Cream Cheese Penguins
This is a recipe that I have been holding for some time. It came from Nancy.
She even sent a picture.
Don’t they look adorable?
18 jumbo black olives, pitted
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
18 small black olives
Cut a slit from top to bottom, lengthwise, into the side of each jumbo olive. Carefully insert about 1 teaspoon of cream cheese into each olive. Slice the carrot into eighteen ¼ inch thick rounds; cut a small notch out of each carrot slice to form feet. Save the cut out piece and press into centre of small olive to form the beak. If necessary cut a small slit into each olive before inserting the beak.
Set a big 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.
You can add scarves and hats by using fresh red pepper strips, or canned pimentos cut into different shapes. Frilly toothpicks really finish them off.
Oh you have excelled yourself. These are so cute. I think I have to make them. Such fun for a help yourself starter.
RG – Yes, and not difficult to make either.
Oh simple and riveting, GM!
Can hardly wait!!
WWW – Have fun with them.
What a brilliant idea! Can I get them from Sainsburys? (Grannymar gives Nick stern, censorious look)
Nick – You could make them. I will come and supervise! 😉
Good one Nancy! (waves furiously)
And, Grannymar, well done for giving us penguins to go with the snow and ice outside….brrrr!
These are adorable. However I suspect I would need to consume one per penguin I was creating…you know, for energy…
Steph – I timed that well! 😉
Sandra – They are tempting.
Those are really cute. Had some other animal eatables last Christmas. Thought I’d remember how to make them, but I have the Senior Memory syndrome.
I’ve been searching for something, “seasonal” to serve at my son’s birthday party, without making it a Christmas party (poor kid, his birthday gets lost in all the festivities otherwise). These are…the cutest thing I’ve ever seen-and perfect for a six year old. Thank you so much for posting this.
BHB – I sometimes try to recall a recipe from memory and it usually means leaving out a vital ingredient, not good. 🙁
Mrs ETB – Even better if you get the children to make them!
Those are the cutest things! I don’t know that I’ll ever do them up, but it’s nice to think I could if I wanted. Thanks to you and Nancy for that picture. Now if you could show me how to carve those fancy faces from carrots………
Alice – A thinly sliced ring of carrot is what you need for each penguin. Cut a tiny wedge (like cutting a slice of cake) and use the wedge to form the mouth!
Yeh well we all know Nancy’s a sandwich short of a picnic! Hahaha she’s a hoot! Vey cute. If only kids liked olives.
Baino – Getting the kids to help make them is one way to encourage them to try new or unusual tastes.
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