The old "ants on a log" snack is a kiddos staple but has never really been my thing.
1. As a kid I hated peanut butter. Detested it. I think it may have had something to do with the peanut butter & honey sandwiches we always had on elementary school field trips. But I digress.
2. We didn't really eat vegetables in my house as a kid. Unless they were frozen and covered in cheese. Or mashed potatoes from a box.
3. Who needs other junk to put chocolate chips and/or raisins on when you can eat either straight out of the bag? Not I.
But this version. This grown-up, fancy schmancy international version. This, I like. And uhh it's actually just as easy as the other version, but seems much more haute cuisine.
Middle Eastern Curry Ants on a Log
1 stalk celery, cleaned and cut into equal sized pieces
2 tbsp hummus
6 raisins (or dried fruit of choice)
1 pinch kosher salt
Smear hummus equally on each piece of celery.
Place 2 raisins on each piece.
Sprinkle with salt, curry powder and parsley, to taste.
*note: because there only a few ingredients, it is especially important to use quality ingredients. Find a good, authentic hummus (or make your own!) and use a curry powder that you like - there are a lot of different versions out there, so experiment until you find your favorite.