Back when I was a kid… Oh jeez did I just age myself?
But seriosuly when I was a kid my lunch always had Ants on a Log! Yes back in the day there was no such thing as nut free schools and but free lunches. So if you could peanut butter on it most moms sent it in for lunch. Including Ants on a Log.
Ants on a Log are a simple snack that’s so easy to make you can task your little budding chefs to do it while you do other, more important tasks like chatting with the neighbors or watching American Idol.
Just cut the celery into long pieces for them and they should be able to expertly top the celery with the peanut butter and raisins. But wait! Don’t throw away the celery leaves and skinny sticks. Put them in a freezer proof bag and use them to make vegetable stock or in soup purees!
Hand your little chef the celery, peanut butter with a butter knife and raisins. Junior Nomad insisted that each celery stick should only have 3 raisins. Why 3? And I quote “Because that’s how much you’re supposed to put on them. Everyone knows that!”
Personally I like my Ants on a Log with lots of ants so I snuck more on when she walked away!
If you want your Ants on a Log to look more…. professional than a kid would do, put the peanut butter in a piping bag and oh so delicately pipe it on the celery. But then you would have to do the work yourself and the whole point of Ants on a Log is to have your kids to do it!
The perfect after school snack that your little ones can make themselves!
- 1 small bunch of Celery
- 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
- 1/2 cup Raisins
- Wash and cut celery into smaller "logs"
- Using a butter knife or piping bag, spread the peanut butter into the centre of the log.
- Top with 3+ raisins.
- Serve immediately!
Prep time will be a lot slower if your children are making them! If you like more or less peanut butter and raisins you can adjust the quantity needed. My ingredients are just a suggestion. Ants on a Log taste best the same day, but you can pack them for your kids lunch the night before and they'll still taste so yummy!