Sweet Penguins

The cutest little penguins this side of the Antarctic, these candies are as fun to present as they are to make.

  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 40 min
  • ingredients 5
  • servings 12

Ingredients

36
pecan halves
6
oz chocolate-flavored candy coating, coarsely chopped
12
large marshmallows
12
miniature chocolate-covered peanut butter cup candies, unwrapped
12
pieces candy corn
  • 1 Line 2 cookie sheets with waxed paper. On 1 cookie sheet, arrange pecan halves in 12 clusters of 3 to form base of each penguin--2 face forward for feet and 1 perpendicular across back.
  • 2 In 1-cup microwavable measuring cup or narrow glass, microwave candy coating uncovered on High 45 seconds; stir. Continue heating and stirring every 10 seconds, just until smooth.
  • 3 Insert wooden or metal skewer into one flat side of marshmallow; dip first 1 side, then turn and dip other side into melted chocolate, to look like wings, leaving center of marshmallow white for breast of penguin. Place dipped marshmallow (for body) on top of 1 peanut butter cup candy (for head), using open tips of kitchen scissor or knife to push marshmallow off skewer. Place on other cookie sheet (penguin will be upside down). Repeat with remaining marshmallows and candies. Let stand until chocolate is set, about 5 minutes.
  • 4 Using remaining melted chocolate, spoon a small amount onto each cluster of pecans to hold them together; allow chocolate to set, about 5 minutes.
  • 5 To finish each penguin, turn penguin body and head right side up (candy on top). Attach to pecan cluster, using a small amount of melted candy coating. After about 5 minutes or when set, make small opening in marshmallow with tip of knife at top of breast, and firmly press 1 piece of candy corn in for beak.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Penguins
    Calories
    170
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    3 1/2g,
    3 1/2%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    35mg
    35%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    19g
    19%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    17g
    17%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    1
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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