Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Harvest Blessing Snack

This is adapted from something I pulled off the Internet years ago; thanks to Barbara E. for the initial idea. We added both whole bags of Bugles and pretzels to stretch it and made 20 of these to give to friends.

2 cups Bugles Brand Corn Snacks
2 cups Pretzels
1 cup Candy Corn and/or Corn Nuts Brand Snack
1 cup Dried or Candy Fruits
1 cup Peanuts and/or Sunflower Seeds

Each ingredient in this snack mix symbolizes something associated with the Harvest Season (Thanksgiving):
Bugles--a cornucopia, a horn of plenty
Pretzels--arms folded in thanks and prayer
Candy Corn--During the first winter, the pilgrims were each allotted only 5 kernels of corn per day because food was so scarce
Dried Fruits--Thanksgiving in the celebration of the harvest.
Sunflower Seeds--Seeds represent the potential of a bounteous harvest for the next season if they are planted and well-tended.

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