Cream Cheese Olive Penguins

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These penguins are coming to add a little more fun to your New Year’s Eve party. Or any other party, of course.

I promise that these appetizers will be a big hit and your guests will love them!

Who could just say no to such cuteness?

I couldn’t. That’s for sure.

In addition, these cuties are ridiculously easy to prepare. All you need is some olives, a carrot, cream cheese, and a few minutes of your time. That’s it!

To make them more fancy, you can add a little garlic salt or herbs in the cream cheese. That would be amazing!

Here’s the step-by-step recipe…

 

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The ingredients.

 

 

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1. We need big and small olives.

I found them both at Tesco.

 

 

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2. We also need one peeled carrot sliced into rounds. We need 18 rounds.

Cut a small notch out of each carrot slice to form feet. Save the cut out piece.

 

 

 

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3. Toothpicks.

 

 

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4. Softened cream cheese.

Plain or mixed with garlic salt and herbs. That is up to you.

 

 

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5. Cut a slit from top to bottom, lengthwise, into the side of each bigger olive.

 

 

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6. Use a small spoon or a pastry bag (or a plastic bag with a corner cut out)…

 

 

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… to fill each bigger olive with cream cheese.

 

 

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7. Place a filled olive on top of a carrot slice and secure with a toothpick.

 

 

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8. Then, cut a small slit into each smaller olive.

 

 

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9. Press the saved cut out carrot piece into the small olive to form the beak.

 

 

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10. Set a small olive onto the large olive, adjusting so that the beak, cream cheese chest, and notch in the carrot slice line up.

And that’s all! So, so simple.

Enjoy!

 

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And if you do not watch the penguins for awhile, they might even start a dance battle.

See? I said they were a lot of fun!

Love,

Petra

(This recipe was adapted from allrecipes.com. Yield: 18 penguins.)

32 Responses to Cream Cheese Olive Penguins

  1. 1
    Rhonda says:

    Too cute to eat! You make it look simple, I have a feeling if I tried it they would be all funky and not as cute. I may give it a go though, my sons favorite animal is a penguin (probably too much Pingu watching when he was younger).

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    mau says:

    great…liked it !!

  3. 3
    Dena says:

    Adorable! Happy New Year!

  4. 4
    SamCyn says:

    Very, very cute! Have a Happy New Year! :)

  5. 5
    Jana says:

    Petra, you’re killing me with cuteness! I mean, of course, I am drooling here because of their obvious yumminess but seriously: the last picture? The dance-off? It’s like Zoolander but with penguins. I can’t stop laughing!

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    Shumaila says:

    These are so creative and adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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    Gina says:

    Thank you for these!
    I am making them for tomorrow evening, and am sure they will be a fun project for me and my Grandson.
    Have A Very Happy New Year!

  8. 8
    Adriana says:

    This is excellent idea, I never know that such smart cream cheese penguins exited made from all my favorite ingredients. I am going to do it!!! Definitely!!! Thank you for the idea. Love A

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    Savithri says:

    These are SO cute! Thanks for sharing!

  10. 10
    Adriana says:

    I am doing these in my Art and Craft club. Children are so exited about it, I told them yesterday. Yupeee.

  11. 11
    zoom yummy says:

    Oh, YAY, that’s amazing!!! Will you take a picture? :) Petra

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  13. 13

    These are absolutely adorable!

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    Nicola says:

    So excited to make these!

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    Dean says:

    Cute!!! I also think they’re perfect for a Christmas party I have in mind. A bit early, but it doesn’t hurt to get some ideas.

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    Niamh says:

    Love these! They are perfect for a baby shower and super cute.

    Going to give them a try this weekend and will share with my readers on my blog!

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    kusum says:

    Thanks petra
    for your creative ideas
    kusum

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    kati says:

    This is so cute! Ill be making this for my Christmas party and sharing on my blog!
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    olga says:

    Hi, it is simple and cute. Thank you for idea. I will to do it with my daughter.

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