Nut-free Ants On A Log

Ants on a log is a fun snack that you and your kids can make together. It’s traditionally made using peanut butter but we have tried it out with a few new variations.  Let your kids mix and match the bases and toppings to create their own favourite version.


  • 2 celery sticks
  • 2 Tbsp sunflower or soy butter
  • 20 raisins

Other Base and Topping Ideas:

  • Cream cheese with peas
  • Mashed avocado with corn
  • Hummus with olives
  • Greek yogurt with blueberries
  • Tzatziki with cherry tomatoes


  1. Cut each celery stick in half.
  2. Add the sunflower or soy butter into the concave part of each stick and spread.
  3. Top with raisins “ants”.


Nutritional Information (per serving):

230 calories, 15mg sodium, 16g carbohydrates, 6g protein, 18g fat (1.5g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 16.5g unsaturated fat), 10g sugar, 2g fibre

Note: nutritional information for other bases and topping will vary.


Recipe adapted from and approved by Emma Minden, Registered Dietitian, Wholesome Kids Catering