I think the easiest way to add a bit of festive colouring for holidays is to pop in some seasonal M&Ms (there are different colours for different holidays) and I have definitely been guilty of this lazy way to make easy treats seasonal.
I love shortbread – it’s quick, easy and the real trick is finding top quality butter, so it was really easy to adapt this Something Swanky recipe to make some chocolate dipped shortbread, in a seasonal Valentine’s Day pink.
Quick and easy, plus it can be shipped to loved ones who as a special Valentine’s Day treat (several of my friends and family will be getting some this year!)
Chocolate-Dipped M&M Shortbread (adapted from Something Swanky)
225g unsalted butter (do yourself a favour, go with Kerrygold.)
65g icing sugar
190g plain flour
80g rice flour
1/2 bag of M&Ms
1 bag candy melts
Bake at 170C for about thirty minutes. Once it has been baked (the sides should be golden brown), allow for it to cool completely. Once cool, melt the candy melts and dip the side of the shortbread into the candy melts. Allow to sit and cool.