Ants on a Log

Riley Fishman, Columnist

This snack is incredibly simple, not to mention nostalgic! This snack you probably remember having as a young preschooler, but it is so delicious and healthy, it seems a shame to deprive our teenage selves of such a treat. Make this quick bite between classes for a healthy pick-me-up!

Ants on a Log


  • 3 celery sticks, washed and cut into 3 inch pieces
  • 2-3 tsp of nut or seed butter (for example, sun butter, peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, etc.)
  • Handful of dried fruit (raisins, cranberries, currants, etc.)


I think this is pretty self explanatory, but just in case, I’ll tell you EXACTLY how I make this super quick and delicious snack!

First, spread your nut butter onto the crevice of the celery. You can do as much or as little as you would like.

Next, top with whatever dried fruit you have on hand. You can even cut larger pieces of apricots, figs or dates into more bite size pieces to add to the log.

And, voilà! Healthy, delicious, sweet and satisfying. 

Traditionally, ants on a log consists of peanut butter and raisins, but in my version (the photo above) I used almond butter and golden raisins. This shows just how adaptable this snack can be even if you can’t go out to the grocery store to restock on some of these items.