Indulgent Millionaire's Shortbread Recipe

I feel like I haven't written up a recipe for ages, and given that I've been baking non-stop recently, thought I'd share my tried and tested Millionaire's Shortbread recipe with you all. You might recognise the tasty treat from my Instagram, so here's all you need to know if you want to make them for yourself. These are very indulgent, so perfect if you have a sweet tooth. I find they're best cut into smaller bite-size chunks so they don't get too sickly- plus it means there's more to share around!


(Shortbread)                               (Caramel)                                             (Topping)

125g plain flour                           50g margarine / baking spread               50g plain chocolate
40g caster sugar                          50g dark muscavado sugar                    50g milk chocolate
90g baking spread                       397g condensed milk (1 can) 

1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC, then grease and line a heat-proof dish with baking paper.

2. Combine the flour and sugar in a bowl, then add the softened butter. Rub the butter in until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.

3. Quickly knead the mixture before pressing the dough into the dish. Prick the shortbread dough lightly and bake for between 15 and 20 minutes, or until it has a golden brown colour, then leave to cool.

4. Once the shortbread has cooled, make the caramel by combining the butter, sugar and condensed milk in a pan. On a medium heat, keep stirring until the sugar has totally dissolved. Gently bring to the boil before simmering, allowing the caramel to thicken.

5. Once thick, pour the caramel over the biscuit base and leave to cool- this may take a while, so half-way through I normally speed up the process by putting it in the fridge.

6. When the caramel is cool, break the chocolate into pieces and melt in a heat-proof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Pour the chocolate over the other 2 layers, and leave to cool for about half an hour.

7. Cut the bake into squares of your choice- I went for small chunks which made around 25, but go with whatever you prefer.

I hope you enjoy this bake- do let me know if you try it out!


  1. Yum! These looks so so good - millionaires shortbread is one of my favourite things ever :) x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

  2. This looks soooo yummy these are one of my favourites! xx

  3. looks so yummy

    check me out


  4. This looks heavenly. I remember trying to make this as a child and my shortbread went horribly wrong. I must try this out!!!!! Thanks for sharing this x

    1. Thank you! This is pretty foolproof haha 😜 xx

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    1. No problem, let me know if you make them! x

  6. Oh my gosh yummy these look absolutely amazing and something I wanna make at home for me and my bf, thanks for the recipe but not for the midnight hunger haha xxx


    1. Sorry! Let me know if you try the recipe out hun xxx

  7. These look so good! Definitely saving this recipe. :) I love baking as well, but I've never actually tried making millionaire shortbread. Will give this a go and let you know. :)

    x Sneha |

    1. They're surprisingly easy to make, and so yummy too! x


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