Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thanksgiving Snack Mix

I've seen quite a few of these types of recipes floating around.

To Make:
Mix together Bugles, mini pretzels, candy corn, gold fish, cranberries and raisins, pumpkin seeds. You could add peanuts and others seeds or nuts but since my kids are young, I choose to omit them.

Each item in the snack mix symbolizes an aspect of the Thanksgiving season.

Bugles represent a cornucopia, a horn of plenty.
Pretzels represent arms folded in thanks and prayer.
Candy corn represents the first winter when food was scarce and the pilgrims survived on corn.
Dried fruits represent the celebration of a harvest.
Peanuts and/or seeds represent the potential of future harvests.

While not 100% healthy, this is a good snack for the diaper bag for running errands or church. It does have a nice mixture of chewy from the raisins and craisins along with saltiness and crunch with a little sweetness.


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