I was just thinking about this recipe just the other day. They are delicious!

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    • Yes, exactly Melissa, you can’t describe it at all but it’s just as real as if someone said it to you. Thank you so much for your sweet comment. xoxo

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  • In the 60’s, my mom called these “hollow buns”. So sweet and tasty!

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    • oh that’s so sweet that it’s something your mother made too! Thanks for sharing!

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  • Thank you for the story. I have been following you for about 2 years now & I appreciate how sometimes you are funny, sometimes serious, sometimes insightful. There always seems to be the right balance! You do not obnoxiously share your faith but you also do not hide it. In this day & age, I think it is nice to every once in awhile hear a faith-based story. As the saying goes, if you touched one person’s life, you’ve touched a million. I appreciate your recipes & your stories.

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    • Hi Jen,

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. It’s so hard to put ourselves out there sometimes and the comments mean the world to us. Not to mention, you perfectly described my personality so without having met you can say you clearly “get me”. 😉 xoxo

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  • Would love the recipe for the empy-tomb-rolls please

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    • Hi Linda, the recipe is right on this post. Just scroll down and it’s right before the comments.

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  • Have you tried using this recipe with your homemade dough? My husband and I really, really do not like the store bought crescent rolls but we really, really want to try this recipe!

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    • Hi Krista,
      We use our homemade rolls occasionally which are linked to in the bottom of this post. 🙂

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    • I used homemade dough and loved them. I am using Rhodes dinner rolls today because I have to feed a large group.

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      • That’s just like us! 🙂

  • It is so awesome when you have that peace, knowing that what lies ahead may be hard, but you KNOW that it is what you are supposed to be doing. I have difficult pregnancies, as well, not due to HG, actually I get off easy that way, but difficult nonetheless, to the point it was suggested that I abort my first and one of us get sterilized. I have two little miracle boys now, that I wouldn’t trade for anything in this world. My first OB appointment for #2 I was asked, “Are you excited or scared?” I replied, “I am excited. I know and understand the risks, but I also know the reward.” I will be making these rolls for Resurrection Sunday.

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    • Hi Nikki,

      Thank you so much for leaving that comment. You are so right, there’s nothing in the world that could offer more than peace. It’s been such a blessing for us to be able to make hard decisions. Congratulations on your two. When I was younger I didn’t understand what a miracle each pregnancy was but I am so grateful for that gift now.

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  • What happens if you don’t serve them immediately?
    I’m thinking of using them for an event for which I won’t have time to prep and bake as we go. They will need to be completely done ahead of time.
    Will they not open well? Collapse?
    Thanks in advance for the feedback!

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    • I made them the night before and took them to church Easter Sunday, they didn’t collapse. They were verrrrry sticky though, have cloths or wipes on hand.

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      • Yes! Sooooo sticky! Thank you for reminding others.

    • Hi angela,

      They are best eaten fresh, but if you can’t I would still warm them up a little before serving.

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  • Lovely ? looks delicious!

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  • Can’t open the recipe. Would love to make it. Mail it to me please

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    • Mine opened .cresent rolls, bowl of melted butter ,bowl of sugar cinnamon mixed, and marshmellows take marshmellow dip in butter then cinnamon wrap in roll. Dip roll in butter then sugar mixture bake 350.

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    • Hi Lynette, just scroll down and the recipe is there. There’s nothing to open.

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    • Hit the read more button and scroll to the bottom. N

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  • How does a person bring up your recipe for empty tomb rolls???please email it to me thankyou

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    • Just scroll to the bottom of the post. 🙂

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  • In my house we only celebrate the Resurrection and these empty tomb biscuits will be most welcomed.

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  • A beautiful story. Thank you for sharing it.

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    • So kind of you. Thank you!

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  • Thank you for your beautiful and inspiring story…and for the recipe, too. I know it will become a favorite not only at Easter. May all of us that have been blessed with “easy, normal” pregnancies and childbirth be cognizant of the struggles many others have…and continue to give God the thanks and praise for His great gifts.

