Pear Penguins

Pear Penguin recipe from Parenting.com

Highlights

Waddle through the winter with these cute pear penguins! Your kid gets the nutrition he needs and the sweetness of chocolate that is sure to pump up the family all day.

Meal Type

Snack

Duration

1 hour

Ingredients

  • Mini chocolate chips
  • White chocolate chips
  • A healthy pear
  • 1 thin slice of carrot
  • 1 fig cut in half diagonally
  • Pastry brush

Instructions

Step 1.

Wash the pear and let it dry.

Step 2.

Use a fruit peeler to shave off pear skin from the bottom front of the fruit, in an oval shape. It should look like a penguin’s tummy.

Step 3.

We need to create wings! Carefully cut a slice on both sides of the pear without cutting all the way through. Make sure to keep the end top of the slices still attached to the pear so they can look like wings.

Step 4.

The penguin needs a face! Melt some white chocolate and use it to glue 2 whole white chocolate chips to form eyes. Afterwards, get 2 mini chocolate chips and push it at the center of each white choco chip to complete the effect.

Step 5.

Melt the chocolate chips and start brushing the pear penguin’s body.

Step 6.

While the chocolate is still hot and wet, cut the thin slice of carrot in a small triangle and stick it on the face to form a nose. Continue grazing the body with melted chocolate and leave to dry.

Step 7.

Time for the Penguin to waddle into your kid’s plate! Place your pear penguin on top of the fig halves to make it look like its feet. Make sure to balance all the way from the kitchen to the dining where he is eagerly waiting for that delicious snack.

Step 8.

Make some for the family and enjoy a treat of yummy pear penguins!

More Fun Ideas and Expansions

Create your own DIY penguin snacks using these expanded fun ideas:

  • Use gummy candies instead of carrots if you really want to reward your kids after an achievement.
  • Don’t want the chocolate for a healthier variety of snack for your kids? Just cut the pear into a penguin and keep the mini chocolate eyes, carrot nose and fig halves to complete the look.
  • Try an easier fruit penguin recipe with frozen chocolate bananas and M&M’s!

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