Phil Vickery's millionaire's shortbread

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  • Makes: 9-12

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  • Cooking time:

    (Chilling time)
  • Costs: Mid-price

  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Child friendly
  • Make in advance

Phil Vickery's millionaire's shortbread is delicious, simple to make, and almost too good to share! Need a millionaire shortbread recipe? We've got just the thing! This delicious recipe is easy to make and is by TV chef Phil Vickery - just like the millionaire's shortbread he made on This Morning with Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield. Described by Phil Vickey as 'simple and straight to the point', Millionaire's shortbread is a favourite - combining decadent layers of shortbread with caramel and chocolate - this recipe's easy to make too! Follow along in our easy step-by-step recipe video to see how it is done.

Why not make mini Millionaires – simply place into a 20cm (8") and cut into 20 squares, perfect for a picnic or party


Millionaire's shortbread base:
  • 200g (7oz) shortbread biscuits, crushed
  • 25g (1oz) butter, melted

Millionaire's shortbread filling:

  • 150g (5½ oz) butter
  • 150g (5½ oz) dark brown soft sugar
  • 397g can Carnation Condensed Milk

For the millionaire's shortbread topping you only need:

  • 200g (7oz) milk or dark chocolate, melted

You will also need:

  • 18cm (7in) square brownie tin, lined with baking parchment


  1. Mix the crushed biscuits with the melted butter and then lightly press the mixture into the tin to make an even layer. Chill for 20 minutes.
  2. Place the butter and sugar into a non-stick pan and stir over a medium heat until the butter melts and the sugar dissolves. To make a golden caramel, add the condensed milk, stirring continuously, until the first bubbles appear on the surface. Remove from the heat as soon as it comes to the boil.
  3. Spread the caramel evenly over the crumb base and then cool and chill for about half an hour. Pour the melted chocolate over the caramel, smoothing to the edges.
  4. When the chocolate has hardened a little, cut your Millionaire's shortbread up into squares.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 433(kcal)
  • Fat 24.3g
  • Saturates 15.4g
  • Sugars 43.3g
  • Salt 0.4g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Paula Jayne Richford

I also press the shortbread base in really tight - otherwise it just crumbles when you cut into it!

Paula Jayne Richford

Probably a little late but I have only just joined. Despite Phil's repeated insistence that you must remove the caramel from the heat as soon as it starts to boil, I have found that leaving it there, on a rolling my boil, stirring continuously, for a good TEN minutes, works for me. I then remove from the heat and continue stirring for a minute or two (and you can see/feel it start to properly thicken at this point). I then pour it onto the shortbread base before it gets too thick and clumpy. It works much better!


Is there a way to make the caramel set a bit more please? although I refrigerated mine overnight once I set the choc (even when the choc cooled down) on the top it became a gooey mess, once I brought it out of the fridge :s Otherwise I really like the recipe. although I substituted the shortbread biscuits with gingernut biscuits, which went down a treat!


Thats very coolllllllllll.

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