This recipe will make about 16 blessing mix gift bags of about one-third cup each. Use cellophane goodie bags or zipper food storage bags to package this treat.
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 Blessing Mix in small cellophane treat bags. Add one Hershey's Kiss to each bag.
Makes 16 Blessing Mix gift bags
2 C Bugles
2 C Pretzels
1 C Candy Corn
1C Dried Fruit
1 C Sunflower Seeds
These are shaped like a cornucopia, the horn of plenty
The shape symbolizes our arms folded in thanks and prayer
During the first winter, the pilgrims were each allotted 5 kernels of corn per year because food was so scarce.
Thanksgiving is the celebration of the harvest
Seeds represent the potential of a bounteous harvest for the next season if they're planted and well tended.
"And now I would that ye should be humble, and be submissive
and gentle; easy to be entreated; full of patience and long-suffering;
being temperate in all things; being diligent in keeping the commandments of God at all times;
asking for whatsoever things ye stand in need, both spiritual and temporal;
"Always returning thanks unto God for whatsoever things ye do receive." Alma 7:23