Phil Vickery's millionaire's shortbread

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  • Makes: 9-12

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    (Chilling time)
  • Costs: Mid-price

  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Child friendly
  • Make in advance

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



  • 200g (7oz) shortbread biscuits, crushed
  • 25g (1oz) butter, melted


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


  • 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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