Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Cornucopia Blessing Mix
I needed to bring a snack for Daisy scouts this week and I thought it'd be fun to bring something that is Thanksgiving themed. I looked around on Pinterest and really liked the idea of doing a 'blessing mix', but I wanted to add a spin on it. I have seen where people twist ice cream cones into cornucopias, but I didn't see one on Pinterest that had the blessing mix inside it. SO, I thought... why not combine the two for a beautiful presentation for a treat! And... ta-da, you have the Cornucopia Blessing Mix!
The supplies are pretty simple... the regular blessing mix has nuts in it, but I thought... who adds nuts to anything these days that is for kids with all of the nut allergies going around?! So, I omitted the nuts...
To curl the tips of the ice cream cones, you'll need to dip the tip of each one in warm water for 20 seconds.
The tip of the cone will be soft, wrap it around a clean pencil for 20 seconds. The shape should stay and harden after an hour or two.
Here are all of the cones, bent and drying. Aren't they the cutest?!
To make the trail mix, you'll want to get all of your ingredients out. You'll want about the same amount of everything, except I added in extra bugles and pretzels. Reserve the hershey kisses, because you'll just put one of those at the bottom of each ice cream cone.
Mix it all together, and you have a tasty blessing mix! I couldn't stop snacking on this mix, because we had A LOT leftover... I just left it in the bowl on the table. I just love sweet and salty!
Since I omitted the nuts, I had to make my own blessing mix cards to go with the bundle. I really love to design cards and graphics in Photoshop, so I had fun with it and you can download the cards I used for free HERE.
Ok, not to brag... but, aren't these the cutest cards? I found the turkey on Pinterest under 'clip art' and 'turkey'.
Once the cornucopia/ice cream cones are dry, put one hershey kiss on the bottom of each cornucopia and then stick 3 or 4 pretzel sticks in. Then, fill it with the rest of the blessing mix. I wrapped it in a cellophane bag (I had to cut the bag in half, otherwise it was too long) and tied it with a ribbon. I added the blessing tag to each one, too.
Here is a side view... I could eat this all up right now! I hope that Autumn and her daisy scouts enjoy this yummy treat tomorrow!
I even put everything in a little wire basket from Crate & Barrel, so that it is easier for Autumn to hand them out at her meeting.
Happy Thanksgiving, y'all! Gobble, gobble!
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