Recipe courtesy of Bean Appetit: Hip and Healthy Ways to Have Fun with Food by Shannon Payette Seip and Kelly Parthen, with Carisa Dixon

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Pear Penguins

March 10th, 2010

Recipe courtesy of Bean Appetit: Hip and Healthy Ways to Have Fun with Food by Shannon Payette Seip and Kelly Parthen, with Carisa Dixon

Bean Appetit: Hip and Healthy Ways to Have Fun with Food
by Shannon Payette Seip and Kelly Parthen, with Carisa Dixon

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Servings
Makes 1 Pear Penguin
Ingredients
  • 2 mini chocolate chips
  • 2 white chocolate chips
  • 1 pear
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 thin slice of baby carrot, cut into a small triangle
  • 1fig, cut in half diagonally
  • Pastry brush
Directions
  1. Your penguins need eyes to see how cute they will become! Push the mini chocolate chips in the center of the white chocolate chips to form eyes. Now waddle like a penguin twice around the table.

  2. Even though penguins can't fly, they still need wings. Use a butter knife to carefully cut a slice in both sides of the pear to form wings, making sure to keep the tops of the slices attached to the pear. Use a peeler to shave the pear skin off in between the wings in an oval shape. This is the penguin's white tummy.

  3. Use a pastry brush to paint chocolate on the penguin's body, everywhere but his stomach. Use a toothpick to notch a spot for each of the chocolate chip eyes and the carrot beak. Insert the eyes and carrot beak. Balance the pear penguin on a plate and place the fig halves for feet. Dress up in black and white clothes for this frosty feast!

Pear Penguins
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