At the end of my post last week about the Indian Corn Craft, I mentioned a special Thanksgiving snack “coming up next.” Then I posted about Pepperoni Rolls. And although Pepperoni Rolls can make a delicious snack, that wasn’t the Thanksgiving snack I was referring to!
I was talking about this great Blessings Mix I created after reading about it on Red Couch Recipes. I served this at Art Playgroup last week, but it would also be perfect for school Thanksgiving Parties (it’s even nut free!). Each of the ingredients is a symbolic representation of some of the things we have to be thankful for at this time of year. No cooking or baking involved!
recipe from Red Couch Recipes
- Bugles (2 cups) — Shaped like a cornucopia or Horn of Plenty, a symbol of our nation’s abundance .
- Pretzels (1 cup) — Arms folded in prayer, a freedom sought by those who founded our country.
- Candy Corn (1 cup) — Sacrifices of the Pilgrims’ first winter. Food was so scarce that settlers survived on just a few kernels of corn a day. (The Picky Apple Note: I had a HARD time finding candy corn this week…most stores have moved on to Christmas stuff.)
- Sunflower Seeds (1 cup) — Promise of a a future harvest, one we will reap only if seeds are planted and tended with diligence.
- Dried fruits (I used 1/2 cup dried cranberries) — Harvest gifts of our bountiful land.
- Fish Crackers (1 cup) –A remembrance of the abundant sea life and the blessing it was to the Pilgrims.
I also added 1/2 cup M & Ms. Not symbolic, but who isn’t thankful for a little bit of chocolate, right?!
This mix also makes a great teacher/friend/family gift! Just package it up in a mason jar or other container with a cute ribbon (I used leftover ribbon from my Halloween Ribbon Wreath).
Looking for something a little healthier, but equally Thanksgiving-y? Check out this Turkey Fruit Snack I made last year…