I posted this on MomCooks last year, and now I want to share it here with all of you. The recipe and image comes from Organized Christmas, which despite it’s name is a great resource for recipes and crafts for every holiday. They call this “Thanksgiving Blessing Mix”, I prefer to call it “Thankful Snack Mix”. To give this as a gift as “Blessing Mix”, visit Organized Christmas for free printable ingredients lists or bag toppers you can attach to baggies of this mix before handing it out to family and friends.
Thanksgiving Snack/Blessing Mix Recipe
2 cups Bugles brand corn snacks
2 cups small pretzels
1 cup candy corn
1 cup dried fruit bits or raisins
1 cup peanuts or sunflower seeds
1 cup M&Ms-brand chocolate candy
16 Hershey’s-brand chocolate kisses
free printable blessing mix gift tags or bag toppers
In a large bowl, gently mix all ingredients except Hershey’s Kisses.
Place 1/3 to 1/2 cup Thanksgiving Blessing Mix in small cellophane treat bags. Add one Hershey’s Kiss to each bag. Close bag with chenille stem or twist-tie. Makes 16 bags.
Bugles: Shaped like a cornucopia or Horn of Plenty, a symbol of our nation’s abundance.
Pretzels: Arms folded in prayer, a freedom sought by those who founded our country.
Candy corn: Sacrifices of the Pilgrims’ first winter. Food was so scarce that settlers survived on just a few kernels of corn a day.
Nuts or seeds: Promise of a a future harvest, one we will reap only if seeds are planted and tended with diligence.
Dried fruits: Harvest gifts of our bountiful land.
M&Ms: Memories of those who came before us to guide us to a blessed future.
Hershey’s Kiss: The love of family and friends that sweetens our lives.
What are you doing for Thanksgiving?? Tell me in a comment!