To kick off Lent and the Easter season on this Ash Wednesday, I thought I would share with you this cute recipe given to us during our Oldest's First Communion prep class. It is always hard to explain to the children the idea that Jesus rose from the dead and the simplicity of this recipe helped in them grasping the concept. They could make it themselves and they actually saw something "disappear". The best part is that Baby Girl kept saying, "I didn't want Him to disappear!" as she was incredibly upset that the marshmallow was gone...
1 can of 8 crescent rolls
8 large marshmallows
3 Tbsp butter
3 Tbsp sugar
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1. Heat your oven to 375 degrees
2. Mix sugar and cinnamon in a bowl
3. Melt butter in a second bowl
4. Roll marshmallows in the melted butter.
5. Roll marshmallows in sugar/cinnamon mix to coat.
6. Place a marshmallow in the center of the crescent roll triangle
7. Wrap carefully to try and completely seal so the marshmallow doesn't seep out as it heats.
8. Cook for 10 minutes (watch though, all ovens vary).
The marshmallow represents Jesus, the crescent roll represents the cloth the soldiers wrapped Him in after His death on the cross and the oven represents the tomb. After the rolls cook, open the roll and see that the marshmallow (Jesus) isn't there because He has risen! And as quickly as the rolls were there, they were gone. The kids LOVED them.
I understand that many reading this may have different beliefs but this really was a tasty treat that brought the children into the kitchen and allowed them to make something themselves. I recommend it for everyone!
I just noticed that I have posted a lot of recipes lately. Take advantage of it. I am sure I will fall into a "I am not cooking for a while" hiatus again soon!