I’m sure most of you will know the incredibly talented baker Eloise Head (also known online as FitWaffle). Her videos are huge across all social media platforms and I won’t lie, I’m absolutely obsessed with her bakes.
Whilst reading through her book ‘Baking It Easy’ recently, I came across a recipe which caught my eye instantly. Not only did I love this recipe because of how unbelievably tasty it looked, but I loved it because of its simplicity.
And you guys know me well enough by now to know that I love myself a bake which is simple yet effective and that’s what had me hooked on these little beauties today.
The recipe I’m referring to is Eloise’s ‘Peanut Butter Chocolate Shortbread Fingers’ – I know, the title alone had me drooling.
Now I don’t know about you, but this recipe of Eloise’s really reminded me of homemade chocolate fingers. And if there’s one thing I’ve always wanted to create whilst learning to bake, is my own chocolate fingers as let’s be honest, it’s an elite snack.
So if you too would love to create your very own homemade chocolate fingers, keep on scrolling below as I share my version of these today…
Category: Sweet Treat
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 10-12 Minutes
Decorating Time: 20 Minutes
Overall Time: 50 Minutes
Ingredients You Need:
- 56g Of Caster Sugar
- 113g Of Unsalted Butter
- 170g Of Plain Flour
- 2tsp Of Vanilla Extract
- 1 Jar Of Smooth Peanut Butter
- 400g Of Milk Chocolate
- Vegetable Oil (If Needed)
How To Make Shortbread Fingers:
- Firstly, gather together your equipment and ingredients, line two baking trays with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 180C / 160C Fan / Gas Mark 4.
- Secondly, in a large bowl, using an electric whisk, beat together the 56g of caster sugar with 113g of unsalted butter until lighter in colour and fluffy in texture.
- Next, beat in the 2tsp of vanilla extract.
- Now, mix in the 170g of plain flour until combined and a dough has formed.
- On a lightly floured surface, roll the shortbread out to the thickness of a one pound coin.
- Using a small sharp knife, cut the shortbread into thin, 5inch long fingers and place each of the fingers onto a baking tray (TIP: I would recommend leaving a gap between each finger to allow for any spreading).
- When all the shortbread has been used up, place the baking trays into the oven and cook for around 10-12 minutes, until the fingers are golden brown.
- Once baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool on the trays for 5 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely.
How To Decorate:
- Now that the shortbread fingers have cooled, it’s time to decorate.
- In a piping bag, place 1-2tbsp of the smooth peanut butter and snip a small 1cm wide hole at the tip of the piping bag.
- Pipe the peanut butter over the top of the shortbread finger and using a spoon or knife, smooth out the peanut butter evenly across the top of each finger.
- Once all the fingers are covered in peanut butter, it’s time to coat. Place a cooling wrack / wire rack, over the top of either a piece of parchment paper or a baking sheet.
- In a microwaveable bowl, add in 200g of milk chocolate, place into the microwave and in 20 second blasts, blast the chocolate until fully melted.
- TIP: if your chocolate is thick, add 1-2tsp of vegetable oil to loosen the chocolate.
- Pour the loosened chocolate into a jug and pour the melted chocolate over the fingers until fully coated.
- Once the melted chocolate is used up, repeat with the remaining 200g of milk chocolate until all the fingers are coated.
- Finally, leave on the wire rack for an hour to allow the chocolate to fully set, then remove and place in a airtight container and serve.
That’s your Peanut Butter & Chocolate Shortbread Fingers prepared, baked, decorated and set, ready for you to enjoy!
So here we are, our very own simple yet utterly delicious chocolate fingers, inspired Eloise’s incredible recipe!
Now I know this isn’t your most technically challenging chocolate finger, but I’m so blooming pleased I started simple because these fingers today have set a fire in my belly to continue challenging myself and creating chocolate treats for you guys. Start small, end big – as they say!
The flavours of these beauties is nothing short of perfection. If your a peanut butter lover, these are an absolute must try.
Let me know in the comments below if you make these chocolate fingers yourself and if you do, what your thoughts are on them. Simple yet effective, right?
Sending you all tons of love & hugs as always,