I love thinking up fun ways to get kids involved with holiday celebrations, like coloring in turkey crowns or this “cornucopia” snack mix, but I have to let you in on a little secret: the adults usually love these details just as much as the kids! I mixed up a batch of this snack mix – a spin on homemade Chex mix with some fun additions like candied peans, Reese’s pieces and pumpkin candies – and served it in big waffle cones to make it look like a cornucopia. They’re fun handheld treats for kids (and my husband, who loves this snack mix more than anyone!) — get the recipe below! 

Thanksgiving Kids Cornucopia Snack Mix.
  • 4 Cups Rice Chex
  • 4 Cups Corn Chex
  • 1 Cup mini Pretzels
  • 1 Cup Candied Pecans
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  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
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  • Seasonal candy, optional (Reese’s pieces, pumpkin gummies)
  • Ice cream cones, for serving
  1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix the rice Chex, corn Chex, mini pretzels and candied pecans together in a large bowl.
  3. Melt butter and stir in Worcestershire sauce, seasoned salt, garlic powder and onion powder; pour over Chex mixture and toss to combine.
  4. Spread the mixture on the parchment lined baking sheet and bake in a 250-degree oven for 45 minutes, tossing the ingredients every 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Add in seasonal candy if desired, and then scoop into ice cream cones to serve.