Need a cute winter-themed appetizer or snack to impress your friends? These olive and cream cheese penguins are perfect for any college student, requiring only 3 ingredients and a few simple no-cook steps. They’re also great for tricking your friends and family into thinking that you’re super creative and good at cooking.

Cream Cheese Penguins

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:15 minutes
  • Servings:20 penguins
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 can small black olives
  • 1 can large black olives
  • Step 1

    Rinse olives thoroughly and drain in a colander.

    #SpoonTip: Rinsing canned olives can reduce the sodium content.

     

    Photo by Stephanie Schoenster
    Photo by Stephanie Schoenster
  • Step 2

    Thinly slice carrots into rounds and cut a small triangle out of each slice. Stick the triangle into the hole of each small olive.

    Photo by Stephanie Schoenster
    Photo by Stephanie Schoenster
  • Step 3

    Cut a large slit in the side of each large olive. This will be the penguin’s body.

    Photo by Stephanie Schoenster
    Photo by Stephanie Schoenster
  • Step 4

    Place about 4 tablespoons of cream cheese in a resealable plastic bag and cut off the bottom so it makes a piping bag.

    Photo by Stephanie Schoenster
    Photo by Stephanie Schoenster
  • Step 5

    Squeeze cream cheese into each large olive, then place it on top of the large carrot piece (the penguin’s feet).

    Photo by Stephanie Schoenster
    Photo by Stephanie Schoenster
  • Step 6

    Take each small olive with beak and place it on top of the large olive body, and stick a tooth pick to hold all the pieces together.

    Photo by Stephanie Schoenster
    Photo by Stephanie Schoenster
  • Step 7

    Repeat step 7 to assemble your tiny penguin army.

    Photo by Stephanie Schoenster
    Photo by Stephanie Schoenster