Empty tombs resurrection buns

These are awesome, easy, fun to make and well, you can bookmark for next years brunch. Get your kids in the kitchen because these are so easy. SO easy. You CAN make your own biscuits, but eh. By the time my kids get done with real biscuit dough it would be so tough. And homemade marshmallows for this? You could but I would save those for eating! If you're doing this with your children you can have your bible out, but really it's a buttery mess with children so just print out scripture and make it easier on yourself.

1 can or refrigerator biscuit dough
about 3/4 stick of butter melted
Marshmallows- large at least 8
cinnamon sugar (I used Love Abounds specialty sugar)
(you can also use pie spices and sugar too)

that's all you need... preheat the oven to 375F. Pull out your muffin tin. Well a cupcake tin, not a big muffin tin.

I experimented a little bit and split a few of the muffins, the split ones were more caramlized, the full muffins were more doughy, in a good way. Whatever you do flatten each piece of dough.
The dough represents the linens Jesus was wrapped in before he was placed in the tomb (oven). In the end though the tomb will be the biscuit.

Dunk a marshmallow in the butter.
The pure white marshmallows represent a sinless Savior. Jesus' body was cared for and prepared to be placed in the tomb. The butter and spices represent the oils and spices. When Jesus was a baby the wisemen brought oil and spices, a look into what was ahead. For Jewish burial a body is prepared, washed and anointed with oils and spices.

Mark 15:46 So Joseph bought some linen cloth, took down the body, wrapped it in the linen, and placed it in a tomb cut out of rock. Then he rolled a stone against the entrance of the tomb. Luke 23:55-56 - A group of women who were at Jesus’ burial come back later to anoint his body
Roll it in the spices and sugar.

Set it in the middle of the dough. Wrap the dough around the marshmallow completely and pinch to seal. You'll have to help little ones get it completely sealed. like this.

See, all covered.

Roll each tomb in butter then in cinnamon and sugar.

Place them seam side down. Bake for about 12-15 minutes.

Once baked let them cool for 5-7 minutes.

 Once baked though the marshmallow in each of these little tombs melts into the dough and you are left with an empty tomb.

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Apr. 24, 2011 at 10:45 PM

Oooh, this is an awesome idea!  I missed it earlier but I will still do it in the next few days. A great lesson and a fun time with the kiddos :)

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