December 10, 2009

March of the Goat's Cheese Penguins

Adorable, fun, and tasty is how I would describe this little army of penguins. Granted, they are time consuming to make but you have to agree that their cuteness is worth it! Make them at your next party and I assure you, they will not be forgotten!

Plus, if you ever want to see a child eat an olive...this is how!

These funny little fellows are made up of five simple ingredients. Cream cheese, goats cheese, carrot and black olives. I added goats cheese to the cream cheese for additional flavour, but if you prefer, you can use cream cheese alone. You could also add garlic or onion seasoning for a little extra zest.



If stored in an air tight container, penguins will live happily in your fridge for up to 24 hours.



Oh and did you know that Penguins mate for life!? So cute!



Makes approximately 2 dozen penguins
Inspired by All Recipes

1 can extra large black olives, drained
1 can small black olives, drained
1 small tub cream cheese ( I used low fat )
3-4 tbls goats cheese (optional)
1 large carrot, peeled and sliced
Cocktail sticks

Mix the cream cheese and goats cheese together thoroughly. Make a slit down the side of each extra large olive. Carefully stuff each one with the cream cheese mixture. Cut a small triangle out of each carrot slice to resemble feet. Make penguin beaks out of each triangle and place into the little hole of each small olive. Place a penguin body onto each carrot slice followed by the head, secured with a cocktail stick. Penguins are best served at room temperature.

48 comments:

  1. This little penguins are absolutely adorable! I am almost afraid to eat them :-) What a great party idea. I have bookmarked this recipe. Thanks!!!

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  2. like clowns, i am a little bit frightened of these...

    But they look great

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  3. Amazing and beautiful. I can actually see myself making some of these. I will probably not want people to eat them though.

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  4. Jennie, that is like a piece of art!
    Awesome!!So delicious and creative looking treat!
    hugs hugs

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  5. These are lovely! What a great idea... such simple ingredients. :)

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  6. This is awesome. So cute and pretty :DD

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  7. Jennie, what a perfect appetizer for a cocktail party! Not only are the deliciously creative, they will get the conversation going, as well. Many thanks...

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  8. These are just so cute and certainly a conversation piece.

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  9. oh wow these are adorable so so cute love them

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  10. I have loved penguins for years. These are just about the cutest things ever! So creative!

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  11. These are the cutest edible creations I have ever seen! They are so perfect. You have a ton of patience - and talent!

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  12. So cute! I'm very tempted to go out and get me some black olives now. Wonder if they would still be as cute if I used green ones though :D

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  13. Oh, my gosh! These are completely adorable!! I am bookmarking these to make with my daughter!

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  14. I'm so happy you commented on my blog! I absolutely love yours!

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  15. These are absolutely gorgeous! My kids love olives so I'll have to make some.

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  16. These are so cute and adorable. What a creative idea!

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  17. They look so cute! Great job :)

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  18. Wow...what a great idea. Beautiful, tasty, and perfect for a cocktail party...where do you come up with these ideas?

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  19. Darling they are so adorable. I came by to visit your lovely blog and to wish you a marvelous week.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  20. These are soooo adorable. I have to make them for my next party. Great photos!

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  21. Oh my gosh, these are so incredibly adorable!! I am sooooo making these :)

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  22. Soooo very cute! You are so talented.

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  23. Awww! These are soo adorable! I couldn't tell that those were olives :) Love it

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  24. Very clever Jennie! I think I'll make these cute little guys! Cheers.

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  25. Remarkable photos and such patience to make all these perfect penguins.... bravo... great blog... all of your posts look delicious!

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  26. I think these might be some of the most adorable things I've ever seen. Seriously. They may have to go on my holiday table. Although I might feel bad eating them because they are so cute.

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  27. These are adorable!
    It looks like they would take some time, but they are so cute, it would totally be worth it!

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  28. Oh my gosh - I have never seen such cute (and delicious) apps ever!!

    I love this and will try this for the holidays - thank you for sharing Jennie!

    XOXO
    Amy

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  29. Cute!!!!! I saw these in a 1970s Better Homes and Garden's book but with you taking pictures they look so much cuter!

    Laura

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  30. My darling I wish you and yours all the joy, love, hope, blessings, peace, laughter, miracles, good health and boundless wealth during this holiday season and always.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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  31. youer penguins are great and instead of eating them I would like to dance with them !!!
    Cheers from chilly Paris
    Pierre

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  32. I wrote a post about this recipe today! Linked it to you of course!

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  33. The most original recipe I've come across this Christmas season!

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  34. Hello Jennie, they look wonderful.It is very interesting idea..Your photos are very nice..
    Hugs and kisses
    Cali

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  35. these are absolutely incredible!!!! x

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  36. VERY cute!! And I know I'd love these!

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  37. Those are the cutest things ever! I think I might try to make them for our dinner party this weekend. There will be several kids and I know they will love them.

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  38. Oh my my my...these are the absolute cutest little guys I have ever seen! I am so going to have to find an occasion to make these!!!! Thanks for coming by my site. I love your blog and will put you on my sidebar!

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  39. Omg, too cute! I must try this someday! And just subscribed to your blog :)

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  40. Cute indeed! And you have a lovely blog. Glad I found you.

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