I found this wonderful recipe over at About.com. This would be a fun project to do with any little children you are close to.


  • Each child takes a Grand (or other large ) canned biscuit. They flatten the biscuit out until it’s about 5 inches across. They spread melted butter, sugar and cinnamon on it. We explain that the spices represent the spices used to anoint Jesus’ body before His burial. 
  • Then each child gets one large marshmallow. The marshmallow represents Jesus. It is white because it stands for His purity and His sinless life. They place the marshmallow in the center of the biscuit, then fold the sides around it forming a “tomb”. (I help the younger children pinch the sides of their tombs closed and then we place them crease side down on a baking sheet so they will not open while cooking). Put more butter, cinnamon and sugar on the outside. We talk about the sweet taste of the spices and how Jesus gave us the sweetest gift we will ever receive. 
  • At this point you can go ahead and bake the buns. We wait and bake them in the morning while the kids are hunting the eggs. They need to bake following the directions on the biscuit package. Then they need a little cooling time because the marshmallow will be very hot. 
  • When the children bite into their buns they will be surprised to find the center empty. The marshmallow has melted. As each child discovers the empty tomb, we repeat : He is not here for He is risen. 
  • It has become a wonderful Easter morning tradition in our home. My kids start asking weeks in advance if we’re going to make “empty tomb buns” again.