Cream Cheese Penguins

Recipe Rating:
 2 Ratings
Serves: 4-6
Prep Time:


4 oz cream cheese-softened
1 can(s) jumbo black pitted olives
1/2 can(s) medium black pitted olives
1 small jar roasted red peppers-whole
1 large carrot
1/3 pkg of a pkg. of dry ranch salad dressing mix
long sandwich toothpicks

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Lillian Russo Recipe
Well Seasoned
Long Island, NY
Member Since Jul 2010
Lillian's notes for this recipe:
This is the cutest recipe I've ever seen! I found it on the Internet, posted by a cook named Valerie Lynne. I've made this a few times. This photo is from when I made these for Christmas. I've also made these penguins with a football shaped cheese ball for a Super Bowl party! It always gets great reactions from guests! This is very tedious to put together, but it's SO worth it!
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Cut a slit from top to bottom of each jumbo olive-about 1/4" wide.

Slice the carrot into 1/4" thick rounds(for the feet) and cut a notch into each slice. It will look like a little triangle. Save this notch (triangle) for the beak.

Slice the roasted red peppers into long thin strips (for the scarfs)

Insert the beaks into the medium olives where the mark is from being pitted.

Mix the cream cheese and dry ranch dressing together.

Put the cream cheese mixture into a pastry bag with a medium size tip in it.

Pipe the cream cheese into each jumbo olive and smooth it at the slit.

Place the filled olive, hole side down, on the feet.

Place the head ontop next.

Put toothpick through entire penguin starting from the top of the head and go into the carrot feet.

Wrap scarf around neck.

Place on a platter and watch your guests be impressed! These are not only cute, they are also very tasty!

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user Lillian Russo Lilliancooks - Oct 11, 2010
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user Michelle Antonacci Huniibeekeeper - Oct 11, 2010
Oh these are just adorable!!!!! How fun!
user Lillian Russo Lilliancooks - Oct 11, 2010
Thank you Michelle! When I served these, my guests said they felt so bad eating these cute little penguins! They got over that pretty quickly...they taste really good!
user Michelle Antonacci Huniibeekeeper - Oct 11, 2010
I definately want to make those! I just posted a link in our group for a "fruit gobbler" check it out! Its adorable.
user Lillian Russo Lilliancooks - Oct 11, 2010
Yes, I just saw cute! I love those kinds of holiday ideas!

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