Mayflower Munch Mix ~ an easy Thanksgiving snack mix!

I am a little obsessed with munch mixes lately … you know, where you just toss all sorts of yummy things in a bowl and give it a fun name?  So with Thanksgiving right around the corner, I figured I needed to put together a simple munch mix to tide everyone over until dinner was finished.  {taste this} Mayflower munch mix!!

This mix is a great salty and sweet combination with a little history lesson thrown in ;)  Mix together as much or as little as you like of the following:

While you are munching, you can talk about what each ingredient represents:

Candy Corn – to represent maize/corn

Craisins – to represent the North East where cranberries are grown
Pretzel sticks – to represent the forest and the logs used to build homes for the Pilgrims
M&Ms – M is for the Mayflower
Corn Chex – to represent maize/corn

This Thanksgiving snack mix is perfect to put in a big bowl for grazing or package it up and put it in my cute little turkey treat cups!  

Your Thanksgiving guests will appreciate the snack and you can rest at ease until dinner is ready!  Here are a few more munch mixes to satisfy your snack cravings!

More munch mixes:
Manly Munch Mix – mix with a kick for Fathers’ Day!

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  1. Love this! I am a munch mix addict :)

  2. YUMMY! I’d love to have you join my Pin Me Linky Party because this is an awesome idea! I’m going to pin it now!

    Diana Rambles
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  3. Love this Keri! Pinning now!

  4. This is so fun and I love the name!!! cute!

  5. Oh yum – that does sound like a tasty snack!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. Mmm.. you just all of my favorite things together.. can’t resist those candy corns!
    Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  7. Gotta love a recipe with some history! Your snack does look great, I like the sweet & salty mixture – I bet it is sooo good!

  8. You had me at Candy Corn…

  9. Oh wow, yum! I’m gonna head out today and grab up the ingredients!

  10. Oh yum! This looks scrum-delicious! I pinned this to make for the kids (okay, maybe for me too!) Thanks for sharing!

  11. How fun! Your pictures make me want to lick the screen!! I’m definitely pinning this idea!!! thanks for sharing!

  12. This is my kind of recipe! Easy peasy. Thanks for sharing…Ann

  13. I need to get on this munch mix bandwagon!

  14. I love your Mayflower Munch and what each item represents! So fun and sooo yummy!

  15. This looks yummy. Think I might have to make it for a special school snack for the kids!
    Desperate Craftwives

  16. This is such a cute idea. I love that each item can be related to Thanksgiving:-)

  17. I love how each ingredient has a tie to Thanksgiving. I pinned this post.

  18. This looks delicious! I love how you presented it. Great job!

    Visiting from the Share It party :)


  19. Perfect combination of salty and sweet! Yum.

  20. YUM this sounds like a great mix! Saw you link up on a bunch of link parties. Would love it if you linked up on my blog hop and added it to your list Also let me know if you’d like to follow each other!

  21. What a great Thanksgiving snack! I love your photos, too, gorgeous! We make a similar mix, but add in the little candy pumpkins, pretzels (folded arms in prayer for gratitude) and bugles – which look like tiny cornucopias!

  22. I love mixes and the craisins top it off. Thank you for the recipe.

    We may have met by chance…but we become friends by choice.

  23. What a great idea!

  24. Love your turkey cups. Too cute!

  25. Great idea!

    I have a weekend party I’d love for you to share this on:



  26. Yummy. Great for parties, or to munch on while watching movies. Love the turkey.

  27. So cute! Just shared on our FB page! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    Take care,


  28. These look great! Please come by and post on our blog party! Thank you! Please help spread the word!

    Warmest Regards,

  29. I’ve been looking for something like this to whip up for the neighbors as a little Thanksgiving gift. Thank you for sharing this delicious looking recipe. (Came here from the Just Something I Whipped Up link party.)


  30. Love this! Such a cute name. I like what each ingredient stands for!

  31. Delicious! It’s so cute and colorful! I would be honored if you shared this at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!

  32. Hey Keri! This looks so yummy – it would make me hungry if I hadn’t just eaten waaaay too much turkey! lol!
    By the way, love the header, is it new?!?

    Thanks so much for linking up and linking back last week at the Humble Brag! Even though its Black Friday, hope to see you back tomorrow to link up more great projects. Don’t forget, we will be giving away more free ad space! :)

  33. What can I substitute for Christmas? Do they make red/ green candy corn?

  34. Hi Keri. I shared your Mayflower Munch Mix over on my blog today. Thanks for the great recipe idea. I know my followers will enjoy it. That blog post is here:


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