Christmas (Penguins) in July!

July 20, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

It’s been ridiculous hot this July in the nation’s capital, and what could be more “chill” than some arctic penguins!

I made these back in December when the weather was a bit cooler, and they are still one of the cutest holiday party appetizers I have ever seen.  And they require a little patience but less skill to assemble!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • a can of large olives
  • a can of small olives
  • a few carrots
  • a block of cream cheese, softened
  • red pepper strips (for decoration only)
  • toothpicks

Slice open one side of a large olive.  Using a plastic zip bag filled with cream cheese, stuff the large olive with cream cheese.

Slice your carrot into small rounds, and cut out a pie sized notch from your round, which you will stick into the opening of the small olive.

 

Assemble the small olive on top of the large olive on top of the carrot base and skewer with a toothpick.

 

Repeat, and decorate a few of these bad boys with red pepper “scarves.”  What a cute idea!!

 

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  1. I love these


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