The Perfect Millionaire Shortbread Recipe

The Perfect Millionaire Shortbread in just 4 Simple Steps. A household favourite!

I bake much more in the Autumn/Winter. I’m sure it’s got something to do with the colder weather and wanting to snuggle up on the sofa with a nice freshly baked cake. I find myself spending much more time indoors because of the darker evenings and just want to bake, bake, bake. I don’t hear anyone complaining though. I’m wanting to do lots of new recipes for you over the next few months so please comment with any suggestions of recipes you would like me to write. I’ll try to make each and every one of them. This Millionaire Shortbread was highly requested by my fiancé as it’s one of my specialities.

Millionaire Shortbread is one of my childhood favourites, I can always remember choosing it in the Leisure Centre Cafe as a treat after my swimming lessons. I was desperate try the Easy Bake Tray* kindly sent to me by BuySend and thought this would be the ideal opportunity as I always end up breaking the chocolate on top whilst slicing them.

Millionaire Shortbread Recipe. The Perfect Millionaire Shortbread.
Millionaire Shortbread Recipe. The Perfect Millionaire Shortbread.
Millionaire Shortbread Recipe. The Perfect Millionaire Shortbread.

Millionaire Shortbread Ingredients:

Makes 18 squares



100g caster sugar

200g butter

200g plain flour


2 x 397g cans of condensed milk

100g butter

100g light brown sugar

200g chocolate to top


Preparation – 40 minutes | Baking and Cooling 1 hour 45 minutes


1. Preheat the oven to 180c and lightly grease your baking tray.

2. To make the shortbread mix the flour and sugar together then rub in the butter with your fingertips until it resembles bread crumbs. Then knead the mixture together until it forms a soft dough, add a little more flour if the dough is still sticky. Press into the base of the baking tin and bake for 12-15 minutes until slightly golden. Leave to cool.

3. Whilst the shortbread is cooling you can prepare the caramel. Mix the butter, sugar and condensed milk in a pan and heat gently until the butter and sugar have dissolved into the milk. Bring the mixture to the boil then reduce the heat and stir continuously for a further 10 minutes until the sauce has thickened. Pour over the shortbread and leave to cool. You must ensure that the caramel is completely cool before topping with the chocolate. I leave mine to cool for around 45 minutes.

4. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of hot water then pour over the top of the caramel. Leave the chocolate to harden, I find it’s best to leave it overnight.


I’d love to see your photos if you have a go at making this Millionaire Shortbread yourself. What is your favourite thing to bake?

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  1. Jessica Streeter
    14th October 2015 / 1:07 pm

    They look amazing, I must give this a try.

    I used to love getting a cake after swimming – always defeats the object of exercising haha.


  2. 14th October 2015 / 2:17 pm

    These look amazing! I'm not able to cook but I am going to ask my OH if he'll give these a go they look yummy!! xx

    Zoe ♥ MammafulZo

  3. 13th October 2016 / 4:30 pm

    millionaire shortbread is my really naughty treat! As long as the ratio between shortbread and caramel is right as this determines the exceptionally good from the disappointing. I also have had the urge to bake and cook more due to the weather. I made cupcakes recently and will also be looking at other new and exciting recipes to try, this one may well be on my list.

  4. 14th October 2016 / 8:02 am

    Wow these look delicious. and not that difficult to make. Might try to make this over the coming weekend.

  5. May
    14th October 2016 / 12:14 pm

    That whole paragraph about baking in the cooler months because of all the aesthetics of snuggling up with a blanket ad the smell of fresh baked goods is exactly why I love baking during this time of the year too! I’ve never baked shortbread though so I’ll have to give this a try since they look so damn good! x

  6. 14th October 2016 / 5:16 pm

    I am not huge fan of baking, but these shortbread bars look so delicious and easy to make! Amazing recipe! 🙂

  7. 14th October 2016 / 6:57 pm

    Omg! These look so delicious and easy to make! Need to give a try! Maybe this weekend!

  8. 14th October 2016 / 9:59 pm

    This looks really delicious! Especially for the holidays coming.

  9. Megan Ogden
    14th October 2016 / 10:15 pm

    I too bake more in the Fall/Winter time! This recipe looks so good!