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Cheese-Stuffed Celery

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Cheese-Stuffed Celery
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 15 min
  • Servings 8
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Enjoy this no-fuss snack made by stuffing cheese into celery, ready in 15 minutes.

Ingredients

2
(3-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2
tablespoons powdered sugar
2
tablespoons raisins
1
tablespoon shelled sunflower seeds
1
teaspoon grated orange peel
1/2
teaspoon vanilla
Dash salt
4
(12-inch) stalks celery

Directions

  • 1 In small bowl, combine all ingredients except celery; blend well.
  • 2 Spoon mixture evenly into celery stalks. Cut each stalk into 4 pieces. Store in refrigerator.
Tips  

Chopped, dried apricot or other dried fruit works just as well as raisins in this quick snack.

Instead of mixing the raisins with the cream cheese, line them up along the top of each cheese-stuffed celery stalk for a reinterpretation of the classic "ants on a log" snack.

It's easiest to grate the peel of a firm, fresh orange. Use a fine-holed grater, sharp paring knife or a citrus zester, remove the colored part of the rind only, not the bitter white pith underneath.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 2 pieces
Calories
100
(
Calories from Fat
70
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
12%
(
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
)
Cholesterol
25mg
8%
Sodium
115mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
6g
2%
(
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
,
Sugars
4g
)
Protein
2g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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