I had some left over celery sticks from last night’s dinner of “wing fest” with my husband. (I lost paper, rock, scissors.) So, being left alone tonight I decided to indulge in a dinner by myself of “ants on a log” and orange soda. I have not had this treat in so many years that it was very nostalgic. If you are not familiar with ants on a log it consists of celery sticks, peanut butter and raisens (the ants of course.) That got me thinking. I sometimes watch some of my friends children, and wanting to be the “cool aunt” I wanted to find some tasty and healthy snacks for the kiddies.
Peanut Butter Balls
- 1 small banana
- 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
- 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
- Finely chopped peanuts, mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut.
Mash banana, peanut butter, wheat germ together. Take a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into balls and roll into coating. Chill until firm. Makes 14 balls.
6 cups popped unsalted popcorn
3 cups corn cereal
1 cup mini pretzels
2 tbsp butter melted
3 tsp dry taco seasoning
2 tbsp shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup cheddar cheese cut into 1/2 inch cubes.
Mix popcorn, pretzels, cereal into medium bowl. Mix butter and taco seasoning mix and pour over popcorn mix. Toss in cheeses to coat. Keep in air tight containers to keep fresh.
- 2 (8-10-inch) flour tortillas
- 1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese, room temperature
- ½ cup seedless strawberry jam (or other flavor of your chose)