Millionaire shortbread bars – The combination of chocolate, caramel, and shortbread is truly incredible and lives up to its name. It’s hard to find anyone who can resist a square of Millionaire’s shortbread. To enhance the flavor, I recommend using semi-sweet chocolate for a slightly bitter and richer taste. Top it off with sea salt flakes to add that extra deliciousness, especially with the salted caramel!
The best part is that these treats are super easy to make and require no fancy ingredients. They can be prepared ahead of time and will keep well for a few days or can be frozen for later enjoyment.
Pro Tips for making this recipe:
- Ensure you line your baking dish and leave an overhang for easy removal.
- Use room temperature butter for the shortbread crust; it’s essential for the texture.
- A sugar thermometer is helpful but not essential for making the caramel.
- Stir the caramel constantly while cooking to prevent burning on the bottom.
- Adjust the amount of chocolate on top according to your preference for a thinner layer.
- Chill the caramel layer before adding the chocolate to prevent mixing and ensure even layers.
- Don’t skip the sea salt, as it enhances the chocolate flavor in Millionaire’s shortbread.
- Cutting the bars is easier when they are chilled.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why didn’t my caramel set?
Make sure your caramel reaches a minimum temperature of 224F for it to set properly. If you don’t have a thermometer, look for the caramel to pull away from the edges of the pan and become thick before removing it from the heat.
Are there any variations?
To change things up, try experimenting with different types of chocolate on top. You can also create a fun pattern by swirling in some melted white chocolate.
How long do they last?
Store the squares in an airtight container at room temperature. They will stay fresh for up to 5 days.
Can I freeze them?
Yes, Millionaire’s shortbread freezes well. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or foil, freezing them individually. Thaw completely before serving.
Here’s what you’ll need:
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