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Millionaire's Shortbread Bars

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Popular in the UK and Canada, these awesome layered treats combine some of the most wonderful things: shortbread cookies, salted caramel, and chocolate. Like a Twix on steroids, Millionaire's Bars are not only delicious but pretty to boot.
 
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Step 1: You'll Need. . .

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For the Shortbread
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • Splash of vanilla

For the Caramel
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • Splash of vanilla

For the Chocolate
  • 4oz semisweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (to sprinkle on top)

Hardware
  • Medium mixing bowl
  • Small mixing bowl
  • Small sauce pot
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Silicone spatula or wooden spoon
  • 8" x 8" pan lined with foil
  • Sharp knife

Step 2: Solid Foundation

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  1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees Farhenheit
  2. Combine the butter and sugar and mix well
  3. Add flour, vanilla, baking powder, and salt and mix to combine
  4. Press the dough into the bottom of the baking pan lined with foil
  5. Bake 15 - 18 minutes or until lightly golden brown
  6. Allow to cool fully

Step 3: Sticky Sweet

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  1. Combine butter, sugar, corn syrup, and sweetened condensed milk in sauce pot over medium heat
  2. Heat while stirring, until the butter is melted
  3. Increase the heat slightly until the mixture comes to a boil
  4. Continue heating and stirring until the mixture reaches an even almond color and thickens
  5. Stir in vanilla and salt
  6. Pour over the cooled shortbread and spread to evenly cover
  7. Allow to cool for at least an hour in the fridge

Step 4: Chocolate Topping

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  1. Combine chocolate, corn syrup, and butter in a small mixing bowl
  2. Microwave for 45 seconds and stir to combine fully
  3. Pour over the caramel layer and spread to smooth
  4. Allow to cool for several minutes, then sprinkle lightly with sea salt
  5. Chill for several hours

Step 5: Finishing Touches

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  1. Lift foil to remove from the pan
  2. Peel the foil away from the sides of the bars and use a sharp knife to slice into 25 squares
  3. Enjoy these rich and decadent treats!
ClaireSDocherty made it!2 months ago

I come from Scotland and I used this recipe to make this for the very
first time, it was delicious! My family were really impressed
and keep asking if I have made any more yet, so will be using this
recipe again for sure :D

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shesparticular (author)  ClaireSDocherty1 month ago

So glad they enjoyed them! You did a wonderful job!

godfish2 years ago
Made this today, its great but the condensed milk tastes
A little dark or burnt? Maybe I cooked it to long.
shesparticular (author)  godfish2 years ago
I'm so sorry to hear that! It may have cooked too long or at too high a temperature.
Calelovezit2 years ago
looks sooooo yummmy
shesparticular (author)  Calelovezit2 years ago
Thanks so much!
spike35792 years ago
That looks really good! Man I wish I could pull one off the monitor and eat it.
shesparticular (author)  spike35792 years ago
Thanks so much! You should give them a try!
I may just do that, though I would have to give the majority of them away immediately to keep from just sitting there eating them till I can't taste anything anymore. You should definitely enter these and the Bellinis in the cookie contest if you haven't already.