Thanks Jane! Many thanks, Helen. This will keep in an airtight container for at least 1 week – if they last that long! Please see my disclosure for more details!*. Hi Jane would you recommend real butter or is stork fine? And of course, remember that you can watch me make it on youtube! Basically, completely dumb it down into the ground so that if you are scared to make it, you won’t be any more! How To Make Millionaire's Shortbread - I'm going to warn you now... this chocolatey, caramel coated shortbread recipe is very addictive! Are you sure you aren’t using evaporated milk? X. ❤️ A four-layer bl, (New!) Once you have poured your caramel onto your shortbread, you have to leave it to set. Thank you so much for sharing these recipes as it has helped me make so many things in an easier way at home and my kids love them a lot. I’ve only got evaporated milk not condensed milk. For a smooth surface, simply leave the pan as is to set completely before slicing … Hi Jane absolutely love your recipes especially Millionaire Shortbread. Thank you so much, I also have honey which could be better. Thanks. As it’s just for topping, you can use basically any! Firmly press the mixture into the bottom of tin and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until pale golden on top! For the shortbread, it really is quite basic – you can do it by hand, or in a food processor, or in a stand mixer, or with an electric hand mixer. Tastes perfect every time! Hi Jane, Just 8 every day ingredients magically turn into a crispy shortbread base, soft and chewy caramel … When using a mixer to make it, you add the butter and sugar together, beat until creamy, and then add in the flour and combine. Really easy to follow and turned out so well. Do not use my images without prior permission. Ahh oh no! It was looking so promising too where I live you can’t buy these anywhere at all and condensed milk is an import so it’s an expensive mistake for me to keep making these are my faveeee I want them to go right so badly hahaha! This is my go to recipe , super easy and so tasty! This recipe is AMAZING! I don’t have golden syrup, and was wondering whether maple syrup was fine? ❤️ An easy no-bake, No-Bake Black Forest Cheesecake! My husband’s work absolutely adored them and they look forward to eating many more pieces in the future! Did I not leave it for long enough? Cutting the shortbread definitely takes practice – there’s a few different ways you can try and do it to help such as scoring the chocolate, heating the knife – but genuinely all I do is use a large sharp knife! I don’t boil the caramel to temperature, and I never have. Can I use maple syrup instead of golden syrup for the Caramel? Truly the best millionaire shortbread I’ve ever made!! I just made this. Will this recipe work okay in a longer tray, thinking of making thinner slices next time as it is really filling! Hey! I know it is very runny so I wasn’t sure… I’m very excited to try these millionaire shortbread out for my first time! Thanks, Sally. Pour the melted chocolate over the caramel-topped biscuit base, and use a spatula to spread it evenly. This recipe is so easy but ALWAYS goes down well... my husbands favourite! 1/2 tsp or 1tsp of vanilla essence or peppermint essence? I think adding 1-2tbsp of vegetable oil or sunflower oil would be better!! I am making this just now for my lovely health and social care workers as I retire tomorrow. And what type of hob do you have? It probably isn’t squishy enough, but if you do the caramel for less time it should be! A Homemade Shortbread Base, Homemade Caramel Filling, and a Chocolate Topping. But! Thank you!! I use golden syrup, because it creates the most wonderful caramel, as I explain in my video. Yes either too high or too long – usually you can take it off the heat and beat like crazy and it can come back together! Facebook Often splitting early on is down to being too much heat too quickly! Make the caramel. x, First time I’ve tried making this. How to prepare Preheat the oven to 160 degrees C / gas mark 3. The only thing is when i cut it into slices; the chocolate slid off some of the slices. They are two different caramels, and I prefer this one overall but as explained on the post you can use the other one if you can’t access golden syrup! Made this today and was expecting there to be a disaster somewhere along the lines but it has turned out fab! Sorry, just seen you answered the same question underneath! Place back into the fridge to chill until set. So glad you enjoyed the recipe and video!! It takes between 5-7 minutes to boil. Attempted to make millionaires shortbread 25 years ago and had a complete disaster. You can’t cheat and use a tin of carnations caramel and stick it on top as it doesn’t set. So delicious. This Millionaire’s Shortbread is the perfect trifecta: Sweet simple, crisp shortbread, rich chewy, homemade caramel, and thick dark chocolate ganache. There are many names for this treat: caramel squares, millionaire’s bars, caramel shortcake, or caramel slices. That depends on the size of tin – if you wanted double still in one 9″ square then yes it will definitely increase (not sure how long!) I will definitely be checking out more of your recipes because I feel like American desserts can be just too