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Penguin poppers holiday appetizer

penguin poppers recipe

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Course appetizers
Calories 21 kcal

what you'll need

  • black olives pitted (jumbo and colossal sizes)
  • cream cheese
  • carrots whole
  • appetizer picks long, wooden

let's do it

  • Slice both ends of the colossal olives then cut a football shape lengthwise to serve as the penguin's white "belly." Fill the colossal olives with cream cheese and place in the refrigerator to firm up (15–20 minutes).
  • Peel and slice carrots into 1/4" discs. Carefully slice a triangular wedge out of carrot discs and insert wedge into hole of jumbo olives to create the penguin's noses.
  • Put carrot disc down flat and stand the cream cheese-filled colossal olive on top so carrot "feet" face forward.
  • Stack the jumbo olive "head" horizontal on top of the colossal olive body then secure both olives to the carrot base with a long wooden appetizer pick.
  • Repeat until all penguins are assembled.

One Last Thing

Nothing starts a party off right with a playful twist to an old favorite. These little guys take that idea to the max!


Calories: 21kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 77mgPotassium: 9mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 0.1g
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