Empty Tomb Rolls: An Easter Tradition


Empty Tomb Rolls

An Easter Morning Tradition:

Empty Tomb Rolls became fairly popular on IG a few years ago when Oh Sweet Basil Posted their version. I smiled when I saw them because they are something my family has been doing for years on Easter morning and I thought my mom invented them! (Maybe she did!)


These are more than just a yummy recipe for Easter they also have a lesson built into the process. You can talk to your kids about that Holy morning while you make the rolls and include them in the process since they are super easy. But if you don’t celebrate Easter religiously that’s ok, because these are still super super yummy spring treats!

Ingredients For Empty Tomb Rolls:

Empty Tomb Rolls: Coastal Bend Mom Collective

  • Large marshmallows
  • Pop-out crescent rolls
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Butter
  • 1/2 Cup sugar mixed with cinnamon

Instructions for Empty Tomb Rolls:

  1. To start, pop out your rolls from the can. And flatten them on your baking surface.
  2. Dip your marshmallow in butter, and then roll in the sugar mixture, completely covering the mallow.
  3. Start on the narrow end of your roll and roll it up, when you get to the top, fold the ends over so that the marshmallow is completely closed into the roll (to prevent leaking).
  4. Bake at 350 Degrees per the package instructions
  5. When you open the rolls up, the marshmallows will have melted, leaving an empty but delicious roll.

Empty Tomb Rolls Lesson:

If you so choose, you can use this as an opportunity to teach your children about how on that glorious Sunday morning, he wasn’t there. He had Risen! And the tomb was empty. And you can celebrate this glorious message as a family while eating something sweet and sticky- which is what kids like anyway!

Empty Tomb Roll

Happy Easter, Friends! For more Easter inspiration, check out this post from Jenn or check out our Guide to Easter in the Coastal Bend!