I remember eating ‘Ants of a Log’ as a kid at my church’s VBS. The memory is as clear as can be. They typically used celery as the ‘log’ and I was not a fan of celery. So, I would lick off the peanut butter and ants, then hide the celery in my napkin and throw it away. (Sneaky, I know. Please don’t tell me boys!) My mom got creative and made this at home for me using bananas; and it ‘stuck’! I have occasionally been caught eating this even without the presence of children…
Lately, the ants have been attacking in our neighborhood; Texas has some mean red ants! My little guy was playing in the backyard the other day and ending up standing in an ant hill. After rising his legs off and rubbing on some anti-itch cream, I decided a fun snack was in order for such a time as this. My boys LOVED ‘Ants on a Log’ and the thought of eating ants made them giggle through their entire snack!
- Peanut Butter
- Raisins (handful)
- Child-safety knife or spoon
1. Parent/Adult: Open a banana and cut in half lengthwise. Place on a plate along with a few raisins and a scoop of peanut butter. For young children, you can give them a child-safety knife or have them use the back of a spoon to spread the peanut butter.
2. Guide the child/children to spread the peanut butter on the banana, and then add the ants on top. Eat & Enjoy!