Penguin Party, a great winter holiday treat!

Penguin Party

What you need to make one igloo:

  • 1 package (3.5 ounces) Hostess® SnoBalls®
  • White frosting* (1 tub)
  • Pastry bag fitted with star tip

What you need to make penguins:

  • Malt balls (2 for each small penguin)
  • Oval sandwich cookies (1 for each large penguin)
  • Chocolate almond bark
  • White frosting* (decorator frosting in tube with fine writing tip)
  • Yellow frosting* (decorator frosting in tube with fine writing tip)

imageTo make igloo: Place 1 SnoBall® on work surface. Cut second SnoBall® in half; eat one half (enjoy!) To make the doorway the right height, slice off about 1/3 of the bottom from remaining half; discard that bottom third. Place the doorway in place against the first SnoBall®, using frosting as the glue.

Fill pastry bag fitted with star tip with white frosting and use to connect door to igloo. Can use candy glitter to decorate.

To make penguins: Using melted chocolate almond bark glue together 2 malt balls for each small penguin and coat a cookie for each large penguin. Allow to dry completely on wax paper.

Use white frosting to pipe a circle for face and oval for tummy to resemble penguin. Apply two dots of melted chocolate almond bark for eyes. Pipe yellow frosting to make beak and feet on penguin. Allow frosting to dry.

Place igloo on platter. Use a small dollop of white frosting to stand each penguin on platter. Lean penguins against igloo for support if needed.

Tips: Use multiple igloos and as many penguins as you want for your penguin party. Arrange on large platter, mirror or on a tiered cake plate.

* This recipe works well with the frosting you can find at most grocery stores. You can also substitute your favorite homemade frosting recipe. For best results, use a thick, spreadable frosting for the igloo and a royal frosting recipe for decorating the penguins.