I saw these on Megan's blog over two years ago and finally had the chance to make them for a neighbor's New Year's Eve party.
These were much easier to make than I expected, and they tasted pretty good! I'll keep these in mind for future winter parties.
18 jumbo ripe Black olives
18 small ripe Black olives
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 carrot (about 6 inches long and 1 inch wide)
18 long fresh chives
18 frill toothpicks
- Cut a slit lengthwise from top to bottom in each jumbo olive
Fill each cavity of the jumbo olives with about a teaspoon of cream cheese
(using a pastry bag makes this much easier)
This makes the the white stripe in penguins chest. Cut carrot into 1/4 inch slices,then out of each slice cut a small pie shaped piece. This makes the feet, save the piece you cut out, this will be the beak
In the x slit in the center of each small olive (where the pit was removed) press the small piece of carrot into the hole with the pointed end out.
Using a frill toothpick,stack head ( small olive ), body (large olive) and feet (carrot slice), adjusting so that beak, cream cheese breast and notch in carrot line up.
Tie chive around neck for the scarf.