sweet. We absolutely love it and now have friend and neighbours asking for the recipe. Any tips appreciated. You have to make sure to stir the caramel a lot to prevent it from catching and burning. If you can’t access golden syrup, however – I suggest using the caramel from this recipe post instead. This was my first time trying to make millionaires shortbread and the recipe was so clear and easy to follow! Yes it will – just the baking time would potentially be less (depending on size) as the shortbread would be thinner! It will be crumbly but the ingredients will be evenly dispersed! I would recommend watching the YouTube video also when making the caramel to see when you should remove from the heat, that came in very handy!! Twitter Spoil yourself with a decadently delicious treat with our Easy Millionaire's Shortbread recipe. Usually for shortbread you can just do a simple switch, and some of readers have said they’ve done the same and it worked well! Once cooled, chill in the fridge or freeze until set. Could we use tinned caramel instead of making it as I have some left over? This is the perfect trio of buttery shortbread, gooey … X. Hi, I am having a really difficult time with the caramel. I follow the recipe and use same ingredients. I’ve made it before and it is the best M shortbread ever in my view so thanks a million! I made this yesterday to take into the cafe where i work and sell, the second i cut it caramel cake oozing out, even though it set fine and looked amazing. Thank you ! Thank you so much . Spot on made two trays from the the first batch! Thank you for all your lovely recipes, so easy to follow even for a novice like me! Thank you xxx. The sort of toffee that needs a hammer (and a chisel). I make whole traybakes so is it best to cut portions and pop back in foil tray or freeze individual portions, also what to cover with as some say foil or cling film or put in plastic containers, I would personally bake it, cut the portions and put them back into the trays and wrap well – or portion and freeze into a container! x, Wow! Ah yay! First time making MS and it turned out so well! xx, Hi! Our millionaire’s caramel shortbread recipe without condensed milk is easy to make with simple ingredients that won’t break the bank. I just wondered if it’s possible to make the caramel a few days in advance and store it? How’s is best to know if the caramel is done. I made some on Saturday and we munched it during Strictly! Loved the video showing how to make the caramel, I’ve managed it twice (2nd time I did with a GF base for my dad and the rest of your recipe). Top with good … Easy to follow, great recipe. If not what is this difference in using your caramel receip from the millionaires flapjack? Thank you. Place the chopped chocolate in a medium-sized, heat-safe bowl. It may help you! I can promise you that each bite of these millionaire caramel squares will have you and your family craving for more. Which is in this video? Heat the sugar and remaining butter in a heavy based, non-stick pan gently, stirring, until melted. I recently made a recipe that was in last month’s Bon Appetit magazine…it had tahini in the caramel filling. I’m making it tonight! The timing is something I can’t really narrow down on. Easy Millionaire Shortbread Bites Recipe - delicious easy shortcut millionaire shortbreads made with shortbread cookies, caramel candies, and dipped in chocolate! Anyway, I love how it wasn’t overly sweet at all and I got rave reviews from everyone. As was this Millionaire Shortbread , however the caramel even though it had been in the fridge for an hour and a half was quite soft , and when I cut the chocolate it cracked and was sliding off . Hey! Pour the dark chocolate over the caramel and then add spoonfuls of the melted white chocolate. Thank you! And you will love it. One question though – have you ever frozen them? The caramel is really good! A Complete How-To Guide on How to Make Millionaires Shortbread! Youtube. I think either of those should be okay, just keep an eye on it! Add the condensed milk and bring to a rapid boil, stirring continuously. Thank you for these great recipes!. So glad you like it! I used confectioners sugar because I googled “caster sugar” and it says that it is confectioners sugar (which is actually icing sugar in the UK). I know I can use storm for the shortbread but with the caramel can I use either kerrymaid baking block or slightly salted salted butter as I have both of these. Absolutely amazing, first time making caramel and it worked! Hi Jane I have have decided to make this and have for as far as the caramel , I have now realised I didn’t heat my caramel enough and it won’t set . It took longer to thicken up but it looks and tastes like caramel so I think it worked. Honey would definitely be better – and I would use light brown sugar personally! Unfortunately when it was time to cut it, I couldn’t get a knife through it – not even a cleaver! Make sure to stir the caramel well off the heat before pouring onto the shortbread and it should be okay x. What a lovely recipe everything worked even my caramel! Hiya – if you are using the caramel one then it won’t work, unfortunately! I’ve been cooking for everyone for 50 years and now Jon’s got the master baker reputation