wonderful little cream cheese penguins

★★★★★ 1
By Norma DeRemer
from 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
serves 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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