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Gopher and Mole's Warm Honey Nuts

The recipe was inspired by Bear Says Thanks. To learn more about the book and to see all our Bear Says Thanks activities, click here

 In our house, the day before Thanksgiving is almost as exciting as the day itself. Cooking preparations are underway and the the smalls of Thanksgiving fill the house. 

To make sure young readers feel apart of the kitchen excitement, here are some recipes they could help prepare, inspired by the offerings Bear's friends brought to their feast in the cozy cave. Young readers will puff up with pride when they see an offering they have helped prepare as part of the Thanksgiving spread. 

First up, warm honey nuts. Chex Mix has always been a holiday tradition with us, and my favorite part is the nut. I usually pick those out and eat them first. This sweet and salty mix makes a wonderful snack before the Thanksgiving feast!

Warm Honey Nuts

Bear Says Thanks
Warm Honey Nuts

Young Readers in the Kitchen

Kids can help stir together the nuts and honey before spreading on baking sheet. 


Warm Honey Nuts

Makes 1 1/2 cups. 


  • 1 1/2 cups mixed, salted nuts
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (or 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons) honey 


  1. Heat oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Place nuts in a mixing bowl and drizzle with honey. Mix thoroughly until nuts are coated in honey. 
  3. Spread nuts on a foil- or parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 1 hour, stirring halfway through, until golden brown. 
  4. Allow to cool slightly before serving. 



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