Millionaire’s Shortbread

millionaire shortbread recipe

Everyone will agree that this shortbread is worth a million bucks.

You’ll Need

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp fine salt
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp butter

Prep and Cook

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and butter an 8” x 8” baking pan. Line the baking pan with a sheet of parchment paper that is long enough to hang over the edges of the pan.
  • With an electric or hand-held mixer, beat the butter for 1 minute. Add the sugar, and mix for 3–5 minutes until thick and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the flour and salt and beat until just combined.
  • Press the dough into the prepared pan and prick with a fork at even intervals over the surface. Bake for 20 minutes.
  • While the shortbread bakes, combine the sweetened condensed milk, butter, sugar and vanilla in a heavy-bottomed saucepan set over medium heat. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil, stirring continuously. Cook until the caramel is thick and turns golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  • Pour the cooked caramel over the baked shortbread and allow it to set at room temperature for 1–2 hours.
  • Melt the chocolate and butter in a microwave (or heat-proof bowl set over simmering water) and stir to combine. Spread the chocolate evenly over the caramel and let set at room temperature.
  • Remove the bars from the pan and cut into bite-sized squares.


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