Penguin Appetizer Bites

Penguin Appetizer Bites

Delicious and oh so cute, these Penguin Appetizer Bites will be the hit of snack time (or even the star the holiday party buffet).
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 servings


  • 1 15-oz can black olives
  • 1 container small fresh mozzarella balls
  • 1 large carrot, cut into 1/4-inch rounds
  • toothpicks


  • Drain the olives and cut a slit from top to bottom, lengthwise, into the side of each olive. Carefully insert the mozzarella ball into the olive to act as the belly.
  • Meanwhile, cut a small triangle slice out of the carrot and press into the center of an olive. The other piece of carrot will be the feet.
  • Using a toothpick, connect the carrot feet to the mozzarella and olive. Top with the olive head. Serve.


Make a santa hat by securing a piece of red pepper with cream cheese on the olive.
Chill until ready to serve.

Perfect Pairing

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