National Ants on a Log Day

September 10

When is National Ants on a Log Day?

National Ants on a Log Day happens on Tuesday September 10, 2024.

Celebrate National Ants on a Log Day!

On the second Tuesday in September, join in the fun with National Ants on a Log Day! This holiday celebrates one of the most beloved children’s snacks and is a great way to bring some fun into your kitchen. But what exactly are ants on a log? Let’s break it down.

A Brief History of Ants on a Log

Ants on a log have been around for decades, but their origin story remains largely unknown. The combination of celery stalks, peanut butter, and raisins is believed to have been first popularized as an easy and nutritious snack for kids back in the 1950s.

How to Make Ants on a Log

Making ants on a log is simple and requires only three ingredients: celery stalks, peanut butter (or another nut or seed butter), and raisins or any other dried fruit you like. To make your ants on a log, cut your celery into four inch pieces, spread about two teaspoons of nut butter onto each piece, and top with raisins or dried fruit. It’s that easy! You can also switch up the recipe by using different types of nut butters—like almond butter or sunflower seed butter—and various types of dried fruits such as cranberries or blueberries. If you’re feeling adventurous, try topping your ‘ants’ with chocolate chips instead of raisins; it’s amazing!

So this year, be sure to celebrate National Ants on a Log Day! All you need are three simple ingredients to create this delicious snack that both kids and adults love. Whether you stick with the classic recipe or get creative with different toppings like chocolate chips and nuts, there are endless ways to enjoy this delightful treat together as a family. So grab some celery stalks and let’s get snacking!

When does National Ants on a Log Day happen next year?

National Ants on a Log Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Tuesday September 9, 2025
  • Tuesday September 8, 2026
  • Tuesday September 14, 2027
  • Tuesday September 12, 2028
  • Tuesday September 11, 2029


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