Go Back
+ servings
Egg and Olive Penguins Appetizer
Print Recipe
0 from 0 votes

Cheese and Olive Penguins

These Cheese and Olive Penguins are the cutest Christmas appetizer EVER! Made with black olives, mozzarella balls, and carrots. Such a cute little Holiday snack that kids and adults will love. 
Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Author: Jill


  • 10 carrot slices
  • 10 large black olives cut in half lengthwise
  • 10 medium black olives
  • 10 mozzarella balls
  • 1 long toothpick or cocktail skewer
  • cream cheese
  • mini red peppers optional


  • Cut a small triangle from the carrot slice to form the "feet".
  • Add the olive halves to the sides of the mozzarella ball securing with cream cheese. The olive halves can touch at the back, and open out in the front to form the wings.
  • Take the small carrot divot and cut in half again to form the beak. Insert the beak into the small hole in the medium olive.
  • Run the toothpick through the head, down through the mozzarella body, and into the carrot base.
  • You can also cut the tips off of mini red peppers and attach them on the top of the penguin to make a Santa hat. Then add a dot of cream cheese to the top.