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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!

Ingredients

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

Instructions

Shortbread:
  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.
Caramel:
  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.

Assembly:
  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.

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on bunsinmyoven.com should only be used as a general guideline.