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Thanksgiving Blessing Mix

Keep Jar Full Of This Popular Snack For Family And Give Bags To Neighbors, Friends, Colleagues

This simple recipe is great for young kids or families to assemble together, talking about memories or sharing thoughts of personal thankfulness while doing so. The accompanying poem explains the thankful thoughts behind each of its ingredients, which could be made into a handy little paper cutout to attach to gift bags filled with the final food combination.

Thanksgiving Blessing Poem

  • Bugles:  shaped like the cornucopia, the horn of plenty.
  • Pretzels:  arms crossed and folded in thanks and prayer.
  • Nuts:  the promise of a future harvest if seeds are planted and tended with care.
  • M&Ms:  memories of those who came before us to guide a blessed future.
  • Candy Corn:  the sacrifices of the first winter.
  • Dried Fruit:  the bountiful fruits of the earth, gathered at harvest time.
  • Hersey Kiss Candy (optional) to make a special version for immediate family, add these kisses to remind of the love felt.


  • 2 cups bugles
  • 2 cups mini pretzels
  • 1 cup salted peanuts or cashews or sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup M&Ms chocolate candies (could substitute the peanut candy version as well)
  • 1 cup candy corn
  • 1 cup craisins or raisins
  • (optional) 2 cups of Chex
  • (optional) Hersey Kiss candy 


  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Stir until well mixed and store in a covered container or immediately measure out into individual, zipped top or tied bags. Enjoy each and every time, with a whisper of gratefulness.