Prep 1 hr
Cook 5 mins
These cute little penguins are the perfect addition to your table either at Christmas or for a child's winter birthday party. Note that "cooking time" is actually drying time for this recipe.
- 1⁄2 cup chocolate chips
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons shortening
- 12 large marshmallows
- 2 (2 1/4 ounce) packages Tootsie Rolls
- 12 miniature chocolate chips
- 18 pieces candy corn
- 6 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies (such as Oreo Cookies)
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the first two ingredients.
- Microwave for 1-2 minutes until chocolate chips are melted, stirring ever 30 seconds. Cool slightly.
- Place a small amount of chocolate mixture on top of 6 marshmallows, then top with remaining marshmallows.
- Allow the marshmallows to sit for 1 hour or until set.
- Warm the chocolate mixture again.
- For the penguin bodies, carefully dip the marshmallows in chocolate mixture so three-fourths of the marshmallows are covered, leaving a 3/4-inch vertical white strip undipped down the front (for his chest).
- Let stand for 1 hour or until set.
- For penguin heads, cut Tootsie Rolls into two pieces (you should have a total of 6 pieces). Place pieces in a microwave-safe plate and warm in microwave for about 10-15 seconds.
- Carefully roll each piece into a ball.
- With a toothpick, position two minature chocolate chips onto each ball for the eyes.
- For the beak, cut off the yellow end of six candy corn pieces and discard.
- Flatten the six orange and white pieces slightly and press one gently into each chocolate ball.
- Reheat chocolate mixture.
- Place a small amount onto the bottom of each ball and position heads on marshmallow bodies (beak centered over white on marshmallow strip).
- Let stand for about 45 minutes, or until set.
- Separate cream-filled cookies and remove and discard the white cream filling.
- For wings, cut six cookies in half.
- Attach to penguins with cut side facing forward.
- For base, attach penguin bodies to the remaining cookies using the melted chocolate.
- For feet, remove white ends of the remaining candy corn pieces and discard the white parts.
- Flatten yellow and orange pieces slightly.
- Attach two candy corn pieces to each cookie base using the melted chocolate.
- Let stand about 45 minutes, or until set.
These were so cute! All of my guests had comments on how adorable and tasty they were. Instead of the Tootsie Rolls, I actually had some large chocolate marshmallows on hand, so I cut those in half and rolled them into balls. They worked wonderfully. Thanks for sharing!