Easy Ants on a Log
School is in full swing and we are doing pretty good getting back into our routine. I still don’t care for the alarm in the morning…..but that’s just part of it. Luckily, my kids do real well with a schedule. And that goes for after school too. The first thing we do after school is have a snack and then do homework. After school snacks don’t have to be difficult or a big task. My kids have always loved to “help” in the kitchen, but now they are wanting to do it on their own! This Easy Ants on a Log Recipe is perfect for them to make their own snack and we don’t have to get out any appliances. Plus it’s an easy way to change it up from cheese and crackers, yogurt or fruit.
- Peanut Butter
- Wash, trim and cut your celery into serving size pieces.
- Spread peanut butter in the recessed side of the celery. I like to use a plastic bag and pipe it in.
- Decorate top of peanut butter with raisins (ants).
Seriously, it doesn’t get much easier than these Ants on a Log! The kids can wash the celery, but depending on their age, you’ll probably need to cut it for them. Sometimes I do this before they even get home. Then I have the cut pieces of celery in the fridge so we can start making them as soon as we get home. Using a plastic bag to pipe the peanut butter into the celery is a fun way for the kids to make their snack, and you’re showing them a neat trick in cooking! One thing that we really like about these Ants on a Log is that you can make as many or as few as you want at a time.
Are you’re kids are getting to that age where they want to start doing more of the cutting and prep work, but you’re not ready for them to have knives yet? Check out this Curious Chef Nylon Knife Set! It’s great for kids five and up. There are three different sized knives and the handles are smaller for their hands!
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