Buttery Shortbread Crust, topped with Salted Caramel, finished with chocolate and sprinkle of sea salt, this Salted Millionaire’s Shortbread Recipe is the Best!
When I was growing up my aunty would make millionaire’s shortbread occasionally. I love millionaire’s shortbread. So darn good. Caramel, shortbread and chocolate? Sign me the heck up!!
It recently occurred to me adding sea salt would probably be an amazing idea. It was. I died, went to heaven and indulged on three million bars of these.
This is super easy to make, the only time consuming part is making the caramel layer. Stirring a pot of caramel over a hot stove, will make you hot. But worth it. Sooooooo worth it.
Not to mention this Salted Millionaire’s Shortbread Recipe is perfect Christmas treat for friends and family! The recipe makes lots of little bars, by all means eat them all yourself just be prepared for a sugar coma!!
5.5oz Semi Sweet Chocolate (4 oz chopped fine, 1.5 oz grated)
Sea Salt for sprinkling on top of bars
Preheat oven to 350F and line a 9X9 pan with foil so the foil overhangs.
In a large bowl mix together flour, sugar and salt. Add the melted butter and stir buttery is fully combined, the crumbs will be moist. Press dough into bottom of prepared pan. Press dough to create an even layer, then use a fork to prick the dough every inch.
Send to oven to bake for 20-25 minutes. Then let cool on a wire rack for 20 minutes.
In a large heavy bottom pan add condensed milk, brown sugar, heavy cream, corn syrup, and unsalted butter. Over medium heat stir often until mixture register to 236F to 240F degrees. This will take about 15- 20 minutes of stirring.
Once temperature is reached take off heat and add the sea salt. Then pour the caramel over the shortbread crust.
Using a double broiler or microwave melt the first 4 oz of chocolate being careful not to burn, then add the grated chocolate to the melted chocolate. Spread chocolate over the caramel layer and sprinkle with sea salt. Chill in fridge for 30 minutes, until set. Cut into bars and store in air tight container for up to 1 week.