Get your office talking about these dishes at your next Holiday potluck. Bonus: they are quick, easy, and impressive.
Penguins For the body: Cut a wedge out of a large black olive. Fill with flavored cream cheese. For the head: cut carrots into coin shaped slices. cut a small triangle-shape wedge out of each carrot coin. Poke the wedge into the tiny hole (not the large hole) of a small black olive. For the base: Using the same carrot coins, cut the wedge even larger to create feet. Assemble: stack the stuffed olive on top of the wedge, place the head on top and pierce with a tooth pick until all three parts are secured together.
This doesn't take as long as you may think. It's simple and also very delicious. Would go great as a sandwich side. And your friends/family/coworkers will be blown-away!
Marshmallow Snowmen For the body: dunk the top of a marshmallow in frosting, and then dunk in your favorite sprinkles. (I used shredded coconut, candy-coated mini chocolate chips, nonpareils, crushed nuts, and crushed candy canes.) For the face: Just use simple cake decorating gel or pipe frosting to draw the face. It's fun to show a variety of expressions and feel free to play around with different colors, too. Assemble: Stick a cake pop/lollipop stick (found at specialty bake stores or Michael's) through the top and you're done!