Red Ants on a Log Recipe -
Red Ants on a Log Recipe
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Red Ants on a Log

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"This play on a traditional snack is great for any occasion. You can have it for a great pick-me-up snack--it even helps get rid of that craving for a crunchy snack or cure your sweet tooth."

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Original recipe makes 1 log Change Servings
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    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. Spread the peanut butter into the hollow part of the celery. Arrange the cranberries in a line on top of the peanut butter.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 22, 2010

My husband likes his log REALLY full, so I doubled the peanut butter. I didn't really measure it, I just filled the divot in the middle of the celery. He inhaled it.....and then asked for another. ;)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 18, 2010

sounds good too. We like Ladybugs in the Snow.... Cranberries on Cream cheese filled celery.... or Bugs in the Snow using Raisins.


9 Ratings

Dec 07, 2010

I was really quite surprised. I've had peanut butter on celery before but this recipe is a nice change. The dried cranberries add a nice sweetness to it. It looks like the grandkids are going to have to share these! Thank you senkyb for sharing this recipe.

Nov 16, 2010

If you substitute raisins then you have Black Ants on a Stick... I always was more generous with the peanut butter, too.

Mar 01, 2011

These are really a good alternative to cream cheese and celery. Will make this again for an alternative. Great for a snack at work.

Nov 18, 2010

I used to watch some daycare kids and during "bug" week for a snack I would make them ants on a log. It was this recipe with raisins. Kids who would never eat celery, for some reason, would eat these. The red cranberries might actually look more appealing. However, even though I made it for them, and they loved it, it was just not for me. I didn't care for the taste of celery and peanut butter together. However, it worked great for the "bug" and "garden" lessons, and the kids thought they were pretty neat!

Aug 09, 2011

Quite different but I don't think it beats using raisins.


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  • Calories
  • 132 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 12.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 2 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 107 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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