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