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The Easter Bunny is fun, but as a Christian I like to look for creative ways to teach my daughters that Easter is about more than a fluffy bunny who delivers sugary goodies. These biscuits are a yummy object lesson perfect for Resurrection Sunday. A marshmallow, which represents Christ, is placed inside each biscuit. The marshmallow melts during the baking process, leaving a hollow space like an empty tomb.

Note: It is very important to place these biscuits crease-side down on the baking sheet so they don’t open and ooze marshmallow during the baking process. Versions of this recipe are all over the Internet, but the particular recipe I consulted did not include this piece of advice. I ended up with molten marshmallow splattered on my oven wall. Just what I wanted for Easter.

Empty-Tomb Biscuits


1 tube of refrigerated biscuit dough

½ cup butter

½ cup sugar

4 teaspoons cinnamon

Large marshmallows


1.      Open can of biscuits and separate.

2.     Use hands to flatten biscuits. These will be the “tombs.”

3.     In a glass bowl, melt butter in microwave.

4.     In a small bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon.

5.     Dip a marshmallow (which represents the body of Christ and is white to represent His purity) in the butter and roll in sugar and cinnamon mixture (represents the oils and spices the body was anointed with before burial).

6.     Place a marshmallow on the dough and wrap the dough around the marshmallow. Pinch the seams together.

The empty tomb!

7.     Dip biscuit in butter and roll in sugar and cinnamon.

8.     Place biscuits on baking sheet with creased sides down so they will not open during baking. Very important!

9.     Bake according to biscuit package instructions.

10. When cool, break open to see the hollow space inside.

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Category: Easter

Tags: Christianity