Friday, April 2, 2010

Yummy Christ-Centered Easter Treat

I first learned how to make this simple and yummy treat when I was in junior high foods class. I just recently realized that I could turn it into a great Easter teaching moment.

Marshmallow Biscuits

The Tomb:
10 refrigerator biscuits

Clean Linen Cloth:
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter

Jesus' Body:
5 large marshmallows, cut in half

(You can use a whole marshmallow if you are using jumbo biscuits)

Melt butter. Mix cinnamon and sugar.

Cut marshmallows in half and roll in melted butter, then cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Pound each biscuit flat. Wrap the marshmallows in biscuit. Seal the edges of the biscuit being careful not to get sugar on edges of biscuit or it will not seal. Place on a greased cookie sheet or muffin tin and put in a 375 degree oven for 7-12 minutes (times will be different if using a jumbo biscuit) or until lightly browned. This can get a little messy.

When you pull your biscuits out of the oven and take a bite out of the tomb the marshmallow (Jesus body) will be gone but the cloth will still remain (the cinnamon and sugar).

My three year old loved this and seemed to grasp onto the idea. He helped me to prepare the biscuits and I told him what each item represented and then we read the ressurection story from The New Testament Stories book (you could also watch it online HERE) while they cooked. When they came out and "Jesus" was gone he loved it. We talked about how Jesus still lives and even though He died He was ressurrected.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter!


Valerie said...

I've seen these made with frozen roll dough and thought of making them. The biscuit dough is even easier--no thawing.

Alicia said...

What a great idea! thanks for sharing!