Best Millionaire's Bars Recipe: Shortbread, Caramel & Chocolate by 30Seconds Food

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Best Millionaire's Bars Recipe: Shortbread, Caramel & Chocolate

Millionaire's bars are decadent, sweet, delicious three-layer cookie bars that are to die for. The first layer is a shortbread crust made with butter, sugar and flour. The sweet, ooey gooey caramel layer is made with sweetened condensed milk, brown sugar, heavy whipping cream, corn syrup, butter and vanilla. If that's not enough, the bars are coated with melted bittersweet chocolate and optional flakey sea salt. OMG.

It's said that this sweet layered cookie bar recipe is called millionaire's bars because it takes the humble shortbread up a few rungs on the ladder with the caramel and chocolate. Sounds about right to us!

Serve these easy millionaire's bars as a sweet (very sweet!) snack or for dessert with coffee.

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Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes plus time to cool 
Cook Time: 50 to 55 minutes
Total Time: 70 to 75 minutes plus time to cool 
Servings: 12



Caramel Layer

Chocolate Layer

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Recipe Notes

  • If you don't like bittersweet chocolate, you could use semisweet, milk or even dark chocolate.
  • Store the leftover bars in an airtight container on the counter.

Here's how to make it:

  1. To make the crust, in a bowl, combine the butter and granulated sugar. Beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Add the flour and salt. Mix to combine (it will be crumbly). Press the mixture into the bottom of a 13x9-inch baking pan that's been covered with foil or parchment paper so it extends out of the sides. Bake in a preheated 350-degree F oven for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. Remove and cool.
  2. To make the caramel, put all the ingredients into a saucepot. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, for about 20 to 25 minutes or until it reaches 236 degrees F on a candy thermometer. Remove and stir in the vanilla. Pour the caramel over the crust. Let it cool for about 1 1/2 hours. 
  3. To make the chocolate, melt it in the microwave in 30-second intervals until smooth and creamy. Spread the chocolate over the caramel layer. If using, sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Let the bars cool about 30 minutes before removing from the pan and cutting into squares. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 423

Total Fat: 26.7g

Saturated Fat 16.8g

Cholesterol: 70mg

Sodium: 19mg

Total Carbohydrate: 39.1g

Dietary Fiber: 1.1g

Total Sugars: 20.5g

Protein: 3.4g

Vitamin D: 2mcg

Calcium: 46mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 87mg

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Donna John
Just wow. I'm drooling.
Elisa Schmitz
How delicious! Love these flavors together, and the sprinkle of sea salt on top. Delicious!!
These are absolutely amazing.

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