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    • Thank you! xoxo

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  • I make “Resurrection Rolls” (same thing – just a different name) with my kids every Easter. When my daughter was 4, the rotation for me to teach her Sunday School class feel on Easter so I made these rolls with all of the kids in the class. (A teacher helper ran the sheet pan down the hall to the church kitchen to bake, then brought them back later for the kids to eat.) As the kids opened up the rolls at snack time and found the empty space, I asked, “Where’s Jesus?” I was hoping they would say something like, “he’s gone…” Instead, my daughter piped up, “We cooked him!” Object lesson fail. 🙂 Happy Easter!

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    • oh I love that name! I’ll have to use that! LOL!!!! That is the best story ever. Glad you left it so others can get a good laugh.

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  • We went through all the testing, taking the basal temps, couldn’t find the medical reason why I wasn’t getting pregnant, the whole nine yards, only to lose our first pregnancy to an incomplete miscarriage (had to have a D&C). Then a year later, I got pregnant to our only son, my miracle baby. When he was abt. five, he decided he wanted a baby sister and began praying for one, every night for about 5 months and even named her Shelby Ruth. Where he got that name, I don’t know, and it was heartbreaking to see his faith and not getting results, knowing that God sees the big picture and we don’t. So then we shared with him that perhaps he had a sister in heaven waiting for him and that seemed to satisfy him.
    A Christian girlfriend sent me this recipe. I would like to copy it to put it into my Documented Faith-book (Stephanie Ackerman), if that’s okay with you. I will give you credit. This friend knows I love stuff like this. God’s Blessings on your family. I know it was worth going through everything to have that precious bundle of joy!

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    • Thank you for sharing your story. xoxo

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  • How amazing I saw this today!! The Home Ec teacher that taught my 2 sons this recipe died yesterday and she was my teacher also!! Had lost this recipe many years ago and what a way to remember this special lady by finding this today!! I will have my Granddaughter make these!!! They where never called this they where Marshmellow Surprise I think!! An awesome way to tell the story of Easter!! Grandkids have all been Baptised and very Blessed !!

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    • Wow, I’m so glad you found it! Thank you for sharing and I hope this is always a reminder of her.

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  • I came for the roll recipe, and it contained yet another divine nudge. We are in the same place, albeit for a different medical reason. But there’s that nudge. Gentle, yet persistent. We finally had the same conversation and shed the same tears just a couple weeks ago. We’ll see where it goes, but we have no doubt God is in it.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    • Thank you for sharing. Those nudges definitely mean something. Thinking of you both. 🙂 Go forward with faith, whichever direction is right.

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  • Wanting a baby is not a selfish desire, whether it takes great sacrifice or not. God took my twins from me, and does not hear my prayers or pleading. It appears we are to remain invisible parents, despite a calling to be otherwise.

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    • A.G. Having lost three many years ago, I know nothing can assuage you terrible pain. We were able to adopt and God gave me the desires of my heart unquestionably. Have a crumb of faith. Be open to other paths. Your prayers are heard. We have nothing if the tomb is not empty. Don’t lose hope.

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    • Hi AG,

      I’m so sorry for your loss. He hears you, but his ways are not our ways and I’m sure there is a plan for you. Sometimes we have to listen to what he desires for us and pray for that. Our sweet friends cannot have children so they’ve adopted, others have done foster care while others merely be the best neighbors, aunts and uncles they can. We are each parents when we choose to love others, it’s just the description that changes, not the name.

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      • Well said… God’s best to you, AG.

    • I could not have children. But I was able to adopt, I was there at his birth. He is now 20 and about to be a father. He is the greatest gift I could of received. I thank GOD every day. May GOD be with you.

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      • Robin, wow!! Thank you for taking the time to leave that comment. Just think, without you his life would have been totally different. Adoption is one of the greatest blessings on earth.