because of your recipe . x. I made this today and it all set ok, but I’ve realised my caramel is pale compared to yours, I presume I maybe didn’t heat it long enough but I was worried about burning it. Hi, I have a 7×7 tin, will this be ok if I cook it for longer? Unfortunately for this you can’t make the caramel in advance. Watch the YouTube video for this, and you may see where you have gone wrong x. Caroline, if you are in the US, I just made this for the first time and got the curdled consistency too. I added a little bit of salt to my caramel as I thought for me it would be a bit too sickly, and it worked really well. Recipe contains: 20cm brownie tin, lined with baking parchment with extra paper overhanging the edges. The millionaire shortbread is delicious, everyone absolutely love it. The best caramel shortbread ever! 50 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating. Everything else is perfect though. Truly outstanding! Not sure what caused it. Is there any way of resurrecting it? I also love that I was able to make it! Hey! Hey lovely, love all your recipes, you’re very talented! x. If you are doing this by hand, you can add all three ingredients together, making sure the butter is cold and cubed, and rub the mixture together with the tips of your fingers till it creates a bread crumb texture. I managed to bake a perfect shortbread, caramel and chocolate with perfect amounts. Hey! Thanks so much, Hey! Can I use golden Caster Sugar for this as I can’t find normal caster sugar anywhere! I tried doing it without chilling and it got a bit messy with the caramel! Looks smaller and easy to clean, Ahhh yay! Thanks, Hey so I wouldn’t use the maple syrup personally as it can taste/look/feel different with it. I would definitely say give it a go as there aren’t really any alternatives for this sort of caramel, and I’m sure the recipe for making it yourself will work! All you need to do is boil for slightly less time! I have not tried to remake it, but I think this was my issue after some research. However it was still delicious and only my first attempt and will most definitely be trying again . I tend to make sure it’s straight, score the chocolate ever so slightly, and then just cut straight down. So i’m leaving it again. x, Hello, It makes my kids happy when I make such beautiful cakes for them and all this credit goes to you. x. Hi, Really looking forward to making these for my birthday treat next week! Pour the caramel over the base. but for larger trays it may differ! Loving your recipes. Hi, thanks for your recipes! Basically, if the base is too thin, you might burn the caramel. About to make more this evening as family have requested it! Reference Intake of an average adult (8400kJ/2000kcal). This is the first time I’ve made Millionaires Shortbread, after browsing loads of recipes and ‘how to’ blogs. Amazing!! Just had a slice and it was lovely. Love it! And I’m so glad you liked the recipe! Thank you. I still can’t cut the shortbread without the chocolate cracking in different directions… they certainly don’t look like your uniform ones! If so, how much would you suggest without it effecting the caramel, I’d really like to add some peppermint into it E.g. Thank you so much for the recipe! Literally the tastiest thing I have ever made!! Pour the dark chocolate over the caramel, spreading it out to the edges. These scrumptious squares are great to share with friends but if you do have any left over you can keep them for up to two weeks. Hi Jane, I love all your recipes and videos! Thank you so much for the recipe. Hi! x, Hi there, this might be a silly question, but will it matter if I use an 8×8 pan or will the layers be too thick? You want to use a good quality pan if you can, as some pans have a very thin base. With buttery layers of crumbly shortbread, sticky caramel made with our creamy Carnation Condensed Milk and rich dark and white chocolate, these little squares really hit the jackpot! xx, Hi Jane I’m wanting to try your millionaires shortbread but Ive limited time.could it be left in fridge longer than stated time before I add the chocolate please or would that make the caramel too hard?want to start it before work xx. You also want to use a flat bottomed spatula, like these ones. x. Spread the caramel on the shortbread base and cool. I also watched the YouTube video a couple of times beforehand! You just want to mix the sugar and butter together till creamy, and then add the flour and combined till a dough is formed. lots of love x, I would actually say this is too firm – I would advise using my caramel sauce recipe!! Finally, make the chocolate layer. Sprinkle chopped nuts, dried cranberries, or raisins on the crust before pouring in the caramel ❤️ Delicious c, my youtube video on how to make Millionaires Shortbread, Watch my youtube video to see the caramel go from the beginning to the end. You do. So glad you liked it! I do have an electric hop it wither that or the pan I use. ❤️ Biscui, I have White Chocolate and Raspberry Loaf Cake cra, Black Forest Drip Cake! I have obviously made quite a few millionaires shortbread recipes already, but I thought I would cover it really down to every last detail. Needless to say it goes down very, very well. and is the caster/golden syrup/butter