Momma Told Me: #SpreadTheMagic With Ants On A Log, 3 Ways, + Peter Pan Simply Ground Peanut Butter

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#SpreadTheMagic With Ants On A Log, 3 Ways, + Peter Pan Simply Ground Peanut Butter

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Free Printable! Make ahead 'Ants On A Log' jars. Leave one in the break room fridge for a hungry co-worker at snack time! #SpreadTheMagic with new Peter Pan Simply Ground peanut butter- the perfect blend of smooth and a little bit crunchy. (ad)
Momma Told Me: Spread the magic.

Peanut butter is a passion of mine.

I come from a long line of nutty peanut butter loving family members. My father, to this day, pulls a jar of peanut butter out of the pantry and dips pretty much everything in sight when he's craving a snack. But me? I'm picky about my peanut butter an pairings. While some like it smooth, and others like it crunchy, I love it just a little in between.

As a young girl peanut butter sandwiches were a treat. (I have a theory that this is most in part to the fact my father was our family's version of the 'Hamburglar' and keeping a full jar on hand was near impossible.) Momma would stash the peanut butter high, and behind less interesting pantry foods (such as pasta and canned peas) to help throw us off the scent. But one thing I always has a say in was the type of peanut butter we kept on hand. You see the right way to make a PB&J is by spreading smooth peanut butter on one slice of bread and crunchy on the other. It's the perfect texture.
#SpreadTheMagic with new Peter Pan Simply Ground peanut butter- the perfect blend of smooth and a little bit crunchy. (ad)
So, when I stalked wandered past the jams, jellies, and peanut butter aisle on our recent trip to Walmart I knew I had to toss several jars of all new Peter Pan Simply Ground into the cart. This NEW peanut butter is ground to perfection for the perfect blend of smooth and crunch that is oh-s-satisfying. I'm not kidding here folks, I went back the next day to buy more jars of this heavenly stuff, and highly regard it as the best peanut butter on the shelf at Walmart. It's like Peter Pan's mad kitchen scientists designed a peanut butter range just for me, and I'm in love.
Homemade celery leaf juice.
Homemade celery leaf juice
In fact, I was so inspired by NEW Peter Pan Simply Ground peanut butter I decided to bring it back, old school, with a little Ants On A Log Inspiration. You know I am all about simple solutions contrasted with modern interpretations, so today I'm sharing 2 new and exciting ways to share this new Simply Ground peanut butter texture with your friends, family, and coworkers. First up is my interpretation of Ants On A Log in Hors D'oeuvres with a Simply Ground smeared raisin loaf base, topped with celery gelee.
First, you're going to want to get a hold of some celery juice. Not already in the fridge? That's okay, you can make your own in the food processor in no time by blending filtered water and celery leaves. (If a smoother texture is desired feel free to strain the juice through a cheese cloth.) Combine the celery juice and sugar over low heat, just to melt sugar and combine.

