Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease a cookie sheet.
Place pecans in a plastic resealable bag. Give children wooden spoons, and let them pound the pecans into pieces. Set aside. Explain that after Jesus was arrested, He was beaten by soldiers. (Read John 19:1-3).
Let each helper smell the vinegar. Then measure 1 teaspoon into the mixing bowl. Explain that while dying on the cross, Jesus as thirsty and the soldiers gave Him vinegar to drink. (Read John 19:28-30).
Separate eggs. Add the whites to the vinegar. Eggs represent life. Explain that Jesus gave his life to give us life. (Read John 10:10-11, 28).
Sprinkle a little salt into each person''s palm, and let each one brush it off into the mixture. Then they can taste their salty palms. This reminds us of salty tears shed by those saddened by Jesus'' death. (Read Luke 23:27).
So far, the ingredients aren''t very appetizing, but now sugar is added, and you must trust that it will have a pleasant result. Explain that the sweetest part of this story is that Jesus died because He loves us. He makes it possible to know Him and belong to Him. (Read Psalm 34:8 and John 3:16).
Beat with electric mixer on high speed for 12 to 15 minutes until stiff peaks form. Point out the pearly white color, the color of purity in God''s eyes for those who have been cleansed from sin by Jesus'' death. (Read Isaiah 1:18; 1 John 3:1-3).
Fold in nuts. Drop rounded teaspoons of the mixture on the cookie sheet. Explain that each mound resembles a rocky tomb like the one in which Jesus'' body was placed. (read Matthew 27:57-60).
Put the cookie sheet in the preheated oven, close the door, and turn the oven completely off. Hand each participant a piece of tape to secure the oven door. Explain that Jesus'' tomb was sealed. (Read Matthew 27:65-66).
Time for bed! Explain that they may feel sad and disappointed to leave the cookies in the oven with the door closed. Jesus'' death seemed final to His followers, and they were in despair hen the tomb was sealed. (Read John 16:20, 22).
On Easter morning, open the oven door and give everyone a cookie. Point out the craked surface of the cookies and then take a bite. The cookies are hollow! On the first Easter morning, Jesus'' followers were amazed to find His tomb opened and empty. He had risen! (Read Matthew 28:1-9).
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|Serving Size: 1 Dozen (514g)|
|Recipe Makes: 2 Dozen|
|Calories from Fat: 1060 (46%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 117.8g||157 %|
|Saturated Fat 10.1g||51 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 66.7g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 35.3g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 82.3mg||3 %|
|Potassium 759.6mg||20 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 323.1g||95 %|
|Dietary Fiber 15.7g||63 %|
|Sugars, other 307.3g|
|Protein 20.4g||29 %|
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Calories per serving: 2315
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