January 27, 2016

Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers a.k.a. Ants on a Big Log

On the Menu Today~
Stuffed Mini Sweet Peppers a.k.a
Ants on a Big Log

Everyone has heard of 'Ants on a Log'
The snack that was first introduced back in the 1950's.

A snack made by spreading cream cheese or
peanut butter on celery and placing raisins on top.

This recipe is a 'new' variation of Ants on a Log...
Ants on a Big Log replaces the celery used to make Ants on a Log
with mini sweet peppers...sound strange?
Don't knock it, until you try it!
Ants on a Big Log are delicious and
good for you too.

There are numerous variations of ants on a log including:
Gnats on a Log (currants)
Ants on Vacation (without ants or no raisins)
Ants on a Slip and Slide (add honey on top of the peanut butter, then add raisins)

Ants on a Big Log make a great snack, anytime~

Ants on a Big Log

  • 6 to 8 mini sweet peppers
  • 6 to 8 teaspoons peanut butter, creamy or chunky
  • 24 to 32 raisins
Cooking Directions
  1. Cut mini sweet peppers in half lengthwise, leaving stems intact. Discard top half of mini peppers or save for another use.
  2. Remove membranes and seeds from peppers, discard.
  3. Fill mini sweet peppers with 1 tablespoon peanut butter.
  4. Place raisins on top of peanut butter.

Peppers, Peanut Butter, Raisins, Stuffed

Today's Tasty Tidbit:
Wondering what you can do with Pesto? Here are a few delicious options:
Toss pesto with pasta or roasted vegetables for a great side dish or light entree; blend pesto with mayonnaise for a flavorful sandwich spread; mix it into mashed potatoes, salads, meat loaf or casseroles.

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