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Egg Penguins

These cute little appetizers are so adorable, they're likely to steal the spotlight at your next wintertime gathering or kids' party. No one believes how easily these whimsical bites come together.—Darline Michaelis, New Auburn, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 penguins


  • 9 large ripe olives
  • 6 hard-boiled large eggs
  • 12 small baby carrots


  • For the penguin heads, attach one olive to the top of each egg with a toothpick. For beaks, cut six carrots 1/ from the pointed end; attach the flat side of a pointed piece to the center of each head with half a toothpick.
  • For the feet, make a lengthwise cut through the remaining carrots; place flat side down in pairs (trim carrots if necessary). Place a toothpick in each carrot; press an egg on top of each pair.
  • For flippers, cut the remaining olives lengthwise into quarters; attach one olive quarter to each side of eggs with half a toothpick. Cover; refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 90 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 212mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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  • KuipoBakes
    Jan 28, 2012

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  • jaejme
    Jan 28, 2012

    I have made these with my kids' preschool classes on 4 different occasions. The kids loved them! The most recent was yesterday (1/27/12) with my son's preK class & my daughter decided she wanted to make them for her 8th birthday party today!

  • lorettasylvia
    Jul 31, 2011

    What an awesome idea . . . someone was really creative when they thought of this appetizer, also easy and low-salt too. Thx Loretta

  • beefbabe
    Mar 1, 2011

    I made these for a kids party and they were really a hit! Kids love them and they were so cute on the table! It will be a recipe I go to again and again.

  • babsc525
    Jan 28, 2011

    I have made something similar to this only they were chickens instead of penguins. Cute!

  • ellyk
    Jan 17, 2009

    This is soooooooo cute and such a wonderful idea! so simple and easy to make! my guests loved it so much that they tot it was a shame to eat them and ruin their shapes :P

  • Charlene
    Nov 19, 2008

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