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Millionaire’s Shortbread

“Jesus. Didn’t know about the fiancée. Or the money.
Does millionaire shortbread mean you ” chapter 23
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Millionaire’s Shortbread

Worth every dollar!! Delicious dense shortbread covered in gooey caramel and topped with a thick dark chocolate layer.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time35 minutes
Refrigerate1 hour
Total Time1 hour 55 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: English
Keyword: caramel, chocolate chip, shortbread
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 350kcal


Shortbread Base

  • 1 cup butter, unsalted
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 egg yolks room temperature
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 2 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, unsalted
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Chocolate Ganache

  • 10 ounces dark chocolate
  • 1 cup heavy cream


Shortbread Base

  • Heat oven to 350. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg yolks and extract. Mix. Stir in flour and salt. Press into a 9×9 pan. Bake for 10-12 minutes or just until the edges get golden. Let cool.


  • As the shortbread cools, bring sugar, syrup and butter to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Simmer until the sauce darkens, about 5 minutes. Add condensed milk and stir continuously as you bring to a boil. Do not stop stirring. Not once. Even if the shortbread is burning and the dog HAS to go out. Trust me and my first batch of burned caramel that this is not one of those recipes that you can cheat on. Boil for 3-5 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly. Take off the heat and add vanilla.
  • Pour over the shortbread and spread until even.

Chocolate Ganache

  • In a small saucepan over low heat, add chocolate and heavy cream. Stir as the chocolate melts.
  • Spread evenly over the caramel layer.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour. Cut into squares and enjoy!


Serving: 1g | Sodium: 190mg | Calcium: 28mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 323IU | Sugar: 18g | Fiber: 3g | Potassium: 194mg | Cholesterol: 31mg | Calories: 350kcal | Saturated Fat: 12g | Fat: 23g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 34g | Iron: 2mg

Have you tried this recipe? I would love to know your thoughts. Peace & Love, jenni

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