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Empty Tomb Rolls

Empty Tomb Rolls or Magic Marshmallow Crescent Puffs - easy cinnamon sugar rolls with a melting marshmallow inside. These are a great symbolic dessert recipe for Easter.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 16 rolls
Calories 190kcal



  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cans Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls 8 oz each
  • 16 large marshmallows
  • ¼ cup butter or margarine melted


  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons milk
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans or walnuts


  • Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 16 medium muffin cups with No-Stick Cooking Spray. In small bowl, mix granulated sugar, flour and cinnamon.
  • Separate dough into 16 triangles. For each roll, dip 1 marshmallow into melted butter; roll in sugar mixture. Place marshmallow on shortest side of triangle. Roll up, starting at shortest side and rolling to opposite point. Completely cover marshmallow with dough; firmly pinch edges to seal. (Make sure to seal it well or the marshmallow will leak out during baking.) Dip 1 end in remaining butter; place butter side down in muffin cup.
  • Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. (Place foil or cookie sheet on rack below muffin cups to guard against spills.) Cool in pan 1 minute. Remove rolls from muffin cups; place on cooling racks set over waxed paper.
  • In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, vanilla and enough milk for desired drizzling consistency. Drizzle glaze over warm rolls. Sprinkle with nuts. Serve warm.


DON'T FORGET to put a cookie sheet on the shelf underneath the muffin pan just in case one of your marshmallows decides to melt through the dough.
These rolls are best eaten fresh out of oven (slightly cooled). You may store them for up to 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature.
Recipe inspired by Magic Marshmallow Crescent Puffs which won the 20th Pillsbury Bake-Off in 1969 by Edna M. Walker of Eden Prairie, Minnesota.


Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 261mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 129IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg