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National Ants on a Log Day

Celebrate National Ants on a Log Day with this classic snack - celery, peanut butter and raisins! It's the perfect treat for kids and adults alike.
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It's time to celebrate National Ants on a Log Day on the second Tuesday in September! This fun holiday celebrates one of the most beloved childhood snacks, and it's a great way to get kids excited about eating healthy. The first recipe for ants on a log dates all the way back to the 1920s, when celery was stuffed with peanut butter and topped with raisins. Since then, this classic snack has evolved into many different variations, from sweet to savory, and even some more creative options like hummus or cream cheese with olives. So grab some celery and get ready for a delicious treat – it's National Ants on a Log Day!

History of National Ants on a Log Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1920s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Ants on a Log Recipe Creation</div><div class='timeline-text'>The concept of stuffing celery with peanut butter and topping it with raisins was first recorded, creating the classic snack Ants on a Log.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1950s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>School Snack Staple</div><div class='timeline-text'>Ants on a Log started to become a popular snack in many U.S. schools due to its health benefits and kid-friendly appeal.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Variations Emerge</div><div class='timeline-text'>Different variations of the snack started to emerge, with hummus, cream cheese, olives, and other toppings replacing the traditional peanut butter and raisins.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First National Ants on a Log Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The first official celebration of National Ants on a Log Day occurred, scheduled for the second Tuesday in September each year.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2018</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>10th Anniversary Celebrations</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 10th anniversary of National Ants on a Log Day was marked with nationwide celebrations, involving schools, nutritionists, and food bloggers.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Ants on a Log Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Make your own ants on a log</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>This classic snack is made with three simple ingredients: celery, peanut butter, and raisins. Start by cutting the celery into small pieces, then spread a layer of peanut butter onto each piece of celery. Place the raisins on top of the peanut butter and enjoy!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Go out for ants on a log</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There are plenty of restaurants that offer ants on a log as a creative and tasty appetizer. Search online or ask your friends to find out where you can go to celebrate National Ants on a Log Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host an ants on a log party</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite your friends over to make and eat their own ants on a log creations. Make it even more fun by adding different toppings like coconut flakes, mini chocolate chips, or almonds. Have everyone vote for their favorite combination!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Decorate with ants on a log</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Make your own ants on a log decorations, like hanging streamers or cutouts of ants and logs, or even creative centerpieces for your table. This is the perfect way to show your love for this classic snack.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Take an ants on a log cooking class</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Look for cooking classes near you that focus on making creative snacks and treats with ants on a log. You'll learn how to make all kinds of tasty versions of this classic snack, from sweet to savory.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Ants on a Log Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Ants on a log is easy to make</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>The beauty of ants on a log is how simple and quick it is to make! All you need are three ingredients - celery, peanut butter or cream cheese, and raisins - and a few minutes of your time. So if you're looking for a healthy yet delicious snack that won't take long to prepare, give ants on a log a try!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Ants on a log promotes creativity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>With only three key ingredients in the recipe, ants on a log gives you plenty of room to get creative with your snacks. You can add different kinds of nuts and dried fruit as topping options, or switch up the base by using crackers instead of celery stalks. The possibilities are truly endless!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's an excellent source of nutrition</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>One serving of ants on a log provides carbohydrates, protein, fiber, vitamin C and other essential nutrients that your body needs. Plus, since it doesn't contain refined sugar or processed ingredients, it's a much healthier alternative than sugary snacks like candy or cookies.</p></div></div>

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National Ants on a Log Day Dates

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2023

Sep 12

Tuesday

2024

Sep 10

Tuesday

2025

Sep 9

Tuesday

2026

Sep 8

Tuesday

2027

Sep 14

Tuesday

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