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Empty Tomb Rolls

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!


  • 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


  • 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.
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.