National Raisin Day | Ants on a Log – The Foodie Patootie

National Raisin Day | Ants on a Log

National Raisin Day stumped me. I know, right? There are so many things you can do with raisins. I should not be stumped by what to do with raisins. Yet there I was, wondering about National Raisin Day and only able to think about the raisin recipes I have made thus far – Raisin & Spice Bars and Raisinet Clusters.

Then my husband reminded me of the most simple childhood snack: Ants on a Log.

ants on a log

Well, I say childhood snack although I don’t personally remember eating this as a kid. I remember hating the texture of celery, as I imagine many other children do, and I can assume that that’s why it’s a popular (at least among the parents of said children) childhood snack. It’s one of the best ways to get children to eat their celery – just slab peanut butter on the stalks.

For my version, I chose craisins and cookie butter from Trader Joe’s because that stuff is unbelievably delicious.

Celery, cookie butter, craisins. That’s all it takes to satisfy me after a workout. Yes, I said workout. I’m back on the wagon. It can be a fun wagon, but right now I hate it.

National Raisin Day | Ants on a Log

National Raisin Day | Ants on a Log
Recipe Type: Snack
Author: The Foodie Patootie
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  • Celery stalks
  • Cookie Butter
  • Craisins
  1. Rinse and dry the celery stalks to rid them of any debris. Top with desired amount of cookie butter and a line of craisins.

Tomorrow: National Chocolate Parfait Day

One Response to “National Raisin Day | Ants on a Log”

  1. cynthia — May 7, 2014 at 11:50 am

    About your ants on a log….I taught 35 years with lots of years on kindergarten level. We used to “cook” and make things to eat with our Alpha Time pre=reading program. Ants on a Log was great for Miss A. I had a kindergarten aide, Loretta DeMeza(was a Buggica)…wondering if you’re related. She and I remain great friends.

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