correct or is that a substitute? Great recipe and big hit with the family. Hi Jane, Hi Jane, a friend recommended your recipes and I love every single one I’ve tried so much! x, This recipe was amazing!! Make the shortbread base. Thanks xxx, Have a watch of my YouTube video as I show exactly how the caramel should look xx, That’s how I did it last time and it was really really hard. Ahh yay!! They were amazing! The chocolate part is quite straight forward – you just want to melt it, and cover the top, and let it set as well. The video was fab to watch and easy to follow what to do. This was fantastic! Stir 1 teaspoon of the vegetable oil into each bowl of melted chocolate. Delicious, I have made this twice and omg they went down a treat to my whole family and they love them thank u so much. The ultimate and best caramel shortbread Millionaire bars, hands down. First time I’ve ever made millionaires shortbread but won’t be the last…my 12 year old son had asked for more already!! I use a gas hob because I much much prefer it for making caramel. I have done this recipe a few times and it has turned out perfectly! Simply put in an airtight container and pop it in the fridge. Thanks! Do you reckon I overheated the caramel? As I have made millionaires type caramel oh so many times now, I’ve had the practice of exactly when I need to take it off, what temp to use, etc. Deselect All. When it’s starting to golden, and it’s been in for at least 20-25 minutes, you’ll know it’s baked through! What we actually need to use in the US is super-fine sugar. Hii, what condensed milk do you use? I use the right spatula and not a wooden one. Rub in butter with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine bread … Could it be because i’ve got a deeper square tin? And tahini in caramel is amazing! I don’t make this caramel to a particular temperature, sorry! Try and melt the chocolate in a different method and see if that helps! Again, easy to follow and straightforward. x. I could live on millionaire bars, I think. That’s not a criticism, as I’m really enjoying reading through your recipes and deciding what to make. Came out perfectly! I use a medium level of heat, and a larger pan so its easier to stir. Was nervous about over cooking the caramel, but it set nicely so thanks for the guidance Going to try one of the variation recipes next. For w couple or hours. If you caramel is rock solid when you remove it from the fridge, you have slightly over done it. Cook for around a minute or until the filling has thickened. Stir all Caramel ingredients together except vanilla in heavy-bottomed saucepan. Ahh that’s amazing!! If so, how would you recommend storing it? Xx. Lockdown in the UK at the moment does make getting certain ingredients very hard, but it makes it a real challenge to rummage through, choose one of your recipes, and emerge triumphant! I have coconut flour and wondered whether this would be ok to use? Tried other recipes, but then came across yours on a tin of condensed milk! x. Tinned caramel doesn’t set, so it won’t work the same! definitely going to make these at some point, just a quick question – would this caramel filling work in a banoffee pie? Cook over medium … Hiya! My millionaires shortbread is lush and my friends are also loving their doorstep lock down treats! I can’t fathom having a whole tray to myself (as much as I do l am addicted) so want to save some for when we go see my family next weekend! – you need to make it yourself as listed with normal condensed milk! Okay so this can happen if there’s a bit of moisture between the layers – or it actually means that the caramel is borderline about to split so there can be a thin layer of ‘fat’ on top meaning it won’t stick well! Authentic Millionaire’s Shortbread (aka Caramel Shortcake) slightly adapted recipe by Melanie Andrews printable recipes below. Millionaire’s shortbread. My caramel mixture split but luckily I had read some of the comments and I removed it from the heat, beat it like crazy and a couple of minutes later it was perfect. Hi, does it have to be ‘unsalted butter’ for both the shortbread and caramel? Thanks. It’s not the same, and it doesn’t work. x, Made this and it tastes amazing! I used evaporated milk and added 8 tbsp of sugar instead of 3. I’m just trying this recipe and I feel i’m already failing at the shortbread :(. You can’t really skip the steps, as it really is a caramel. I get that not everyone has gas though – some have electric, some have induction – but on my gas hob, I usually use between level 7 and 6 of strength on a medium-size ring, on my 9 level hob. I’m so glad the recipe and video helped!! I love all your recipes and this one looks amazing and so simple! The grandchildren LOVED it, and are already asking me to make it again! For an indulgent treat I sometimes use Lotus Biscoff for the base and it means a little goes a long way. Hey! Perfect size when cut into 16 as stated in your recipe! 