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Snack Attack: Red Ants on a Log

I'm sure everyone and their mother has had ants on a log, but I thought I'd share a little twist on the recipe. Mine is called Red Ants on a Log or Crants on a Log.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Washed celery stalks (trim off the end bits)
  • Peanut butter or Almond butter
  • Dried Cranberries

This is really complicated so pay close attention:

  1. Spread some nut butter on the celery stalks.
  2. Carefully place dried cranberries so they stick to the nut butter.

OK, I know this isn't some new breakthrough snack invention by any means, but it's definitely tasty and worth reminding you about. Since cranberries are one of the Top 5 Foods for Women, this is a delicious way to get those antioxidants. The peanut butter is also a great source of protein as is almond butter which also contains calcium. Plus this snack is fun and easy to make, and fun and easy to eat.

coffee_bean coffee_bean 10 years
awww cute! thank you
efahey efahey 10 years
crants on a log, ha ha ha!! I love crasins though, i would definitely love this! (i dont like rasins so i usually opted for chololate chips but t his might be better!) :)
lanilovespeaches lanilovespeaches 10 years
yummy! i love dried cranberries
BlackCatMusely BlackCatMusely 10 years
i wanna try-- am concerned about high calories in the dried cranberries
bluestarlight bluestarlight 10 years
I love those things!!
suzanne suzanne 10 years
Hey Fit :WAVE: Could you give us the nutritional breakdown of Ants on a Log - SVP? I just revisited this snack idea. I was interested before and never did try it. I just neow realize that the high sugar of the dried fruit and the peanutbutter fat has me vary... But it sounds good! :DROOL:
baby-doll baby-doll 10 years
"This is really complicated so pay close attention:" ^ LOL that made me a giggle ;) Surprisingly, I have never heard or eaten ants on a log. Though this looks really good and i'm looking forward to making it one day. Thanks for posting this snack :)
rlveronica rlveronica 10 years
Yummers! We need new Snack Attack posts! Haha. :-P
LucaBella LucaBella 10 years
Sounds delish ~ I will definitely try this snack.
SouthernMom SouthernMom 10 years
Thanks for the idea. I love craisins.
Patsy35 Patsy35 10 years
These are great, my grandaughter will love them.
fashionvictim85 fashionvictim85 10 years
as i'm not a native american but a german girl, i didn't know this snack! but it looked good and was so new to me that i tried it out and i must say: it's sooo delicious that i even developed a red ants on a log fad!! thanx fit!!
AutumnWind AutumnWind 10 years
Looks so good!!
A_Kat A_Kat 10 years
We used to eat these at Girl scout camp! AH haha ha! Fun! We called them "Ants on a log" instead. Oh, and we used raisons. Yum!
Neural Neural 10 years
I've heard of ants on a log but never knew what it meant. This sounds really good, though. I was just chowing on some craisins yesterday after I took the bebe to the park!
Sweet-Adeline Sweet-Adeline 10 years
Craisins sound much better than raisins. One could also use dried cherries if on hand.
thehabra thehabra 10 years
I've never heard of this either, suzanne.
GeikoSera GeikoSera 10 years
LOVE this snack! :)
The-Italian-Jem The-Italian-Jem 10 years
I actually just had a craving for these and started making them last week!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I hadn't thought of dried cranberries, but yum!
suzanne suzanne 10 years
This was a new one to me. I must have had a deprived childhood :CRY: but it sounds good! I'll give it a try :)
katiedid0985 katiedid0985 10 years
Those look so good! I loooooove craisens. Can't believe I never thought of this before.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
I think I will put strawberry jelly instead of the cranberries.
amandaaa amandaaa 10 years
not cranberries! raisins!!
Curvitas Curvitas 10 years
i used to take ants on a log to kindergarten snack day and it was always my fave! and almonds and craisens are a daily must for me... so we will definately have to make some crants on a log!
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