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Empty Tomb Rolls for Easter Sunday

With Easter just a week away, I want to give you a really fun a tasty recipe to wow everyone! I shared this Empty Tomb Rolls recipe last year around Easter, but I made them again and took better pictures this time.

Empty Tomb Rolls for Easter Sunday

The Empty Tomb Rolls are created from a basic dough recipe, wrapped around a marshmallow, and baked. I happen to love my mom’s basic rolls so that’s the recipe I use (included below). The reason these rolls are great for Easter is because of their symbolism. The dough/bread represents Christ’s Tomb, and the marshmallow represents Jesus Christ. After the roll is baked, the marshmallow melts into the bread and the roll is left with an empty hole, representing the Empty Tomb after Christ was resurrected. It doesn’t hurt that these rolls are super yummy too!

You can also make these with crescent rolls. It will go much faster, but it won’t taste quite as good.

dough-circles

Make your favorite dinner roll recipe, roll the dough out flat, then cut into circles. (My favorite roll recipe is below)

marshmallow-roll

Wrap each piece of dough around a large marshmallow making sure dough seals around the marshmallow.

rolls

Brush each roll with melted butter and roll the dough ball in sugar and cinnamon mixture (this step can be omitted), but would make for a great breakfast this way.
Place each roll in a greased pan and cover pan with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. In the morning, remove from refrigerator and let rise until double. If it doesn’t rise much, it will be completely okay.

easter rolls

Bake at 375° until golden brown – about 15-20 min. If you did not roll the dough in cinnamon and sugar, you can brush a little butter over the tops, while warm.

marshmallow roll

When the roll is opened, like the tomb, it is empty.

Empty Tomb Rolls for Easter Sunday
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Serves: 15-20
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 pkg active dry yeast
  • 3 eggs
  • 4 – 4½ cups flour
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • large marshmallows
Instructions
Basic Rolls:
  1. Dissolve yeast in the warm water, with a pinch of sugar (to activate).
  2. Beat in the eggs.
  3. Melt the butter in a microwave safe dish.
  4. When cooled, add butter to yeast mixture.
  5. Gradually add the flour, sugar and salt to the mixing bowl, and mix until smooth, or dough climbs up the blade/hook.
  6. Let rise once, then roll out for empty tomb rolls.
Empty Tomb Rolls:
  1. Make your favorite dinner roll recipe, roll the dough out flat, then cut into circles.
  2. Wrap each piece of dough around a large marshmallow making sure dough seals around the marshmallow.
  3. Brush each roll with melted butter and roll the dough ball in sugar and cinnamon mixture (this step can be omitted), but would make for a great breakfast this way.
  4. Place each roll in a greased pan and cover pan with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight. In the morning, remove from refrigerator and let rise until double. If it doesn’t rise much, it will be completely okay.
  5. Bake at 375° until golden brown – about 15-20 min. If you did not roll the dough in cinnamon and sugar, you can brush a little butter over the tops, while warm.
  6. When the roll is opened, like the tomb, it is empty.

 

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  1. My daughters are going to go wild over these!!

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