Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Cupcakes


Box of any cupcake mix. (I chose confetti cupcake mix)
White icing
Green food coloring
Bag of peanut M&M's


Cook cupcakes according to box. Cool. 

While cooling place 1 cup of coconut in a Rubbermaid container. Add 5 drops of green food coloring, close and shake. 

Add green food coloring to white icing and mix. Place green icing on cupcakes. Add the green coconut. Place 3 M&M's. 


Resurrection Rolls

My family loved making these. It is a great way to explain the resurrection to your children. My kids couldn't wait to see if Jesus resurrected from the roll. ;)

Large marshmallows
Butter, melted
Cinnamon/sugar mixture
1 can of crescent rolls. 


Separate the crescent rolls into triangles. The rolls represent the linen they used to wrap Jesus when he was dead. 

Dip the marshmallows in melted butter and then roll in the cinnamon/sugar mixture. The butter represents the oils they used to anoint Jesus' dead body.  The cinnamon/sugar mixture represents the spices they used in burials. 

Place the marshmallow in the center of the crescent roll. Fold and pinch the sides of the crescent roll. Place on a greased baking sheet. 

Bake rolls according to package directions. 

When cooked the marshmallow will melt and puff up the crescent roll. This demonstrates how Christ arose from the tomb and all that remained was the tomb and linen wrappings. My kids couldn't wait for me to cut into the roll. They scream with excitement "He arose!" when they saw the marshmallow was gone. So awesome.  I hope you enjoy this as much as we did.