Making chocolate dipped shortbread is a fun way to use up chocolate if you have a lot at home. (Disclaimer: I have never had this problem, I’ve no idea what it’s like! Chocolate is always welcome in our home). And I find including chocolate when baking with kids is ALWAYS a winner.
With Easter having just been, I’m sure we aren’t the only family to find themselves left with plenty of chocolate from Easter eggs and goodies. Whilst my children would happily munch their way through all the chocolate were I to let them, I do like to also encourage some creativity with finding other ways to enjoy it. And so these chocolate dipped shortbread beauties came to be born!
We all love shortbread anyways: sweet and buttery and delectable little treats. They’re high on my favourites list along with chocolate chip cookies. For me, dipping in melted chocolate and showering them with sprinkles is just the icing on the… well, shortbread! And the cherry on top! (I make no apologies for my food based puns, all totally intended!)
And baking with my children, for me, has always been a fun activity to do! Sharing the skills and confidence to take a handful of ingredients and create something delicious and magical, and have fun at the same time. This, for me, makes for beautiful childhood memories. Plus, these shortbread biscuits are perfect for helpful little hands because they’re actually really forgiving if over worked or re-rolled several times.
And the results at the end are so good, you can share them with neighbours and friends too. They are well received as gifts and fun to make. What more could you ask for? 🙂