- January 9, 2009 at 9:38 pm #269154
American Blessings Mix
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 chocolate candy
16 Hershey’s chocolate kisses
In a large bowl, gently mix all ingredients except Hershey’s Kisses. Place 1/3 to 1/2 cup Blessing Mix in small cellophane treat bags. Add one Hershey’s Kiss to each bag.
Close bag with chenille stem or twist-tie.
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 the founders of our country.
Candy Corn: Sacrifices of the Pilgrim’s first winter. Food was so scarce that the settlers survived on just a few kernels of corn per day.
Nut or Seeds: Promise of a future harvest, one will reap only if seeds are planted and tended to 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.
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- January 10, 2009 at 11:01 am #409140
This would make a nice gift for my volunteers. Thanks!
- October 5, 2011 at 10:13 pm #430272
like this one good for friends as a gift
- November 21, 2013 at 9:31 pm #445303
What a great idea for co-workers and to place one at each family member’s seat at Thanksgiving.
- November 21, 2013 at 10:01 pm #445304mosParticipant
How did I miss this?!! It is such a cool idea and perfect for Thanksgiving!
- November 9, 2014 at 11:25 pm #459317
Last year I found one that was like a chex mix and the saying was more religious. Does anyone know of this or remember what it might be called?
- November 12, 2014 at 5:07 pm #459379
I am going to make this and see if it would be good in a mason jar for a gift. I think making a tag for it with the meaning would be sweet. Thank you for the great idea and the info.
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