Mary's StoryI came across these several months ago when I was looking for appetizers for Christmas and New Year's. I think they're just adorable. And although they take some patience. I think the outcome is worth it.
jumbo black olives, pitted
package cream cheese, softened
small black olives
jar roasted red peppers (optional)
Janet got "Chocolate Covered Cherry Mice"TAKE THE QUIZ and find out what Halloween treat you are!
1Cut a slit from top to bottom, lengthwise, into the side of each jumbo olive.
2Carefully insert about 1 teaspoon of cream cheese into each olive.
3Slice the carrot into eighteen 1/4 inch thick rounds; cut a small notch out of each carrot slice to form feet. Save the cut out piece and press into center of small olive to form the beak. If necessary cut a small slit into each olive before inserting the beak.
4Set a jumbo olive, large hole side down, onto a carrot slice. Then, set a small olive onto the large olive, adjusting so that the beak, cream cheese chest and notch in the carrot slice line up. Secure with a toothpick.
5Cut roasted red pepper strips into a long thin slice and wrap around the penguin's 'neck' to form a scarf, and/or add a dab of cream cheese to the penguin's head, and put a dollup of red pepper on top to make a hat.
About this Recipe
Angela Williams MsAWilliams - Apr 20, 2011
Rose O'Connell cookswithwine - Apr 20, 2011
OH Happy Feet!!!LOL
Marilyn Gallo LovetocookNJ - Apr 22, 2011
Mary, someone brought these to a Christmas party I had, and they were such a big hit. Thank you for posting the recipe, I may have to try and make these.