Ham on a Log- Easy After School Snack Recipe!

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If you love easy after school snacks for your family, you'll love this after school snack recipe for Ham on a Log! You've heard of ants on a log, but this is a twist on the classic. Simply make a delicious cream cheese spread, spread it on celery, and top with Eckrich Deli Meat ham! #EckrichFlavor #AskForEckrich

Can you believe that it’s already time to start thinking about the back-to-school season? I can’t. It feels like summer just started, but sure enough, the end is rapidly approaching, and it’s time for me to start getting my fall snack game in order. I’m always looking for simple, affordable, and nutritious solutions for my kiddo during the fall, and this ham on a long totally fits the bill!

Even though we homeschool, snack time is a huge part of our day. It means giving my son a great little break from school work while giving him a chance to fuel his body and his mind. That’s why I love this snack– it’s so easy, but it also tastes great and is good fuel, too!

When I’m stocking up on great stuff for after school snacks, I turn to Walmart for affordability and convenience. I especially love visiting their Deli Meat counter for high-quality, affordable Deli Meat for my family. Every time I go, I get enough Eckrich Deli Meat for my family. My son loves to watch them slice the meat and weigh it as he sits in the cart!

If you love easy after school snacks for your family, you'll love this after school snack recipe for Ham on a Log! You've heard of ants on a log, but this is a twist on the classic. Simply make a delicious cream cheese spread, spread it on celery, and top with Eckrich Deli Meat ham! #EckrichFlavor #AskForEckrich

For me, it just makes sense to buy my Deli Meat at the Deli Meat counter! I can get exactly the amount my family needs, meaning no food waste, and I know it’s nice and fresh, too!

Right now, there’s a chance to save even more on that delicious meat, though, because Eckrich Deli Meat has a sweepstakes happening right now where you can enter for a chance to win a $100 Walmart gift card! That’ll buy a whole lot of Deli Meat for back to school recipes!
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How to Make Ham on a Log

If you love easy after school snacks for your family, you'll love this after school snack recipe for Ham on a Log! You've heard of ants on a log, but this is a twist on the classic. Simply make a delicious cream cheese spread, spread it on celery, and top with Eckrich Deli Meat ham! #EckrichFlavor #AskForEckrich

This ham on a log recipe is SO simple to make. It starts with the delicious, creamy filling. You’ll want to mix softened cream cheese, garlic, and mozzarella. I found that microwaving mine for about 15-20 seconds made it much easier to mix and spread, but if your cream cheese is thoroughly softened, you’re all set.

In terms of garlic, my family likes a lot of garlic, so we added more. You can add a little less, so adjust it according to your taste!

Wash and trim celery, then cut it into bite sized sticks. Spread half of them with the cream cheese mixture, filling the little well in the celery with it.

If you love easy after school snacks for your family, you'll love this after school snack recipe for Ham on a Log! You've heard of ants on a log, but this is a twist on the classic. Simply make a delicious cream cheese spread, spread it on celery, and top with Eckrich Deli Meat ham! #EckrichFlavor #AskForEckrich

Use cashew butter or another favorite nut butter on the other half of the celery for a sweet treat to pair with the savory ham on a log!

If you love easy after school snacks for your family, you'll love this after school snack recipe for Ham on a Log! You've heard of ants on a log, but this is a twist on the classic. Simply make a delicious cream cheese spread, spread it on celery, and top with Eckrich Deli Meat ham! #EckrichFlavor #AskForEckrich

Next, you’ll want to add some delicious Eckrich Deli Meat! I love the Eckrich Virginia Brand Ham for the great flavor it brings to the table, but there are so many more reasons to love Eckrich ham! Eckrich best-selling hams are specially trimmed for great, consistent quality. They even have a wide flavor variety, too! Eckrich ham is gluten free, made with quality natural smoked and natural juice hams.

You’ll want to roll up each slice of Eckrich ham, then slice those rolls to the right length for your ham on a log. Of course, the meat is great on it’s own or on a sandwich, too!

If you love easy after school snacks for your family, you'll love this after school snack recipe for Ham on a Log! You've heard of ants on a log, but this is a twist on the classic. Simply make a delicious cream cheese spread, spread it on celery, and top with Eckrich Deli Meat ham! #EckrichFlavor #AskForEckrich

Finish by topping the sweet nut butter-topped celery with favorite dried fruits! We love dried strawberries, raisins, and cherries here, but any dried fruit makes the perfect topper. Then serve this delicious sweet-and-savory snack to your favorite kiddos anytime they need a great treat. Make extra, and it’s a good hearty lunch when paired with some pretzel sticks, crackers, or yogurt!

If you love easy after school snacks for your family, you'll love this after school snack recipe for Ham on a Log! You've heard of ants on a log, but this is a twist on the classic. Simply make a delicious cream cheese spread, spread it on celery, and top with Eckrich Deli Meat ham! #EckrichFlavor #AskForEckrich

I love serving simple snacks like this because they require very little prep and they’re delicious. I love that my whole family can enjoy these!

Eckrich is all about tradition, flavor, and affordability. My family is all about these things, too, making it the perfect choice when we head to the Walmart Deli Meat Counter. Eckrich offers a full line of great deli meats across many different proteins, and any one of those great proteins would work perfectly on this afternoon snack! These ham on a log snacks could just as easily become beef on a log or bologna on a log by swapping out Eckrich Original Roast Beef or Eckrich Garlic Bologna! I can’t wait to try one of those pairings next!

What’s your go-to after school snack? And which one of the Eckrich Deli Meat varieties would you most like to try on these?

Let me know in the comments below! Don’t forget to scroll down for the full recipe, and be sure you enter the Eckrich sweepstakes where you might win a $100 Walmart Gift Card! You’ll also find more great back-to-school recipes right here!

 

Ham on a Log

Ham on a Log
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2-3 stalks celery, washed and cut into pieces
  2. 1 block cream cheese, softened
  3. 1-2 teaspoons garlic powder
  4. 1/4 C mozzarella cheese
  5. 2-3 slices Eckrich Deli Meat
  6. 1/4 C nut butter
  7. 1/4 C dried fruit pieces
Instructions
  1. Wash and trim celery and cut into pieces.
  2. Combine cream cheese, garlic powder, and mozzarella cheese.
  3. Spread cream cheese mixture into half of the celery, top with rolled-up slice of Eckrich Deli Meat.
  4. Spread nut butter in other half of celery. Top with pieces of dried fruit.
Notes
  1. We used Eckrich Virginia Brand Ham, but shake it up with any flavor of Eckrich Deli Meat your family prefers!
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