Easter Morning Rolls

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This recipe is a wonderful Easter tradition for our family. Erin posted the recipe last year, but I wanted to repost them in time for Easter this weekend.
If you wanted to make homemade roll dough instead of frozen, try one of these great recipes:

Lion House Rolls

Grandma’s Dinner Rolls

Amazing Buttermilk Rolls

Hope you enjoy!

These rolls are our traditional Easter morning breakfast. Just like Christ’s tomb on Easter Sunday, these rolls will be empty! Consequently, this is a fun and sweet way to explain to children why we celebrate Easter, and teach about Christs’ resurrection. They are easy to make the night before, and are very yummy straight out of the oven. In fact, be very very sure to serve them immediately after baking them; they are very good fresh and some of the ‘magic’ is gone when they have been out of the oven for an hour. I have only ever used homemade roll dough to make these. Use a small amount of dough, and try to seal them the best you can so that the marshmallows don’t leak out when baking. This is our mother’s recipe – she actually used this recipe when she taught TLC (technological life careers – included sewing and cooking) in Middle School – and Mindy and I were her students when we were each in 7th grade! :)

Easter Breakfast Rolls
submitted by Erin ~ The Sisters Cafe

1 package frozen bread or roll dough, thawed (or homemade roll dough)

6 TB sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 bag large marshmallows
1/4 cup butter, melted

Combine sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside. Divide the dough into individual roll sized portions. Press each portion into a flat circle. Place
1 large marshmallow in the center of each roll. Pinch roll dough very firmly around the marshmallow. Roll each into a seamless, or nearly seamless, ball with your hands. Brush rolls with melted butter. Sprinkle sugar mixture over rolls. Cover rolls with plastic wrap and put in the fridge overnight. On Sunday morning, preheat oven to 350°. Take rolls out of fridge and bake for 15 minutes until rolls are golden brown. Be careful not to overbake. (These may also be baked without sitting overnight. After wrapping the marshmallow in them, let them rise for about an hour or so and then bake them as usual.)

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  1. Holly Lujan says

    I'm excited to make these for Easter morning. I remember seeing this recipe last year, but I didn't get a chance to make them. It will lovely to eat during conference on Easter. I still have this recipe from TLC!! Your mom was the BEST teacher!! I loved that class.

  2. mandy says

    I would love to make these for my family! I am really trying for all whole grains this year so would this work with whole wheat rolls? If so, do you have a recipe you would recommend?

    Thanks so much–I really enjoy your recipes!

  3. Valerie says

    I've heard of these, but never made them. I think I'll try this year to go along with the Easter message.

  4. Tiffanee says

    I love this idea. I have been looking for something fun, quick and most of all meaningful for Easter breakfast. I love the ideas that it can be made the night before. Quick and simple so we can be fed and ready to watch General Conference. This is all so perfect. Thanks!!

  5. Karin Webb says

    We made these this morning for Easter and they were a HIT! Definitely a new tradition for our family. So glad I was introduced to your blog. The chicken/spinach rolls are the next to try!

  6. Shelli says

    A friend gave me your recipe and directed me to your blog. The Easter rolls were so fun to make and delicious! My family loved them! Thank you for sharing your wealth of recipes. I am a new follower, and I linked to this posting today! Thanks again!

  7. Leah says

    There is more symbolism involved in these rolls than just the fact that they are empty on Easter morning. We tell our kids that the marshmallow represents the Savior’s body, then we dip it in melted butter, which represents the oils used in preparing the body for burial. Next, we roll it in the burial spices (i.e. cinnamon-sugar). The dough represents the burial cloth that they wrapped Him in before he was placed in the tomb (the oven). After baking, we remove the rolls to discover that He is not there, for he is ‘risen’ (and the roll has, too)!
    This year I found leftover gingerbread flavored-marshmallows from Christmas-time in my pantry (in the shape of little gingerbread-men), and it was even easier to remember that the marshmallow represented the Savior’s body!

  8. says

    I made these and gave them to the Primary children today after teaching them about the Resurrection. They absolutely loved it! Thank you for sharing the recipe, I’ll definitely be making them again :)

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