Next, you will prepare your gelatin- I use 200 bloom sheets (as opposed to powder based gelatin) but traditional gelatin will do just as fine. I find that professional grade gelatin sheets tend to be a very convenient way to store a large quantity of gelatin concentrate in an easy to prepare method. Simply soak your gelatin sheets in cold water for 10 minutes until it 'blooms,' then boil with the correct amount of water for 4-5 minutes, until liquid and even in texture.
#SpreadTheMagic with new Peter Pan Simply Ground peanut butter- the perfect blend of smooth and a little bit crunchy. (ad)
Celery gelee for Ants On A Log Hors D'oeuvres
Next you will want to combine your celery leaf juice and gelatin base and pour it in a heat safe container. Retire the gelee straight to the fridge and allow it to set for 2 hours. Take this time to prepare a fresh raisin loaf, if making from scratch, or cube an existing loaf into bite sized portions.
#SpreadTheMagic with new Peter Pan Simply Ground peanut butter- the perfect blend of smooth and a little bit crunchy. (ad)
Peter Pan's NEW Simply Ground peanut butter in Original or Honey Roast is the perfect peanut butter for this recipe because the texture helps to emulate the crunch of 'celery' without overwhelming the structure of the bread and the gelee. Spread heaping portions onto your raisin bread cubes- you're going to want a nice thick layer of delicious peanut butter in the center of this treat- just like with the real thing.
Ants On A Log Hors D'oeuvresAnts On A Log Hors D'oeuvres- #SpreadTheMagic with new Peter Pan Simply Ground peanut butter- the perfect blend of smooth and a little bit crunchy. (ad)
Now, if you're a bit antsy (see what I did there?) about trying a celery gelee, don't be. This recipe can be modified to include just the slightest celery leaf juice for a light aromatic essence. Of course, if you're a celery fan, you'll love the recipe as is! The gelee should have set nice and thin, and will quickly turn into a softer 'mousse' like texture after sitting at room temperature for a little.
Ants On A Log Hors Doeurves- Raisin Loaf with Simply Ground peanut butter and Celery Gelee. #SpreadTheMagic with new Peter Pan Simply Ground peanut butter- the perfect blend of smooth and a little bit crunchy. (ad)
While it may not be something everyone craves, these Ants On A Log hors d'oeuvres are the perfect re-imagining of a beloved childhood treat. Guests are sure to appreciate the unique rendition, and eve the hesitant will want to try this classy take on such a simple comfort food. Best of all- the real hero, the peanut butter will shine when sandwiches between the two textures.
If you're not quite so daring, but want to share the good feelings of enjoying a rustic snack-time favorite, why not make some Ants On A Log jars to leave in the work-place break-room, or drop of on a teacher's desk? Everyone has to power through the 3PM munchies and a lovingly packed mason jar of Peter Pan Simply Ground peanut butter, raisins, and celery are sure to put a smile on someone's face.
Free Printable! Make ahead 'Ants On A Log' jars. Leave one in the break room fridge for a hungry co-worker at snack time! #SpreadTheMagic with new Peter Pan Simply Ground peanut butter- the perfect blend of smooth and a little bit crunchy. (ad)
I love doing small things to help brighten the day of a stranger- leaving a snack in the community fridge not only dissuades break-room thieves, but also staves away the Hangry monsters in a pinch. It's as simple ad dropping two heaping spoonfuls of Simply Ground peanut butter (why not go with the lightly sweet Honey Roast) in the bottom of a mason jar. Next, stack some celery sticks along the outer edges and drop a small box of raisins in the middle.
Free Printable! Make ahead 'Ants On A Log' jars. Leave one in the break room fridge for a hungry co-worker at snack time! #SpreadTheLove with new Peter Pan Simply Ground peanut butter- the perfect blend of smooth and a little bit crunchy. (ad)
Seal the jar with the standard lid and decorate with a scrap of fabric, some twine, and one of our pre-designed gift tags. Go ahead and grab the FREE printable. They're just the right size for your ordinary mason jar, and there are even a few blank tags for you to write your own unique messages on! While you're hear, PRINT the Ants On A Log Hors D'oeuvres recipe here!
Free Printable! Make ahead 'Ants On A Log' jars. Leave one in the break room fridge for a hungry co-worker at snack time! #SpreadTheMagic with new Peter Pan Simply Ground peanut butter- the perfect blend of smooth and a little bit crunchy. (ad)
However you decide to #SpreadTheMagic make sure you do it with the delicious new Peter Pan Simply Ground peanut butter. The peanut butter with the one of a kind smooth and lightly crunchy texture that goes good with anything. In fact, it's so good it has absolutely no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives, and never requires 'stirring' before spreading. You can grab both the Original and Honey Roast flavors at Walmart now and save $.50 on your first jar with this great printable coupon! For more fun, discover which peanut butter fits your personality with this fun quiz. Now, tell me, what's your favorite type of peanut butter, smooth, crunchy, or a little in between like Simply Ground?


What Daughter Says: Peanut butter is a comfort food for me- I'm always looking for new ways to share a little bit of comfort, magic, and smiles.




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10 comments:

  1. Ants on a log are one of my boys favorite snacks. I love those printables!

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  2. These are so stinking cute and clever! My girls would love if I did this.

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  3. I love peanut butter so much and this creamy with a bit of crunch sounds so good. Just added it to my shopping list. Thanks for the free pre-designed gift tags downloads.

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  4. I love peanut butter! I have not seen this at Walmart before I need to pick some up to try, love the ants on a log snack!

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  5. Those grab and gos are so cute. I love celery and peanut butter.

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  6. We are huge fans of peanut butter. Love the ant logs and peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

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  7. That's an adorable idea to pack jars with peanut butter, celery and raisins. The tags only add to your ant logs fun treat.

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  8. This. Is. Amazing. We are having friends over to the new house in a couple of weeks and I am going to make these as a fancy snack for all! Pinning!!

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  9. Those are the coolest Ants on a log I have ever seen! I love Peter Pan peanut butter! I can't wait to try this new blend!

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  10. I love the modern take on Ants on a Log! What a great idea... and so pretty. I'm not a fan of celery, but I'd give those a taste!

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