Easy Penguin Snack for Kids

If you're looking for a fun snack idea for kids, you're going to love this easy penguin snack for kids! Children of all ages will enjoy helping with this edible craft idea. It's a perfect winter-themed penguin recipe that children will have so much fun decorating and eating! Follow the step-by-step directions below to make your very own easy penguin snack!

Easy penguin snack for kids

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Penguin recipe

I love making fun snacks for kids like this penguin snack. It would make a great playdate snack idea with how simple it is to make. Kids of all ages will enjoy decorating these. Toddlers will love sprinkling the coconut flakes and practicing fine motor skills with the small candies and older kids will enjoy getting creative with decorating.

You could also pair this penguin recipe with your favorite penguin-themed movie or storybook. Imagine including these in a cute winter-themed charcuterie board too! You could include snowman cheese balls, fruit skewers, peppermint bark, hot cocoa dip, pretzels, and more.

There are so many fun ideas you could incorporate with this edible penguin craft! It pairs brilliantly with other edible craft ideas for kids, too. This easy penguin recipe will get the kids excited and there will be a lot of fun and laughter to be had as they create their own individual penguins with their own personalities! 

Scroll down below for full directions on how to make your own easy penguin snack!

Penguin snack

Easy Penguin Snack for Kids

Why you'll love this easy penguin recipe

  • Fun edible craft idea - This penguin snack also doubles as a fun edible craft idea! Kids will love getting hands-on with decorating this penguin recipe.
  • Perfect for playdates and parties - No matter if you're hosting a fun playdate, a winter-themed movie night, or a penguin birthday party, these snacks make great additions! You can even have guests help decorate.
  • Educational snack - This fun penguin snack also comes with an educational aspect. You can use it to learn about penguins, practice fine motor skills, or explore creativity.
  • Versatile decorating - Decorating possibilities are endless with this fun snack idea for kids. Children can add different candies, sprinkles, or other toppings. Alternatively, they can make an entirely different winter-themed animal. There are lots of fun options! 

Penguin snack ingredients

  • 4 chocolate-covered wafer bars (milk chocolate and black coloured)
  • 8 sugar candy eyes
  • White chocolate candy melts
  • 1 tbsp coconut shavings
  • M&Ms or Skittles candies (yellow, purple, and orange)

Penguin snack ingredients

How to make a penguin snack

STEP ONE: Prepare your ingredients

Before you get started on your penguin snack, you'll want to make sure you have all your ingredients ready to go. 

Melt the white chocolate candy melts in the microwave in 30-second increments, making sure you stir in between until fully melted. Once melted, transfer the melted chocolate to a piping bag and cut the tip of the bag for easy decorating.

Then, unwrap your chocolate wafer bars and lay them on your workspace before you.

Easy penguin snack idea

STEP TWO: Decorate the penguin's body

The first part is decorating the penguin's belly. Start by piping a round shape towards the bottom of the chocolate wafer bar and fill it in completely.

Next, generously sprinkle coconut shavings on the chocolate. Add two candies towards the bottom to resemble feet in orange or purple colours. Wait for the chocolate to dry before moving on so that the candies stay in place.

Repeat this process for each penguin snack.

how to make an easy penguin snack

STEP THREE: Decorate the penguin's face

After the chocolate has dried, pipe two small drops of chocolate towards the top and place down the candy eyes. 

Then, cut a yellow piece of candy in half. Pipe a drop of chocolate under the eyes in the center and place the candy as shown below to create the penguin's beak. 

Repeat this process for each penguin snack.

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STEP FOUR: Customise your penguin

Optionally, add any other decorations to your penguin that you'd like. You may opt for other colours of candy melts and candies.

Some ideas to consider include:

  • Decorate a winter scarf or hat with melted chocolate
  • Give the penguin a silly facial expression
  • Add a tiny bow tie on the penguin
  • Add a snowflake shape to the penguin's belly

Easy penguin

Penguin recipe substitutions and variations

  • Try using vanilla or strawberry-flavored wafer bars instead of chocolate ones
  • For more flavor, use melted white chocolate chips instead of candy melts
  • Swap out the coconut flakes for things like crushed cookies, graham crackers, granola, cocoa powder, or even rainbow sprinkles.
  • Instead of candy eyes, try using black icing, mini chocolate chips, or even raisins for the eyes.
  • Make these penguin snacks any time of year by using different coloured wafer bars and candies. For example, use red and pink for Valentine's Day.

We hope you have lots of fun making this easy penguin snack for kids. It's such a fun winter-themed activity that is perfect for all ages. I think that you will agree that this penguin recipe is so cute you almost don't want to eat them! 

Easy penguin snack for kids. Penguin recipe.

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