Source of Recipe
*Begin the night before Easter for best results.
List of Ingredients
1 cup pecan halves
1 teaspoon white vinegar
3 egg whites
Pinch of salt
1 cup sugar
Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Place the pecans in plastic freezer bag and let your child beat them with a wooden spoon to break pecans into small pieces.
Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by Roman soldiers. Read John 19:1-3
Let your child smell and taste the vinegar. Add 1 teaspoon vinegar to a bowl.
Explain that Jesus was given vinegar to drink when He was on the cross. Read John 19:28-30.
Add the 3 egg whites to the vinegar.
Discuss with your children that eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave His life to give us life. Read John 10:10-11.
Sprinkle a pinch of salt into your child’s hand. Allow him/her to taste a tiny bit and shake the remainder 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.
Add 1 cup of sugar to the bowl.
Explain that the sweetest part of the story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He wants us to know we belong to Him. Read Psalms 34:8 and John 3:16.
Beat ingredients with a mixer on high until stiff peaks are formed (about 15 minutes).
Share how the color white represents purity and how Jesus can cleanse us of our sins. Read Isaiah 1:18.
Add the nuts and fold in gently. Drop the mixture by teaspoon on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper.
Explain that these mounds represent the rocky tomb where Jesus body was laid. Read Matthew 27:59-60.
Put the cookie sheet in the oven. Then close the door and turn the oven off immediately. Give you child a piece of tape to seal the tomb (oven door).
Explain the fact 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' friends were sad when He died and was placed in the tomb. Read John 16:20 and 22.
On Easter morning, open the oven and select one of the cookies. Notice the cracked surface. Take a bite. The cookie is hollow! On the first Easter, Jesus' friends were amazed to find the tomb open and empty. Read Matthew 28:1-9.
Give everyone a cookie. Share the Easter story with others. After Jesus rose, he met his disciples and told them to spread the good word. Jesus said, "I will be with you to the end of time." Read Matthew 28:16-20.