Recently, we had a Spring break, rainy day family challenge to create a cool, quick, simple, fun and yummy penguin treat. After a few minutes of pondering and debate amongst parents and kids the time came to create, and believe it or not it all started with the box of Little Debbie Swiss Rolls starring at us from a kitchen shelf. From there we contemplated the penguin edible craft possibilities. It quickly dawned on my kids and I that the shape of the cakes were penguin bodies and we realized that if we stood them up on their ends how easy it would be to transform the rolls into penguins. I figured if they could make a crafty school project penguin using a cardboard tube, paper and glue, we could create a smaller, edible version using a snack cake, candy and frosting. Once this idea was crystalized, it took mere minutes for us to write down the ingredients to turn my Swiss Roll into a penguin with orange slice feet, a marshmallow belly, Tootsie Roll wings, candy eyes, and an orange slice beak. I even added licorice feathers on one penguin’s head just for fun. A quick trip to the grocery store and a half hour decorating, and presto. Adorable, yummy, cool looking penguin snacks. Don’t ya just love ‘em? So, of course the Penguin Post had to share!
Snack Cake Penguins, You’ll need:
Chocolate roll snack cakes (Little Debbie Swiss Rolls or something similar), orange slices/orange gumdrops, marshmallows, Tootsie Rolls, edible eyes, frosting (or use Nutella, peanut butter or melted chocolate), optional, black licorice laces.
Supplies:, kitchen shears or a knife, rolling pin, optional: mini egg shaped or oval cookie cutter, optional: toothpick.
Flatten an orange slice into an even 1/4″ thickness. Using kitchen shears or knife, cut two feet and a beak from the orange slice.
Cut a thin slice from each end of a marshmallow. Eat the center piece or save for your hot cocoa.
Soften a Tootsie Roll in the microwave on high for 5 seconds. (This wont be necessary if you are fortunate enough to have really soft candies.) Roll your candy out thin. Cut two wings out using a cookie cutter, kitchen shears or a knife. Stretch the oval into a longer curved wing.
Attach all of the candy decorations to the snack cake with frosting making sure the orange slice feet go all the way to the back edge of the snack cake or your penguins will topple over. Add licorice feathers by poking pieces of black licorice laces into the penguins head. You can poke holes with a toothpick first if you need to.
Keep your penguins stored in an airtight container. While most penguins like the cold, these little guys prefer a nice balmy 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit, so keep them out of your refrigerator.
Nestle your penguins in a snowy scene, by sprinkling sugar onto a serving platter, and smile as you gaze upon their yummy penguin splendor.
Snack Cake Penguins
chocolate roll snack cakes (Little Debbie Swiss Rolls or something similar)
orange slices/orange gumdrops
frosting (or use Nutella, peanut butter or melted chocolate)
optional, black licorice laces
kitchen shears or a knife
optional: mini egg shaped or oval cookie cutter
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