Grown Up Ants on a Log

 These Grown Up Ants on a Log are a unique hors d'ouerves, filled with a spiced goat cheese mixture, and topped with pecans and dried cherries.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword ants on a log
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 105kcal


  • 5.3 oz tub mild goat cheese*
  • 1/2 tsp ancho chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 8 ribs celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans toasted
  • 1/4 cup chopped dried cherries


  • In a small bowl, stir to combine the goat cheese, ancho chili powder, salt, mustard, and honey.
  • Rinse the celery well, and pat dry. Cut into 1.5 inch pieces, and cut a small sliver off the bottom of the celery so it stands upright easily on a platter.
  • Place the goat cheese mixture into a piping bag fitted with a star tip, then pipe the goat cheese into each piece of celery. Sprinkle with toasted pecans and dried cherries, then serve. Enjoy!


*I used Chavrie brand goat cheese because I like how creamy and mild it is, but you can also do a standard 4oz log. Try not to use crumbly goat cheese, since it won’t pipe well.


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 166mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g