When I was growing up, my mother sometimes made us peanut butter celery sticks as a side-salad. I enjoyed the juxtaposition of tastes: sweet raisins against the crunch of celery and the nutty salt of peanut butter. But what to call it? My cousin Carmen suggested "Birds on a Branch," so that's what it is. They can be used as an appetizer, a snack, or in lieu of salad.
- 12 six-inch pieces of fresh celery
- Natural peanut butter, enough for about 1 tsp per piece of celery
- 72 raisins (smile)
Wash and prepare celery.
Smooth approximately one teaspoon of peanut butter in each piece of celery.
Place raisins on top of the peanut butter, half-dozen to each piece of celery.
Arrange celery on a platter.