Resurrection Buns (Sweet Easter Buns)

Total Time
Prep 40 mins
Cook 18 mins

These buns form a 'hollow' in the middle after baking. This hollow represents the empty tomb when Christ arose on Easter. They taste very much like cinnamon buns. YUMMY!


  1. Mix your cinnamon and sugar together in a bowl.
  2. Take a small ball of raw bun dough (these are easily made if you have leftover bread dough as well), and wrap it around a marshmallow, sealing well.
  3. Dip the ball into melted butter.
  4. Dip the buttered ball into the cinnamon/sugar mix.
  5. Place the ball onto a greased cookie pan, (use a pan with a lip, because the marshmallow will melt out to make a nice gooey sauce, and you wouldn't want it all over the bottom of your oven!) Leave enough space between balls to allow them to rise to double their size.
  6. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and let rise for about 35 mins or until doubled in size.
  7. Pre-heat oven to 375.
  8. Bake the Resurrection Buns in the oven for 18-20 mins or until lightly browned.
Most Helpful

This is the same recipe that I use and it is very easy to make, besides tasting great. I used them for my Sunday school class opening lesson about the empty tomb. The cinnamon sugar does get a bit messy for the kids so make sure you have wipes handy for them to clean up with.

Charlotte J April 10, 2003

This recipe is a definite keeper! My mother & I made it for Easter, using home made sweet roll dough, and they turned out wonderful! Thanks for this great recipe!

maceyj0 April 12, 2010

We always called these Balloon Buns... but I like this name better (and the metaphor). We always made it with sweet dough that took too much time to make. I never thought of using premade dough. Thanks for the idea. Great fun for kids... and adults too!

Trish Za Dish April 03, 2010