Cream Cheese Penguins

    25 minutes

    These adorable little snacks will be a hit at your next party! Watch this recipe being made in the Allrecipes Penguin Party Snacks Video.

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    Serves: 18 

    • 18 large black olives, pitted
    • 1 packet cream cheese (250g), softened
    • 18 small black olives
    • 1 carrot

    Preparation:25min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Cut a slit from top to bottom, lengthwise, into the side of each large olive. Carefully insert about 1 teaspoon of cream cheese (or whatever fits) into each olive.
    2. Slice the carrot into eighteen 1/2cm 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.
    3. 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 carrot feet line up. Secure with a toothpick.

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     -  30 Jul 2010


     -  30 Jul 2010


    Gets folks laughing! Worth the effort. Tips (from me & others): use herbed or ranch flavored whipped cream cheese (it will still look white); don't simply slice the olive, remove a small section to accomodate the filling; pipe whipped cream cheese using a sandwich bag; make "beaks" thin to avoid splitting the "head" while inserting them; try inserting "beaks" vertically rather than horizontally; "heads" take the most time - make them the night before and leave them soaking in the olive brine. Don't forget to make baby penguins! Fill a single olive & set on top of carrot feet with large whole facing up. Insert toothpick through center to pin it to the "feet". Set "beak" into cream cheese filling of large whole - it will hold it in place. Do a variation on this to make "swimming" penguins. Fill a single olive. Stick beak in one end and feet in the other. Shave off a small portion from the underside of the olive to keep it from rolling around. For "environment" we used an aluminum pizza pan and foam board ($1.99)for an ice flow. Trace the pan on the foam board. Cut out the circle with a craft knife. Cut circle in half jaggedly to simulate ice flow. Cut remaining half into pieces; glue and stack in layers to create "hills". Cover pizza pan with blue plastic wrap. Place "ice flow" into the pizza pan. Tape plastic wrap to bottom of the pan to hold it in place. When placing penguins, push the toothpick into the foamboard to hold them in place. Transports easily this way.  -  01 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)

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