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Ants On A Log + Variations (Easy Recipe)

Ants on a log is one of my favorite childhood snacks. 

Made with celery, peanut butter, and raisins, it’s nutritious, easy to make, and delicious. 

Ants on a Log Celery Peanut Butter, Blueberries, Chocolate Chips and Raisins
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If you’ve ever made ants on a log, you’ll know it’s super straightforward.

But you’d be surprised at how many people have never had it!

In fact, if you offer it to someone across the pond, they might give you some odd looks.

It’s definitely an all-American treat, and it might even be one of the healthiest.

So if you need something sweet, crunchy, and just a little chewy, try ants on a log today!

Ants On A Log

Ants on a log used to be a simple combination of celery, peanut butter, and raisins.

But over the years, a bunch of fun variations have popped up!

Don’t like raisins? Try blueberries!

Not a fan of peanut butter? Try almond butter.

This easy-to-make snack is tasty no matter what you’re ants are made out of. And you can even get the kids involved.

Ants on a Log Ingredients Celery Stalks, Peanut Butter and Raisins


Here’s what you’ll need for the most traditional ants on a log recipe:

  • Celery Stalks – This serves as the “log” and it’s best when it’s fresh and washed.
  • Peanut Butter – It’s a thick, creamy addition that’ll hold the “ants” in place.
  • Raisins – The raisins are the “ants” and they’re the star of this recipe.

Tips for Making Ants On A Log

Ants on a log is a fun, healthy snack to enjoy with your family. It’s easy to make and can be customized to fit your taste preferences. 

But to make the most out of it, here are a few things to remember:

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  • Make sure the celery is fresh and crunchy. If it’s limp, it won’t be able to support the raisins and peanut butter.
  • Slice the celery into pieces that are about 5 to 6 inches in length. This will give you enough surface area to hold all of your goodies.
  • Only cut the celery horizontally! If you cut them vertically, you’ll lose that crevice where the peanut butter goes.
  • Don’t use natural peanut butter. The oils make it thinner and less sticky. Instead, go for creamy peanut butter, like Jiffy, so it doesn’t drip off the celery stick.
Tasty and Healthy Ants on a Log with Celery, Peanut Butter, Blueberries, Raisins and Chocolate Chips

Ants on a Log Variations

As mentioned, ants on a log is traditionally made with celery stalks filled with peanut butter and topped with raisins.

But we’re not all about tradition! So go wild and make the recipe your own.

Here are some fun ideas to take ants on a log to the next level:

  • Ants on a Ranch – This variation has creamy ranch dressing spread on a celery stalk and topped with peas.
  • Ladybugs on a Log – Try this variation if you want something sweeter. It has strawberry cream cheese topped with dried cranberries.
  • Beans on a Stalk – Add a Mexican flair to ants on a log using guacamole instead of peanut butter and top it with beans.
  • Fish on a Stream – This fun variation combines hummus topped with goldfish.
  • Pigs on a Pen – For a cheesy, savory treat, use pimento cheese topped with bacon bits.
  • Ants on a Leaf – A crisp romaine lettuce is a fantastic alternative to celery.

Need some more inspiration? I’ve got you!

Try Different Logs

  • Carrots
  • Cucumbers
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Pears

Try Different Fillings

  • Cream cheese
  • Hummus
  • Guacamole
  • Greek yogurt
  • Nut butters
  • Cottage cheese
  • Nutella

Try Different Ants

  • Dried fruits
  • Peas
  • Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Corn
  • Olives

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Ants On A Log (Easy Recipe)



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Ants on a log is one of my favorite childhood snacks. Made with celery, peanut butter, and raisins, it’s nutritious, easy to make, and delicious. 


  • 5 stalks celery

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

  • 1/4 cup raisins


  • Wash the celery sticks and slice each stick in half.
  • Spread the peanut butter into the grooves of each celery stick.
  • Place the raisins on top to represent ants on a log. Enjoy!
Ants on a Log

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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