By IAteMyGluestick on September 16, 2002
Photo by awalde
Photo by awalde
"These tuxedo-clad tidbits are actually ripe olives stuffed with a mildly seasoned cream cheese filling."
Serving Size: 1 (408 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"These came out so cute that everyone said they felt bad eating them. To speed up and ease prep time I used flavored onion/chive cream cheese instead of taking the time to mix filling ingredients. I also cut very thin strips of roasted red pepper to ad little scarves. Tip= allow cream cheese to become very soft before piping, it will be cleaner and easier but once filled, refridgerate filled olives prior to assemble to firm up cream cheese. This will make assembly much easier. Pat roasted pepper strips dry w/ paper towel for easier handling."
"I've made these a few times and they are always a big hit with guests! I used a little dry ranch dressing mix, that I added to the cream cheese instead of the onion and horseradish. These are so much fun to make and eat! I added my photo to the collection! =)"
"How Adorable! I'm going to make these everytime there's a party! They looked so cute and impeccable in their little scarves! Thanks for the recipe, GlueStick! p.s.-Like The NicName...:)"
"As I found these I new that they will be on my table as well.
Thanks a lot, they come out very cute!"
"My daughter & I made this for Christmas dinner. They were fun & time consuming but worth it! They tasted yummy. Thanks!"
"Fantastic! My husband loves olives, so I thought I'd surprise him with an army of penguins marching out of the fridge! I too used strips of roasted red peppers as scarves - and added a red pepper with a small dollop of cream cheese on the top to make a santa hat. Very novel appetizer!"
"They were the hit on our party last weekend. Everybody commented them and they were gone pretty soon. We used plain cream cheese with horseradish as a filling at it tasted really good. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!"
"I took this to a Red Hat meeting, and everyone loved them. Easy, and I didn't bother with the spices -- just used the cream cheese straight from the box."
"Yep, for the comments alone I give you 10 stars! I could only find the small canned black olives so it was very hands on time consuming but the end result was very well worth every minute! I used Philadelphia light chive cheese for ease and they took pictures and commented the whole time saying "here goes another Happy Feet down the hatch"!! I think this will find its way onto alot of Belgian appetizer platters!!"
"So cute&yummy! I made these to surround the Olive Christmas Tree (found on Zaar), and everyone adored them! They are super easy to put together, especially when you flake out and use the garlic&chive cream cheese already made ;]"
"Made these for Christmas dinner for my DH and girls. They loved the little figures and it made dinner very special! Thanks!"
"These lil' guys are just too cute! It's a good "time occupier" for little ones too! They taste great too, but it seems a shame to eat them down so quickly when they seem so labor intensive. They make a great addition to a little holiday party snack buffet line. Thanks IAteMyGluestick for a fun recipe for holiday party times."
"these are so tasty and almost too cute to eat! great for yule party finger food! random idea for a different flavour/colour, you could do these with green olives and/or colour the cream cheese and name them a different bird"
"Made these for our family Christmas! They were very easy to make. My 3 year old had a blast helping me assemble them. I used onion and chive cream cheese spread, horseradish, and dill weed. The few we tried early were very good, and my 3 year old loved them."
"Made these for my best friends, 2 yeard old daughters birthday party. They turned out very cute and while the kids liked them the adults raved about them! I used 8 ounces chream cheese, 1 tsp worchestershire sauce, 1/2 tsp onion powder anf 1/4 tsp dill weed. Left out the pimento scarves. They were very good and very cute!"
"Totally fantastic! A real talking point, taste great too!"
"WOW! How cute are these tasty looking creatures. We all enjoyed, making them, looking at them and eating them. We used red capsicum for the beak and skipped the pimento around the neck for a scarf. Thanks for a wonderful recipe IAteMyGluestick"
"These were time consuming and a big hit with everyone. So, it was worth it!"
"I made these using green olives so that they would be owls for a friends baby shower. They went over very well. Thanks."
"Adorable! My daughters who helped make these thought I was crazy. LOL but thats nothing new. They were such a hit. I am making them again for my Valentines day open house at WildWays Studio. Thanks for a fun adult food!"