Phil Vickery’s millionaire’s shortbread Recipe

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  • Vegetarian


9 - 12




10 min


1 hr
(Chilling time)

Nutrition per portion

Calories 433 kCal 22%
Fat 24.3g 35%
  -  Saturates 15.4g 77%
  -  of which Sugars 43.3g 48%
Salt 0.4g 7%

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.


  • Base:
  • 200g (7oz) shortbread biscuits, crushed
  • 25g (1oz) butter, melted
  • Filling:
  • 150g (5½ oz) butter
  • 150g (5½ oz) dark brown soft sugar
  • 397g can Carnation Condensed Milk
  • Topping:
  • 200g (7oz) milk or dark chocolate, melted
  • You will also need:
  • 18cm (7in) square brownie tin, lined with baking parchment


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • When the chocolate has hardened a little, cut your Millionaire’s shortbread up into squares.

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