Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Thanksgiving Blessing Mix

This sounds like a pretty cute idea. The web is filled with recipes for this blessing mix. Here is the common one I found. Seal it up in a cellophane bag or zippie and attach a card with a harvest poem. Bagged in favor-sized gift bags and decorated with a harvest poem.

Give as a favor to a Sunday School class, ladies group, etc. You can give bring in the items unbagged and have your students made their own Blessing Mix Bags to give out. If you don't want to bother making your own card there are several free ones you can print out.

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

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 or small ziplock bags. Add one Hershey's Kiss to each bag. Close bag with chenille stem, raffia or twist tie and attach card.

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:

Anonymous said...

I love this. I made it along with my 3 year old son and my 6 year old daughter. They both enjoyed making it and eating it. I found that mixing in a large bowl, that all the sunflower seeds settled on the bottom. Instead, we added each ingredient to the bag one at a time and gently mixed. I have added this recipe to my family cookbook. My daughter wants it every year. We have already made gift bags to give each of our guests at Thanksgiving dinner.