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wonderful little cream cheese penguins

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Norma DeRemer
York, PA

My daughter also showed me these sweet little fellows. They are so easy to make and your guest will think you took a long time to make them. You could also use green olives for making ducks.

(1 rating)
yield 18 appetizers
prep time 45 Min

Ingredients For wonderful little cream cheese penguins

  • 18
    jumbo ripe pitted olives (from 3/4 ounce can)
  • 1 pkg
    (8 ounce) cream cheese
  • 1
    carrot (at least 6 inches long and 1 inch diamenter), cut into 1/4 inch slices
  • 18
    small ripe pitted olives
  • 18
    frilled toothpicks

How To Make wonderful little cream cheese penguins

  • 1
    Cut a slit in each jumbo olice from top to botton on one side only.
  • 2
    Insert about 1 teaspoon of cream cheese into olive to fill cavity.
  • 3
    Cut small notch out of the carrot slice for form feet.
  • 4
    Press cutout notch into center of small olive to form beak (if necessary, pierce olive with a small paring knife or toothpick to make a hole).
  • 5
    Using a frilled toothpick, stack small olive (head), stuffed jumbo live (body) amd carrot slice (feet), adjusting so the beak, cream cheese breast and notch in carrot slice line up.
  • 6
    (Pinguin will stand better if olives are stacked with the larger hole facing downward).
  • 7
    *Set these perky little party penguins in a bed of crushed ice, and they will look like they've waddled right down from the North Pole.
  • 8
    *Use regular toothpicks in place of the frilled picks. Then attach a small piece of pimiento to toothpick on top of the small olive for a stocking cap.

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