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I’m Thankful for … Trail Mix

This Thanksgiving, we all have much for which to be thankful.  I did a quick search for Thanksgiving trail mix, and couldn’t be happier with what I found.  This recipe below is something that teaches us, reminds us of our blessings and could become a family tradition for years to come.  Enjoy.

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

This was posted on a chat room, and I don’t have the “real” name of the person responsible for it.  If you read this and you are the creator, please let me know, so I can give you credit.  Until then, here is the link.

Happy Thanksgiving, All.  I’m thankful for you and wish you a wonderful holiday.


2 Responses to “I’m Thankful for … Trail Mix”

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    This post was mentioned on Twitter by angierobert: Teach your kids the meaning of Thanksgiving using trail mix: The American Blessings trail mix. Very touching.

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