I gotta tell ya . . . ever since I was a kid, I could just never get into Ants on a Log.
You know those things where people spread peanut butter over pieces of celery and dot the peanut butter with raisins meant to resemble little bugs?
Yeah. I can’t stand celery.
It’s one of those things that I do – very, very occasionally – cook with. Like in soups. BUT, I dice up the celery super small and use less than what’s called for.
In other words, if I don’t like the taste and texture of something, I’m not going to eat it as a “snack.”
So, especially considering that I’m not a huge raisin fan either, Ants on a Log was never a thing for me.
See, bananas I like. And combine them with peanut butter and chocolate chips, and BOOM: super awesome.
Seriously. The combo kind of tastes like cookies or cheesecake. It’s like a dessert, but in a slightly healthy snack. Well, it’s fruit anyway. And you could use any type of nut or seed butter.
Best part? The kids can make these treats themselves.
I went ahead and sliced the bananas in half and then in half again (to make four quarters out of one banana, which was easier for their little hands to hold), but then I gave them plastic knives to scoop and spread the peanut butter, and I put out a little dish of chocolate chips for them to stick in the peanut butter.
So it was interactive for them and they got to eat something they made.
Ridiculously simple and ridiculously good.