Ants on a Log

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ants on a log recipe
Photo/Styling: Katherine Gillen

We know what you’re thinking. You don’t really need a recipe for ants on a log. But we feel like, just maybe, you need a reminder of their greatness. C’mon: They’re like a guaranteed way to get your kid to eat a green vegetable, and they’re a damn fine snack even if you’re not 4 years old.

Oh, and BTW, don’t feel limited to the traditional peanut butter and raisin combo. Obviously, you could swap almond butter or another nut—or nutless—butter, and dried cranberries or cherries can replace the raisins…or go wild with carrot sticks, hummus and pine nuts for an entirely new take. (No guarantees your kid will eat hummus though. That’s on you.)


2 stalks celery, sliced into sticks

3 tablespoons peanut butter, almond butter or other nut butter

2 tablespoons raisins or other small dried fruit


1. Using a spatula or butter knife, spread enough peanut butter onto each celery stick to fill its groove to the top.

2. Dot each celery stick with a few raisins, pushing them into the peanut butter slightly so they stay. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
  • 177 calories

  • 12g fat

  • 14g carbs

  • 6g protein

  • 8g sugars

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Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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