Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Cream Cheese Penquins


Aren't these little guys cute. I am going to be making these again for our Thanksgiving Day dinner.  I think they would be cute sitting on a cheese/meat tray.  The possiblities are endless.  Make a hat for them, wrap a scarf around their neck. They are tasty, easy to make.  Keep in mind that the large can of olives has less then the small can of olives. So buy according to how many you want to make.     

1 can of large black olives
1 can of small black olives
1 carrot, maybe two depending on the size
small package of cream cheese
sandwich picks or frilly picks 

Drain the olives, and make sure they are dry.  Using a paper towel lined work area, with a sharp knife carefully cut the large olive from one end to the other in a straight line.  Holding the olive in one hand gently open the olive and put in some cream cheese, about 1/2 to 1 tsp. I just used a small paring knife to put the cream cheese in and then smooth this over with a papertowel or your fingers.

Pare the carrot and cut in 1/4 inch slices. With a sharp knife cut a pie shape in each carrot.  Save this piece of carrot.  This will be used for the beak. With your small knife make a small slit in the small olive and insert the piece of carrot to make his beak. I cut the sides of the pie shaped carrot to fit better in the slit.  Being careful not to rip the mouth area.  If you do, go ahead and eat that one.     

With your sandwick pick insert the end thru the small olive, then go down thru the large olive and cream cheese then attach to the carrot with the wedge as the front for his feet.  Line up his body and he is ready to show off...............

You did it....everyone will love these little guys.  You'll be the hit of the party.  

Showing off the penguins with


  1. Oh these are so cute! My family LOVES olives so this will be a hit.

    When the kids were little they liked to put an olive on each finger tip. I'm thinking ALL kids must do that...

    Thanks for sharing this at my party :)

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  2. These are adorable! I definately want to make them--if I can keep myself from eating all the olives!

  3. I was just passing through and thought id stop and say hello. Richard from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa.

  4. These are the cutesy appetizers ever!

  5. These are perfect cute appetizers. Such a cool idea.