Shortbread Sparklers – Chocolate Covered Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread sparklers - the easiest no-bake treat done in minutes!

Don’t you just love no-bake sweet treats?  Now, I don’t mind firing up the oven to make a stunning peach shortcake or unbelievably delicious cinnamon roll biscuits.  But it is Summer in Florida.  Mother Nature doesn’t need any help heating up this house.  Besides, this no-bake dessert involves shortbread and sprinkles – biggest win/win ever!!

You can have these chocolate covered shortbread cookies – I am calling them Shortbread Sparklers for the 4th of July – done is less than 15 minutes!!

No-bake Shortbread Sparklers! Easy chocolate covered shortbread cookies!

And for the record?  Those Walker’s shortbread cookies are my kryptonite!  My mom used to put them in my stocking for Christmas and they are still are a little treat that we share together if we are out and about doing a little retail therapy.  Favorite cookies on earth.  Heaven in my mouth.

Now I’ve covered them in chocolate and added sprinkles.  I may need an intervention.  While I run next door to give these to my neighbors so I don’t shove them all in my mouth, here is the quick how-to!

Shortbread Sparklers – Chocolate Covered Shortbread Cookies

Utterly delicious chocolate covered shortbread cookies ... these are an easy no-bake treat that can be made for any holiday by changing the sprinkles!


  • 1 package (8 count) Walker's Shortbread Cookies
  • 2 squares of vanilla Candiquik
  • Festive sprinkles of your choice


  1. On a sheet tray lined with wax paper, line up the 8 shortbread cookies. (If they are broken, see note.)
  2. In a small glass measuring cup (preferably that you can pour out of), melt 2 squares of vanilla Candiquik in the microwave according to package directions.
  3. Drizzle melted Candiquik over cookies and add sprinkles before it sets up.
  4. When the Candiquik was somewhat set, I carefully transferred the cookies to another sheet tray lined with wax paper. This was so I didn't have to clean up or break off the extra Candiquik drizzles from the cookies.
  5. Pop the cookies in fridge for a few minutes until the Candiquik is set.


If your cookies are broken, don't worry! (All but two of my cookies were broken - because the shortbread is buttery and crumbly and delicious!) Put the pieces back together when you lay the cookies on your cookie sheet. Make sure when you are drizzling Candiquik, that you cover any cracks from the broken cookies. When I was moving the cookies, I even pressed the backs of the broken cookies into some of the leftover drizzle on the sheet tray for a little extra Candiquik "glue" - the Candiquik will hold the cookie together!

I popped two of the chocolate covered shortbread cookies in polka-dot cups from Pick Your Plum {anything purchased via that link helps support Shaken Together} and the cutest factor increased 1000%.  That is a highly scientific totally accurate statement, obviously ;)

Easy no-bake Shortbread Sparklers!

Did you know that you can make a couple of the props that you see in these photos yourself!!  The rustic flag is made out of inexpensive cedar shims!  And that milk bottle?  Doesn’t have real milk in it!!

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  1. Mmmmm what a fantastic little treat for 4th of July! Can’t wait to try these :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  2. These look so simple & amazing! I’m a sucker for shortbread! Sharing :)

  3. These are so cute! We are having a birthday party this weekend at the house, and these are a perfect (read:easy!) treat to add. Now… I’m off to find those shortbreads!

  4. These look soo yummy! Shortbread is my hubbys fav I should make these for Canada Day, just omit the blue! Great idea!

  5. Yum! I love how you displayed your sparkler cookies in the cute cups. Shortbread is so good and I love the idea of making a festive dessert in a short amount of time.

  6. What an adorable snack idea! I love it! Pinning too!

  7. Wow, those look so yummy. And so easy. Cute idea for the 4th.

  8. What a cute idea! Love these! Pinning :)

  9. Looks scrumptious! And easy – just my kind of dessert. Found you at Artsy Fartsy Mama. If you’re interested, I’d love to have you at Gingerly Made’s Show & Tell party.

  10. Those sparklers turned out sooo cute! I have those little blue polka dot cups too…definitely need to make these is display them the same way you did!

  11. These look very yummy! I am going to make them for our 4th celebration with friends, thanks for posting!

  12. I’m in love with these and can’t wait to try them! Yummm!!!
    You were included in a 4th of July Project Inspired round-up on Saturday.
    Thanks for sharing your treats with us at Project Inspired!!!

    The dark chocolate lover in me thinks these would be even better with ‘real’ chocolate….after the fourth! ;)

  13. These are so patriotically spectacular, Keri, and shortbread is my favorite cookie. I’ll be featuring you at tonight’s Project Inspire{d} ~ thanks for sharing your awesomeness!

  14. Whoa this is way more simple than I thought! Gorgeous photos and great way to spice up these shortbread cookies!

  15. I love shortbread fingers and adding this topping makes them look even more delicious! I’m pinning this one for later!

  16. Congrats Keri!!! These fantastic Sparklers are being featured as a favorite of NIBBLES BY NIC this week on Wonderfully Creative Wednesdays!! Thanks so much for sharing :-) xo Nic


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