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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. This is also a great alternative recipe for all of you “not so fond of celery” fans out there. Now you can enjoy Ants on a (Big) Log 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.
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- 6 to 8
mini sweet peppers
- 6 to 8 teaspoons
peanut butter, creamy or chunky
- 24 to 32
- Cut mini sweet peppers in half lengthwise, leaving stems intact. Discard top half of mini peppers or save for another use.
- Remove membranes and seeds from peppers, discard.
- Fill mini sweet peppers with 1 tablespoon peanut butter.
- Place raisins on top of peanut butter.