Empty Tomb Rolls Recipe

Published on September 25th 2022 by Sarah Leadon.
Last updated on March 20th 2024
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For some folks, Easter is not complete without empty tomb rolls. Also known as resurrection rolls, empty tomb rolls are rolls of dough stuffed with marshmallows rolled in butter and cinnamon sugar. However, we replaced the sugar with sugar-free sweetener to make the Empty Tomb Rolls a little healthier. The empty tomb rolls get rolled in butter and cinnamon mixture before being baked until golden brown. As the empty tomb rolls bake in the oven, the marshmallows melt, leaving a hollow center hence the name empty tomb rolls. All in all, these empty tomb rolls are soft, sweet, buttery, and utterly delicious. 

 

How many carbs in empty tomb rolls?

There are 17 grams of carbs in each empty tomb roll. 

 

How many calories in empty tomb rolls?

There are 167 calories in each empty tomb roll. 

 

Is resurrection rolls and Empty Tomb Rolls same?

There is no difference between empty tomb rolls and resurrection rolls. They are the exact same thing. 

 

Can resurrection rolls be cooked in an air fryer?

Yes, you can cook resurrection rolls in the air fryer. However, you may have to cook the empty tomb rolls in batches. Make the empty tomb rolls as directed and place them into a silicone muffin pan that fits into your air fryer basket. Cook the empty tomb rolls for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.

 

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Serves
8 persons

Ingredients

  • Non-Stick Cooking Spray 

     

  • 1/2 cup Sugar-Free Sweetener

     

  • 1 tablespoon Ground Cinnamon

     

  • 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg

     

  • 1/4 cup melted Butter

     

  • 1 teaspoon pure Vanilla Extract 

  • 1 package of 8 Crescent Rolls 

     

  • 8 Marshmallows 

     

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 375 °F. Coat a jumbo muffin tin with non-stick cooking spray and set it aside.

 

Overview of a muffin tin sprayed with cooking spray next to a plate of marshmallows

Combine the sugar-free sweetener, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a small bowl. 

 

Overview of a bowl containing sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg mixed together

Combine the butter and vanilla extract in another small bowl and set it aside. 

 

Overview of a bowl containing melted butter and vanilla

Open the crescent rolls. Separate the crescent rolls into pieces and place them onto a lightly floured surface. 

 

Overview of crescent rolls on a lightly floured cutting board

Press each crescent roll into a circle using your fingers. 

 

Overview of dough that has been pressed into circles

Roll a marshmallow into the melted butter, then in the cinnamon mixture, and set it on top of a crescent roll. Bring the edges of the crescent roll dough around the marshmallow to cover it, and pinch the dough to seal it. 

 

Overview of marshmallows that have been rolled in a sugar mixture on top of circles of dough

Roll the empty tomb roll in the butter and then in the cinnamon mixture and place it into the prepared pan. Repeat steps six and seven with the rest of the crescent rolls until no more are left.

Overview of marshmallows wrapped in dough and rolled in cinnamon sugar

Let the empty tomb rolls rest for 15 minutes before baking them in the oven for 13-15 minutes until they are golden brown. 

 

Overview of empty tombs resting in a muffin tin.

Let the empty tomb rolls rest for a few minutes before enjoying them.

Overview of empty tombs cooling on a rack
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Sarah Leadon
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Delve into the fusion of food and mood with Sarah. Discover the emotional journey within each recipe. Beyond the kitchen, she's an avid reader and music lover, lost in the rhythms of life.

More posts by Sarah Leadon