1 Cup Whole Pecans
FIRST: Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
THIS IS IMPORTANT… do not wait until you are halfway done with the recipe…!)
Explain that Jesus was arrested; and then he was beaten by the Roman soldiers…much the same way those pecans were just beaten…
READ: John 19:1-3
Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on the cross, He was given something like vinegar to drink...
READ: John 19:28-30
Explain that eggs represent life. Jesus gave His life to give us life...
READ: John 10:10-11
Explain that this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus’ followers, and the bitterness of our own sin...
READ: Luke 23:27
Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know Him, and belong to Him...
READ: Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16
*Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 –15 minutes until stiff peaks are formed.
Since this requires some time, you might watch and discuss Jeffrey R. Holland's talk "None Were With Him"
Explain that the color white represents the purity, in God’s eyes, of those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus...
READ: Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3
Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus’ body was laid...
READ: Matthew 27:57-60
Give each child a piece of tape to “seal shut” the oven door.
READ: Matthew 27:65-66
Explain that the children may feel sad and confused to leave the cookies in the oven overnight—much like Jesus’ followers were sad and confused when the tomb was sealed...
Explain that on the first Easter, Jesus’ followers were amazed to find the tomb was open and empty!!
READ: Matthew 28:1-9