Ants on a log
Ants on a log is a snack made by spreading cream cheese or peanut butter on celery and placing raisins on top. The snack name was first used in the 1950s. The peanut butter version of ants on a log is recommended as a healthy snack by the McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There are numerous variations of ants on a log, including:
- Frogs on a log
- Gnats on a log: currants
- Ants on vacation: without "ants", or no raisins
- Ants on a Slip 'n Slide: add honey on top of the peanut butter before adding raisins
- Bees in the trees: yellow Reese's Pieces in broccoli florettes
- Hippopotamuses on Thomases: half Thomas' English muffin with peanut butter and prunes
- Smith, Andrew F. (ed.) (2007). The Oxford Companion to American Food and Drink. New York: Oxford University Press. p. 100. ISBN 9780195307962.
- "Smart Snacks". McKinley Health Center, University of Illinois. March 26, 2008. Retrieved 2014-12-15.
- Cain, Lisa (June 18, 2009). "Ants on a log". Snack Girl. Retrieved 2014-12-15.
Ants on a log is a combination of celery, cream cheese (or peanut butter), and raisins.
- Bailey, Stephanie (January 26, 2009). "Insect-themed Food". Dept of Entomology, Univ. of Kentucky College of Agriculture. Retrieved 2014-12-15.
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