This sweet treat is as rich as its name implies. Millionaire Shortbread consists of a melt-in-your-mouth buttery shortbread base, a layer of sweet-salty caramel made from condensed milk, and a thin layer of dark and white chocolate. This harmony of flavours and textures results in decadent bite-sized treat that is widely popular in the UK and Canada. These squares are easy to make and will be the star at any potluck party!
(Makes 16 x 2” squares)
120g plain flour
90g unsalted butter, cold
260ml condensed milk
100ml unsalted butter
50g golden syrup
1/2 tsp salt
200g dark chocolate
50g white chocolate
- Preheat oven to 160oC/320oC and line 8” square tin with parchment paper.
- In a food processor, pulse flour, sugar and butter until a soft dough forms
- Press dough into base of lined tin and smooth out the surface.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until shortbread starts to colour. Remove from oven and cool.
- Meanwhile, add condensed milk, butter, and golden syrup into a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat and keep stirring until caramel thickens and turns light brown.
- Remove from heat and stir in salt, then pour caramel onto the shortbread in the tin. Cool completely to allow caramel to set.
- Melt dark chocolate and spread over the top of the caramel. Drizzle white chocolate over and use a toothpick to create swirls.
- Chill slightly until chocolate is set.
- Remove from tin and use a hot knife to cut evenly into 16 pieces.
- Serve at room temperature and enjoy!