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Fire Ants on a Log

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 24
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Creative fall or Halloween snack recipe ready in just 20 minutes! Arrange red bell pepper over cream cheese and tomato pesto mixture on celery stalks to resemble fire ants on a wood log.

Ingredients

6
oz (from 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened, cut into cubes
2
tablespoons refrigerated sun-dried tomato pesto
1
teaspoon lemon juice
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
16
stalks celery, cut into 2 1/2-inch pieces
2
tablespoons finely chopped red bell pepper

Directions

  • 1 In food processor, place cream cheese, pesto, lemon juice, salt, black pepper and red pepper. Cover; process until smooth.
  • 2 Spoon mixture into quart-size resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut off small corner of bag; twist bag above cheese mixture. Squeeze bag to pipe cheese mixture into celery pieces. Arrange bell pepper pieces on filling to look like ants. Serve or refrigerate.

Expert Tips

This is an adult version of a classic childhood snack. To make this kid-friendly, omit the pesto and cayenne pepper.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
0%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
0%
Sodium
95mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
2g
0%
Dietary Fiber
1g
0%
Protein
1g
1%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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