Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Thanksgiving Blessings Mix

I found this fun snack mix idea to share with family and friends at Thanksgiving time, at Organized Christmas. It sounds yummy, and it also reminds us of our nation's blessings. It's too late for me to use it this year, but I am definitely going to make this next year! Enjoy. Happy Thanksgiving!

Bag this mix in favor-sized gift bags and decorated with a harvest poem, Thanksgiving Blessings Mix brings a festive touch to your Thanksgiving table.  Organized Christmas makes it easy to create Thanksgiving Blessing Mix with free printable gift tags.

New! Print this Blessing Mix gift tag in .PDF format.

Thanksgiving 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 tag


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.

Print 4 copies of the Thanksgiving Blessings Mix printable gift tag or hand-write your own tags with the following wording.

Cut out tags, and attach one to each bag.

Makes 16 Blessing Mix gift bags.


Thanksgiving Blessing Mix

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.

1 comment:

Elena said...

My MIL did this mix sevearal years ago and handed it out as the FHE treat. Very cute.