This rich Millionaire's Shortbread has a shortbread layer, a caramel layer and chocolate topping.
2 sticks butter, cut into small pieces, plus more for preparing pans
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for preparing pans
2/3 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 (14-ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 pound good-quality milk chocolate
Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Shortbread: Butter 2 (8-inch) square nonstick pans and coat with flour,
tapping off excess.
Place the flour, sugar and salt in a food processor and pulse once.
Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles peas.
Press the shortbread mixture into prepared pans and bake until golden
brown around the edges, about 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and let cool completely.
Caramel Layer: In a heavy-bottom saucepan over medium-low heat, combine
the condensed milk and 2 tablespoons of butter. Slowly bring the mixture to
a boil, stirring continuously. Continue stirring over the heat until mixture
becomes thick and amber in color, about 15 minutes.
Pour the caramel over the cooked shortbread and spread evenly using an
offset spatula. Cool to room temperature.
Chocolate Topping: In a glass bowl set over a saucepan of simmering
water, melt the chocolate. When chocolate has melted, pour it over the
cooled caramel layer.
Cool at room temperature for about 10 minutes, and then place in the
refrigerator to cool completely, allowing chocolate to slightly harden but
not get hard.
Cut into 2-inch squares and enjoy, or store in an airtight container, at
room temperature, or keep in the refrigerator for a yummy sweet and cool
Prep time: 15 mins | Cook time: 35 mins | Yield: 24