Olive Penguins

These aren't turkeys, but they came to Thanksgiving dinner. Everyone felt guilty eating them because they were so cute. Too bad there weren't any kids at our dinner, I feel like kids would love them.

I also feel like I am meant to have kids just to make cute things/crafts with them.

I need to borrow some kids.Persnickety Plates: Olive Penguins

Persnickety Plates: Olive Penguins
Serves: As many as you want

Large black olives (for body)
Small black olives (for head)
Baby carrots
Mozzarella balls

I got everything ready then made a penguin assembly line.

Cut each mozzarella ball into about 4 pieces.

Chop baby carrots into thin disks, then cut out a tiny triangle to make feet. Use the cut out triangle to make the beak.

Slice a large olive & slide in a piece of cheese.

Stack the large olive onto the carrot, then a small olive sideways onto the body. Hold them straight and secure with a toothpick. Insert the carrot/beak.

Repeat as many times as you want/need. Enjoy!

Source: Adapted from Once Upon a Plate


  1. those are adorable!! I might try my hand at making those for Maggie's birthday :)

  2. These are the cutest things ever!!! Love penguins and love olives. I don't know if I could bear to eat these. ♥

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  4. Hi Melissa, I just wanted to let you know that I really like your blog and I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! See this post for more info:

  5. Hi Melissa! These Olive Penguins are so cute! My boys would think these are the greatest :) You are being featured at tomorrow's All my Bloggy Friends. I can't wait to see what you share this week!

  6. This is so amazingly cute. I am totally in love with them and have to pin this! Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza! Hope to see you there again this week with more deliciousness!


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