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Revising an old classic.

FOUR days until Halloween!!

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

We all remember from our kindergarten days

that fun snack they call “Ants on a Log,” don’t we?

You know, the peanut buttery-filled celery stick with raisins on top. 

What if I told you that there are 2 other secret versions

that your teachers never heard of?

Versions that are only reserved especially for Halloween.

Want in on the secret?

Okaaaaaaaayyyy,

you asked for it:

“Roaches on a stick”

Repulsive.

Disgusting.

Creepy.

Gross.

All the adjectives a person wants to hear when describing their snack, right?

Roaches on a Stick Recipe

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • Dates (warm your guests that the pit is still in there!)
  • Ener-G pretzel rings, gently cut into 4 pieces each.
  • celery sticks
  • peanut butter

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Fill celery sticks with peanut butter. Set aside.
  2. Assemble Roaches: place 3 pretzel pieces per side of date (6 total).
  3. Place roach on top of celery.
  4. Easy enough, right?

They’re everywhere!

*shuddering* 

Or what about the second secret Halloween version

of Ants on a Log?

“Bloody fingers and claws”

These are my favorite.

Bloody fingers sure hit the spot, don’t they?

Bloody Fingers and Claws Recipe

WHAT YOU’LL NEED:

  • celery sticks
  • peanut butter
  • almonds, blanched
  • cashews
  • natural red food coloring

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Fill celery sticks with peanut butter.
  2. For fingers: Dip wider part of almond into food coloring and place on top of celery.
  3. For claws: Dip cashew into food coloring on both sides. Place on top of celery.

How many fingers and roaches do you think you can eat?

Muahahahaha.

(I’m not really sure if that question actually deserved an evil laugh).

And I’m almost positive that I don’t want to know the answer…

44 Comments Post a comment
  1. Can’t go wrong with peanut butter! These would make a quick and easy party appetizer and snack! I have to bring a Halloween dish tomorrow for a party and this might just be the one!

    October 28, 2011
    • That’s because peanut butter is the food of the gods 🙂 I wanna go to that party! <–can you tell that I get whiney 🙂 hehe

      October 28, 2011
  2. Yum! And I bought dates today, I must have known I would find recipes in VeganMoFo that would need dates 😉

    October 28, 2011
    • You are a mind reader, Mandee! I’m impressed 🙂

      October 28, 2011
  3. You don’t wanna miss Part 2 of the Lebster Awards Show where the winners are announced do you? http://gigi-2boomers.blogspot.com/2011/10/mofo-day-27-post-liebster-award-show.html

    October 27, 2011
    • I’m nervous yet excited all rolled into one…

      October 28, 2011
  4. I got nominated for one of those Liebster Awards and there was no way I wouldn’t include you in my list of nominations: http://www.vegangela.com/2011/10/28/im-back-baby/. Thanks again for all the inspiration this month. You rock!!

    October 27, 2011
    • There you are!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have wondering about you all week. I thought maybe you decided to stay at the beach that whole time 🙂

      October 27, 2011
  5. I’m making a grocery list, going through all of your MoFo posts – to get ready for our Halloween festivities this weekend!

    October 27, 2011
    • Fuuuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!! I wanna come–pick me! Pick me! (Too needy?) What are you going to make???

      October 27, 2011
  6. ROACHES ON A STICK? ARE YOU CRAZY? I’ve always been grossed out by the look of dates because their crinkly skin reminds me of cockroaches.. and now you’ve gone and done this!I can already tell we’re going to be one of those married couples who sleeps in separate rooms. Unless you chop up the dates and sprinkle them on the stick.. pretty please? 🙂

    October 27, 2011
    • Nooooooo! No separate beds, I will do whatever you want dear. Chopped up? You got it! (((they really creep me out too, by the way–just had to throw them in there to keep things fresh)))

      October 27, 2011
  7. Are these vegan? If so I don’t think I can eat as many as Jeni but maybe five fingers and 1 roach. I love creepiness so much that this post is making me weep. Thank you for another beautiful post.

    October 27, 2011
    • ***no real roaches or fingers were hurt in the production of this photoshoot*** Here’s a tissue GiGi, don’t cry!

      October 27, 2011
  8. dare i say our bloody fingers and roaches are cute? especially the roaches, i just want to squish their cute middles.

    xo
    kittee

    October 27, 2011
    • hahahahaha!!! That was utterly disgusting yet refreshingly delighful, Kittee! Squish their middles. I just got the shivers….from excitement, that is 🙂

      October 27, 2011
  9. I discovered your blog through Vegan MoFo and I just love it! I nominated you for a MoFo Leibster Award and wrote all sorts of nice things about you here: http://triumphwellness.com/creamy-veggie-wraps/

    October 27, 2011
    • Wow, Emily–a double thanks for that! I am so happy that you like this place 🙂 And thank you for the award…heading over to accept the award!

