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Cuteness Overload!

These super cute cream cheese filled black olive penguins are the hit of every party, but they make a seriously adorable late afternoon snack, too!~Courtesy of Tastefully Simple

What you'll need:

1 can colossal pitted black olives about 16, drained

16 small pitted black olives, drained

4 ounces of Cream Cheese(room temperature)-Fat free is fine 1/2 of a standard 8 oz brick

16 thin slices of the fat end of a peeled carrot

8 green onions long green section only

16 toothpicks


1. Cut a small triangular wedge out of each carrot slice.

2. Use a skewer or toothpick to push the narrow end of a carrot triangle through the wide hole of each small olive until it pokes out the narrow pitted hole.

3. Make a lengthwise slice halfway into each colossal olive. Gently hold the olive open and push as much cream cheese into the opening as you can, filling the olive. Use your fingers or a paper towel to tidy up along the edges of the opening.

4. Place a filled olive, large hole side down, on a carrot round, lining up the white of the cream cheese with the wedge cut from the carrot round. Use a toothpick pushed down through the center to hold the "chest" of the penguin to the "feet".

5. Push one head, "beak" side lined up with the "chest" and "feet" down onto the toothpicks.

6. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve.

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