Abracadabra Rolls

Abracadabra Rolls

Abracadabra Rolls title image showing the open roll

I am not a huge Halloween fan, but I love fall and the idea of storybook magic. My daughter is also a big fan of slight of hand “magic” tricks. So we took an old family favorite and gave it a magical twist. These Abracadabra Rolls are so easy to make, they taste good, and they bring a little fun to a fall family breakfast.

Here’s what you will need:

  • 1 can of Grands crescent rolls (the smaller ones don’t seal up as well)
  • 8 marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon and sugar mixture (we use a half and half ratio)

How to get the magic started:

I make the first roll, explaining what I am doing as I go. Then I let the kids do the remaining rolls.

  1. Preheat oven according to directions on crescent roll packaging and spray a muffin tin with a cooking spray like Pam.
  2. Unroll the dough and separate into the pre-cut triangles.
  3. Dip a marshmallow in the melted butter and then roll it in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  4. Place the marshmallow at the tip end of a crescent roll and roll it up toward the wide end.
  5. Fold the loose ends of the dough over and pinch it all together. Make sure it is completely sealed or you will end up with a melted marshmallow mess.
  6. Place the roll in the muffin tin and repeat with remaining ingredients.
  7. Bake rolls according to the package directions.
  8. When rolls are finished, let them cool off for about 5-10 minutes. Serve rolls warm.
  9. The final step is to bite into the roll, cut it in half, or tear it open to show that the marshmallow has vanished! Voila!

Abracadabra Rolls on plate

These actually taste good and are not as overly sweet as cinnamon rolls are. We include these same rolls in an Easter object lesson that emphasizes the power of God (which is real) instead of the fictional but fun “magic” we see in the fall. Whether you call these resurrection rolls, abracadabra rolls, hocus pocus buns, or empty tomb rolls, they are tasty and your kids will love making them!

Abracadabra Rolls on plate pinable image

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