July 4th Recipe: American Blessings Mix

American Blessings Mix

It's a sure-fire hit for your family's Independence Day celebration: American Blessings Mix.

This easy recipe creates a simple snack mix favor to remind us of our nation's blessings.

Bagged in favor-sized gift bags and decorated with a patriotic poem, American Blessings Mix brings a festive touch to July 4th celebrations.

Follow the recipe below, and get packaging and assembly how-tos with our Blessings Mix Tutorial.

Free printable Blessing Mix gift tags make it easy to give your gifts a professional touch.

Blessings Mix Tutorial

Ingredients:

  • 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
  • printable gift tags

Instructions

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.

Print 4 copies of the American Blessings Mix gift tag of your choice, or hand-write your own tags with the wording below.

Cut out tags, and attach one to each bag.

Makes 16 Blessing Mix gift bags.

American Blessing Mix Poem

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 those who founded our country.
Candy corn: Sacrifices of the Pilgrims' first winter. Food was so scarce that settlers survived on just a few kernels of corn a day.
Nuts or seeds: Promise of a a future harvest, one we will reap only if seeds are planted and tended 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.

Printable Blessings Mix Gift Tags

American Blessings Mix Gift Tag - Balloons
American Blessings Mix Gift Tag - Balloons - Small
American Blessings Mix Gift Tag - Vintage
American Blessings Mix Gift Tag - Stars
American Blessings Mix Gift Tag - Bunting
American Blessings Mix Gift Tag - Flag

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