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Ants on a Log on Wheels

Updated on September 9, 2014

Ants on a Log on the Go

Ants on a log is a tried and true recipe that most kids eat up! And that's the point of this fun snack.

But ants on a log on wheels takes this tasty treat a step further. Yes, you guessed it! Carrot wheels round out this recipe.

Make these for a holiday dinner or get together. Set them out before lunch or dinner as a healthy appetizer for the kids! If you want to get fancy, set a Peep or other holiday candy on top and let it go for a ride!

Keep reading to learn how to make your own tray of ants on a log!

Photo Credit: Peggy Hazelwood

To make your own ants on a log on wheels, - you will need the following:

  1. Celery
  2. Carrots
  3. Peanut butter (or other filling; see below for more options)
  4. Raisins or dried cranberries
  5. Toothpicks
  6. Knife and ice pick

Ants on a Log - Step by Step (click a small image to enlarge it)

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Begin with celery stalks. Trim and remove the ribs. Cut into the desired length. Take a few carrots and cut them into thickish slices.All photos shown here by Peggy Hazelwood.Poke holes in the celery with an ice pick. One on each side. This is where the toothpick will go to hold the carrot wheels in place.Poke holes in the carrot wheels. Aim for the center.Assemble the ants on a log on wheels.Add peanut butter to the celery. A little or a lot. You decide.Add raisins or dried cranberries, shown here.
Begin with celery stalks. Trim and remove the ribs. Cut into the desired length. Take a few carrots and cut them into thickish slices.All photos shown here by Peggy Hazelwood.
Begin with celery stalks. Trim and remove the ribs. Cut into the desired length. Take a few carrots and cut them into thickish slices. All photos shown here by Peggy Hazelwood.
Poke holes in the celery with an ice pick. One on each side. This is where the toothpick will go to hold the carrot wheels in place.
Poke holes in the celery with an ice pick. One on each side. This is where the toothpick will go to hold the carrot wheels in place.
Poke holes in the carrot wheels. Aim for the center.
Poke holes in the carrot wheels. Aim for the center.
Assemble the ants on a log on wheels.
Assemble the ants on a log on wheels.
Add peanut butter to the celery. A little or a lot. You decide.
Add peanut butter to the celery. A little or a lot. You decide.
Add raisins or dried cranberries, shown here.
Add raisins or dried cranberries, shown here.

Use cream cheese instead of peanut butter

for another tasty option.

Serving Platters for Ants on a Log

French Bull 13-1/2-Inch by 8-Inch Rectangular Melamine Platter, Mosaic
French Bull 13-1/2-Inch by 8-Inch Rectangular Melamine Platter, Mosaic

Make the ants on a log fun to eat by serving them on a pretty platter.

 

Make dessert ants on a log with Nutella or another chocolate spread.

Cream Cheese and Nutella for Ants on a Log

Take ants on a log on wheels to potlucks.

They are a hit!

Be sure to watch little ones with those toothpicks though.

Which do you like better on your ants on a log?

Peanut butter or cream cheese or Nutella or ?

See results

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This author, Peggy Hazelwood, participates in Amazon, eBay, All Posters, and other affiliate advertising programs. When you click an advertising link on this page and make a purchase, I receive a small percent of the sale. Thank you for reading this far!

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    • Nightcat profile image

      Nightcat 

      5 years ago

      I never though of Nutella on celery, loved this! Blessed and the plate made me smile. I have one with a chip in about the same place, same pattern too. Handed down my my mom. Thanks for the smile and happy memory.:)

    • lclchors profile image

      lclchors 

      6 years ago

      I love PB in celery this is a fun idea I will make them

    • Winter52 LM profile image

      Winter52 LM 

      6 years ago

      I used to make "simple" ants on a log when the kids were little... these are so much cuter. My kids aren't little any more, but would love to see their faces if I put these out at lunch time!

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      anonymous 

      6 years ago

      simple and delicious

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