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[Recipe] Millionaire Shortbread

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Servings: 32 pieces

Ingredients

  • Shortbread Base:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • Caramel:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • Chocolate:
  • 1 pkg milk chocolate chips
  • Fleur de sel or coarse sea salt optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350F.
  • Cream butter and sugar together.
  • Add flour and baking powder.
  • Pat into 8x8" pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Mix all caramel ingredients together in a medium saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Once the mixture begins to bubble, lower heat immediately to low to allow caramel to continue to simmer. Simmer 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Remove from heat and stir vigorously for 3-5 minutes, allowing the caramel to thicken.
  • Pour the caramel over the shortbread base. Refrigerate for about an hour to allow the caramel to cool and set.
  • Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave in 45 second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Poor the chocolate over the caramel layer, distributing the chocolate evenly.
  • Sprinkle the top layer with fleur de sel while the chocolate is still warm, if desired.