15 whole chocolate graham crackers 2 cups chopped semisweet chocolate 1/4 cup coconut oil 1 cup candy-coated chocolate … It features a melt-in-your-mouth coconutty shortbread cookie crust, a layer of sticky caramel … Coconut cooking spray, for the foil. All milk, all dark, all white.. or all three! Get our recipe for Traditional Scottish Shortbread (click link for recipe). X, Sooo good and I was surprised I managed to make the caramel in the perfect fudgyness as well. Flip your device to use the baking wizard. I made the millionaire shortbread today and they are delishhhh just wondering are they suitable for freezing? I make this every now and again for my colleagues at work when it’s been a rough few days. I’m Jane, a food writer, photographer and blogger. Find my other Traybake Recipes on my Recipes Page! BE CAREFUL as the mixture is VERY hot and can burn you if it splashes back! Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. What chocolate would you recommend? Thank you!! Loved this recipe! I usually do this in the fridge because it’s quicker. Is condensed milk the same as sweetened condensed milk? And I generally defrost at room temp x. I make these all the time and today a friend would like a batch but I’ve run out of butter, don’t want to go shopping just for butter. Thank you so much for sharing and your videos too . I don’t have the exact same pan sizes Either, so I make roughly a three quarter size one and then a small one (just for me!) Fab recipe! X, Hi I’m wondering if you’ve ever tried to freeze these? So glad you enjoyed the recipe! However after a few minutes, the caramel split. Very easy to follow recipe with superb results! Tried it low and slow and then fast and hot, same thing happened twice. Mea culpa!,,, Hi, I can’t find any condensed milk anywhere- any ideas for how much sugar to add to evaporated milk- might that work? Help! Thank you Jane If you're in a hurry, you can also put the tin in the freezer to chill and set each layer. So an 8×8″ square is about 4/5 of the size – so it will definitely make it a chunk deeper, but it should be fine as long as your tin is quite deep! But I’d like to get ahead, especially with four weeks of enforced isolation. Made this for our McMillan cake baked at work, Great recipe - the caramel took 10 mins to thicken and was exactly the right consistency . As was this Millionaire Shortbread , however the caramel even though it had been in the fridge for an hour and a half was quite soft , and when I cut the chocolate it cracked and was sliding … and was so pleased they came out so well because the home made fudge I had attempted had gone completely wrong. I think the BBC /Nigella /Jamie Oliver versions all have the same components with very similar ingredients. Thank you for your detailed recipe, I just have a question what type of chocolate is best to use for this recipe ? His usual response to most things he eats is “okay” or “nice”, but he devoured this and said it was absolutely lovely. but by keeping the temperature a bit lower, I managed it successfully without burning. Aaaand I’ve just seen that the poster immediately prior to me has had a reply on the self same subject, and I shall now jump over onto your YouTube channel! Oh so could I! Freezing the base for a while helped set it nicely, This is such a great recipe and so easy. © Jane’s Patisserie. Recipes for millionaire’s shortbread are usually pretty similar. I recommend using a 9" square tin like this one. This recipe debuted on Food Network Canada this weekend as part of a special I was in called At Home For The Holidays with Anna Olson and Friends. X, I made these last night and omg they are to die for, thank you Jane for this amazing recipe, super easy to follow . This can happen due to the heat – it may be hotter than you think it is! I would recommend just having faith and seeing how it goes – there isn’t anything you can do right now as it may be absolutely fine x. I’ve made some today (I think it’s the 5th time) they are as tasty as ever. Excellent recipe and tutorial! Any ideas. Hi Jane, I’m making these but I only have evaporated milk. **If you struggle to cut your shortbread and tray bakes without the chocolate cracking on top, set it at room temperature rather than in the fridge and it’ll be softer so therefore won’t crack when you cut it. Chill for ten minutes. That sounds like it’s split ever so slightly which usually means it’s too hot. Would you reccommend making this recipe but for single leftover Gu pot size? My first try at caramel and it went so well following all your steps. Once set, remove from the tin, dip a sharp knife into hot water (this will make it much easier to cut) and then dry it briefly before using it to cut the shortbread into squares. It was perfect! I followed the recipe exactly, and think I was doing alright on my first ever caramel! So… once you’ve reached the end of making it, you enjoy it. Hi Jane , Made so many of your cakes ,cookies etc and they all come out good and so delicious. I failed at making the caramel the first 2 times and could not figure out what I was doing wrong. Sprinkle everything off with a … I’m afraid evaporated milk definitely won’t work just as it is as you know – but I have never personally made condensed milk from evaporated milk. Poured the chocolate over and the Carmel went soft. Chill for ten minutes. I’ve read that you can do that, but I haven’t done it myself, unfortunately – it’s probably worth a google! You can find me on: What chocolate is best? It is delicious and heavenly. Was that because I undercooked it or is it meant to be quite soft?