To be made the evening before Easter
or any other day!

You need:

1 cup whole pecans

zipper baggie

1 tsp. Vinegar

3 egg whites, pinch salt

1 cup sugar

wooden spoon



Preheat oven to 300 degrees (this is important-don't
wait until you're half done with the recipe)!

Place pecans in zipper baggies and let children beat
them with the wooden spoon to break into small pieces.
Explain that after Jesus was arrested. He was beaten
by the Roman soldiers.
Read John 19:1-3.

Let each child smell the vinegar. Put 1 tsp. Vinegar into
mixing bowl. Explain that when Jesus was thirsty on
the cross, He was given vinegar to drink.
Read John 19:28-30.

Add egg whites to vinegar. Eggs represent life.
Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life.
Read John 10:10-11.

Sprinkle a little salt into each child's hand. Let them
taste it and brush the rest into the bowl. Explain that
this represents the salty tears shed by Jesus' followers,
and the bitterness of our own sin.
Read Luke 23:27.

So far, the ingredients are not very appetizing. Add 1 cup
sugar. Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that
Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know
and belong to Him.
Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16.

Beat with a mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes
until stiff peaks are formed. Explain that the color
white represents --in God's eyes -- the purity of
those whose sins have been cleansed by Jesus.
Read Isaiah 1:18 and John 3:1-3.

Fold in broken nuts. Drop by teaspoons onto wax
paper-covered cookie sheet. Explain that each mound represents the rocky tomb where Jesus' body was laid.
Read Matthew 27:57-60.

Put the cookie sheet in the oven, close the door and
turn the oven OFF. Give each child a piece of tape and
seal the oven door. Explain that Jesus' tomb was sealed.
Read Matthew 27:65-66.

GO TO BED! Explain that they may feel sad to leave
the cookies in the oven overnight. Jesus' followers
were in despair when the tomb was sealed.
Read John 16:20 and 22.

On Easter morning, open the oven and give
everyone a cookie.

Notice the cracked surface and take a bite.
The cookies are hollow!

On the first Easter, Jesus' followers were amazed
to find the tomb open and empty.
Read Matthew 28:1-9

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