Have you ever tasted something and then you were instantly addicted? I save that statement for a few things in life . . .and this recipe is one of them. I originally tasted these little devils while at a good friends party. Blue Cheese, Dried Cranberries, Cream Cheese, Pecans . . .SWOOOOOOOON! I ate one and became embarrassingly addicted. I suddenly didn't care about anything else at the bbq . .. just these celery sticks. I couldn't stop eating them. I didn't ask for the recipe because I knew I would be in big time trouble.
Fast forward two years: said friends are having party again. I I-N-S-I-S-T on them serving these "fancy ants on a log" or I refuse to attend. They complied and I camped out next to these fancy-ants-on-a-log and then tried to convince no one else to eat them.
And then my friend Teri pinned the recipe on Pinterest for me so I had no option other than to repin it and save it. Turns out it is originally a Rachel Ray recipe. I very slightly modified it by increasing the dried cranberries and stirring in the black pepper. I just went with what worked for me. I'm convinced that the celery is only there to make yourself feel better about eating this evilly delicious concoction. I could totally forgo the celery and just eat a bowlful with a spoon. It's that good.
Blue Cheese and Pecan Stuffed Celery
aka: Fancy Ants on a Log
1/2 Cup Blue Cheese
4 oz Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 Cup Chopped Pecans, toasted
1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
In a bowl, combine the cream cheese and blue cheese. Mix together until well blended. Add the pecans and cranberries and stir until combined. Add black pepper to taste. Spread on Celery.