shortbread bar recipe

Millionaire Shortbread

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins
Servings: 9 servings
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, easy bar recipes, easy dessert recipes, holiday
Calories: 536 kcal

Buttery shortbread, rich caramel, and a simple layer of chocolate!


For the shortbread:
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
For the caramel:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
For the chocolate topping:
  • pinch flaky sea salt optional
  • 1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips


  1. To make the shortbread, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the butter, sugar and flour until crumbly.
  3. Press into a 9x9 baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.
  1. To make the caramel, add the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and condensed milk to a medium sauce pan set over medium heat.

  2. Bring to a boil, stirring often, and continue boiling for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir vigorously for 3 minutes.

  3. Pour caramel over the shortbread layer. It doesn't matter if the shortbread is warm or cool at this point.

  1. Sprinkle the salt over the caramel.

  2. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top and return to the oven for 1 minute.
  3. Spread the chocolate chips over the caramel with an offset spatula.

  4. Cool in the refrigerator for 1 hour before cutting and serving.

Recipe Notes

Store bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator or at room temperature, depending on personal preference. Bars will last about 5 days.

Nutrition Facts
Millionaire Shortbread
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 536 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 72mg24%
Sodium 384mg17%
Potassium 101mg3%
Carbohydrates 60g20%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 46g51%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 835IU17%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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