      October 27, 2011
  10. Laurel #

    Those roaches crawling all over the logs? Repulsive. I love them. I wonder if you sprikled them with sesame seeds if they’d look like larvae or termites? The finger nails, make me wonder if I could scoop out enough of the end of a carrot (finger shape) to embed an almond slice and then serve them with beet hummus or something. You are too good at this, I can’t wait to see what you’ve cooked up for tomorrow.

    October 27, 2011
    • Eeeww, you just took it way too far Laurel! Or shall I say…You just made these EVEN BETTER!! You definitely can do the carrot finger. I have something similar (without the almond slice though) which is proof you *can* scoop out enough of the carrot 🙂 https://forkandbeans.wordpress.com/2011/10/01/1477/

      October 27, 2011
  11. never thought i’d say this, but what deliciously cute looking roaches!

    October 27, 2011
    • No matter how many times I hear this, I just don’t think I can get used to the idea of cute roaches, you know???

      October 27, 2011
  12. Very cool! I think I could eat a “bloody nail” over a “roach.” The roaches sound delicious, but I’d be too scared to touch them. LOL! Kids would totally love this! Adults too! 🙂

    October 27, 2011
    • I could agree with you more, Amanda. I’d take a finger over a roach any day! (I think that is the first time I have ever said that)…

      October 27, 2011
  13. Ew, those roaches. Ew, ew, ew, so buggy looking, and yet… and yet… I still want to eat them. They’re such a good combination of gross/cute/tasty looking! I love them!

    October 27, 2011
    • Yuck. Even the word “roaches” makes me squirm. *shuddering* Man, I hate those things! But I’m glad you like them, Nikki 🙂

      October 27, 2011
  14. Marjorie #

    Roaches on a stick…I just gagged a little….Perfect! 😀

    October 27, 2011
    • They are rather repulsive, aren’t they??? hehe. Delightful!

      October 27, 2011
  15. Despite the fact that both of these made me want to hork a little bit, they actually sound delicious! Lol! 😀

    October 27, 2011
    • Did you just use the term “hork”??? BAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Brooke, come back to California. PLEASE!!

      October 27, 2011
      • Get my DH a job and you’re on. 🙂

        October 27, 2011
        • There you go again, using secret code, leaving this dumb blonde to figure out what it means… Ditzy Hair? Dainty Horn? Drunk Honey? Damaged Hoots? Drastic Honeydew? Domestic Hands? Dumb Husband? Any winners?

          October 27, 2011
          • It’s Babycenter message board shorthand for “Dear Husband.” My Drastic Honeydew could use a job, too though. Can you hook her up? Ha! 😀

            October 27, 2011
            • I got the husband part right! Chose the wrong adjective, sorry boo. Well, seeing that I currently employee hundreds of thousands of people in this area, getting a job for the husband and honeydew should be no problem at all…

              October 27, 2011
              • Sweeeeeeeet! 🙂

                October 27, 2011
                • (((I really don’t though. That was a lie to get your hopes up and move back…)))

                  October 27, 2011
  16. Love! I totally want some roaches on a stick.

    October 27, 2011
    • Eeeeew! Nasty. haha 🙂

      October 27, 2011
  17. Oh my gosh, these are AWESOME! haha I love the bloody fingers!

    October 27, 2011
    • Aaaaw, Thank Leanne! The bloody fingers are rather fun, aren’t they? Er, I mean, scary–they are spooky and scary 🙂 xo

      October 27, 2011
  18. I could eat at least 20 roaches.
    And one person’s worth of bloody fingers……
    *evil cackle*

    October 27, 2011
    • You are hilarious, Jeni!! Your comments always make me laugh 🙂

      October 27, 2011
  19. Babs #

    When you told me yesterday what you were making for today’s post I had no idea what to expect. These look amazing!

    FYI, you need to post at 6:00 (EST) minimum so I can read them before I go to work. Today your post went live at 6:30

    The new camera looks amazing too!

    Keep Hustin’

    October 27, 2011
    • aaaaaaah, Thanks “Babs”! bahahaha! At first I had reread your comment–I kept thinking, “Who in the world is this??!” 🙂 Yes sir, 6am EST it is and the camera is pretty good huh? Love you!

      October 27, 2011

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