Not Your Everyday “Ants on a Log”

Looking for a quick, but different kids snack idea? Something we made occasionally when our kids were little came from them having it as a snack while at school. We called it “Ants on a Log”. Well, in doing some research on that title, I discovered that when a lot of people make “Ants on a Log” they use celery for the log part. We use bananas. ๐Ÿ™‚ So if your kid really isn’t that into celery, you might have a go at trying bananas. Here’s all you need:

Gather up a banana, some peanut butter, raisins and chocolate chips plus a table knife. (We also added some blueberries and dried cranberries.) Start by peeling the banana and cutting it in half and then cut each of those pieces in half lengthwise. Spread each piece with a little peanut butter. Now the “log” is ready.

Add some “ants” on top. You can use raisins…

Or chocolate chips…(probably gets the most popular vote!)

Dried cranberries…

Or fresh blueberries…quite yummy!

Another ingredient that I think would look awesome would be the small chocolate sprinkles added on top. Now THAT would really look like ants! But alas, we are out of them. Send me a picture if you make some with sprinkles! And let me know what other ideas you come up with for the “ants”. You could use cream cheese in place of the peanut butter.

One banana makes 4 yummy snack pieces. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hey!! Someone took a bite out of one of the “Ants on a Log”! Can you spot which one?! Who did that?? Rusty? Was that you?? (Do dogs like bananas?) Hmmm…maybe there is an anteater hiding in my house!! What do you think? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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