    • I have been in your shoes many times…lost 5 early in my marriage… until I had tubal pregnancies, leaving me with a hysterectomy…and little hope. At age 54, I was asked to foster, and my first 2 were siblings…a baby and a 1 1/2 yr. old sister. Little did I know they were going to become my 2 blessings from God…the ones He picked out just for me. I am 63 now and raising these precious children (always being called “grandma” by their friends.) Never would I have dreamed I would be a parent of 2 young children at this age. But not only does God have a sense of humor…His timing is perfect..and knowing, without a doubt, this was His gift to me, I also am certain He brought me to it… He will bless me through it. Never doubt the power of prayer…just remember..pray in detail. He will answer and you will know when He does. Blessings to you.

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      • Wow, what an amazing story!! I love your faith and optimism. Thank you for being a mother to those kiddos. Something everyone deserves but not everyone has.

      • Thanks for sharing your story. After years of undiagnosed infertility my husband and I have adopted three children. Three different races, three very different backgrounds and stories, but all of them are undoubtedly meant to be ours. Our youngest is 8 and going through (and putting us through) a difficult time, likely rooted in his experiences before he came to us. I love your quote, “He brought me to it… He will bless me through it.” I’m going to put it on my bathroom mirror where I will be reminded and strengthened by it often.

      • I love that! It is totally bathroom mirror worthy! You got this momma! Xoxo!

    • A.G. I have three in Heaven (all boys, set of twins) one (35 y/o man now) and 16 others that call me “Mama #2”. We don’t know how our story will unfold, I asked for a dozen natural childbirths & had one c-section that we were lucky to survive (almost didn’t). Keep your hearts open and trust that “your story” is still happening. I’d be honored to pray daily for you, I’m here if you need. Blessings, Much Love & Big Hugs!! ?????????

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      • What an incredible person you are. Thank you for the reminder that good exists.

  • How long do you bake them?

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    • Hi, it’s in the recipe, 15 minutes 🙂

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  • Thank you for such a delicious and timely and easy recipe. Making these gorgeous church breakfast!

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  • Beautiful story and such wonderful parents! Thank-you, for sharing your story, of your pregnancy and the rolls correlation of Jesus and the meaning of Easter. May God Bless your sweet family! Happy Easter!

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    • Thank you Cindy!

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  • I am lucky that I found this web blog, the right information that I was searching for!

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  • Have you ever made these in a toaster oven? This would be a beautiful object lesson for my Sunday school kids!

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    • I haven’t, but I would imagine if you’re carefully watching them they would be find. I bet the Sunday school kids would love them!

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      • Thanks! I am going to try them and I will let you know!
        One more question, did you let the rolls rise first?

      • We let them rise for 15 minutes unless it’s crescent rolls then we bake immediately.

  • i’m super happy for you all! thanks for sharing your inspiring and FAITH-promoting experience. may you be blessed for your goodness.

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    • Thank you so much!

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  • What a beautiful, incredible experience. Thank you so much for sharing. I am inspired by your posts often. Thank you.

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    • So sweet of you. Thank you!

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  • What a truly Beautiful story. My husband and I tried 15 years (numerous miscarriages-one where I was 6months along and we had heard her heartbeat and saw her imagine on the ultrasound the week before) bfore we were blessed withour Miracle baby Nik. I had another miscarriage and finally an hysterectom. We Thanked The Good Lord with giving us the one son and then when he was 12 his best friend was removed from his home alone with his 4yr brother by DYFS. Nik begged us to go bring him home. So we talked it over and decided this was God telling us we were needed. I went the County Courts and applied for custody,was denied but the case worker said donr give and when I triedI again, the judge granted custody to me. We had tobecome foster parents to receive his brother. Four years later the Courts passed our Adoption requests. God knew what he was doing and we Believe in him.

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    • Wow, what a beautiful story. Adoption is such a beautiful thing too.

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  • Such a moving post! Congratulations on your new baby.

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    • 🙂

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  • I love reading your story. Thanks for sharing something so personal to you and your family.

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    • Thank you Cathy!

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