Millionaire Bars

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These millionaire bars have a perfectly crumbly crust, an ooey gooey caramel middle, and a thin layer of delicious semi-sweet chocolate on top. They definitely earn their name!

Bar desserts are convenient for parties and gatherings, because you make them in a single pan, but they make several servings. We love these millionaire bars as much as our sugar cookie bars and magic bars!

Millionaire bars stacked with bite taken out

Homemade twix bars? Yes, please!

As you know, our family is a sucker for trying out new, delicious, treats. When we saw these millionaire bars (aka Twix Bars) for the first time, we knew we had to try them. I mean, anything that has that has THAT MUCH caramel in it, has to be awesome, right? Right!

These Millionaire Bars were simple to put together and oh-so yummy to eat! They tasted just like a TWIX BAR with a crumbly shortbread bottom, an ooey gooey middle, and a perfectly thin layer of chocolate on top.

Homemade bar forms of Twix candy? Oh yeah! I think it’s safe to say they are definitely our current favorite dessert. Try them out and let us know if you think they hold up to their title.

Shortbread in pan for homemade twix bars

The three delicious layers

This treat is well worth the wait. Make sure you give yourself ample time to complete all the steps so each layer can set properly. The combination of the flavors in all three layers is so irresistible!

SHORTBREAD CRUST. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add in your flour mixture until just incorporated.

Spread into an 8 x 8″ baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake at 325°F for 15-18 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.

CARAMEL FILLING. Combine butter, sugar, corn syrup and condensed milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally, until smooth and the butter is melted.

Bring to boil, then reduce heat to low, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens a bit and turns amber color.

Spread over the shortbread layer and let cool completely. Once cooled, let set in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.

CHOCOLATE GLAZE. For the chocolate glaze, heat butter and corn syrup in a small saucepan until melted. Remove from heat, add chocolate (make sure it’s high quality chocolate), and stir until melted.

Immediately pour over the condensed milk layer. Cool completely and chill for a few hours before cutting into squares.

Want a marbled effect? spread chocolate as directed. The add 6-8 dollops of white chocolate. Use a spoon to swirl the white chocolate with the dark.

How to make Millionaire Bars process pics

Just in case you have leftovers

Which we doubt. 😉

I can promise you these bars won’t last long at all, but if by some miracle you have leftovers, this is how to keep them fresh.

  • Countertop:  store covered for 3-5 days.
  • Fridge: store covered for up to 2 weeks. If they have not been pre cut let the bars warm up a little at room temperature before slicing otherwise the top layer of chocolate may crack.  
  • Freezer:  Once completely set and cooled. Wrap with plastic and again with aluminum foil. Label and freeze for up to 3 months.  Thaw and serve.

I could seriously eat a whole pan full of these on my own!

Homemade Twix Bars recipe stacked on cookie stand.

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Millionaire Bars Recipe

5 from 5 votes

These millionaire bars have a perfectly crumbly crust, an ooey gooey caramel middle, and a thin layer of delicious semi-sweet chocolate on top. They definitely earn their name!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Chill 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 554 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

Base

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar

Caramel

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cut into pieces
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk

Topping

  • 3.5 oz milk chocolate finely chopped, or semisweet chocolate
  • 1/2 tsp light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter cut into pieces

Instructions

  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy. Add in your flour mixture until just incorporated. Spread into an 8 x 8" baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake at 325 for 15-18 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

  2. For the filling, combine butter, sugar, corn syrup and condensed milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally, until smooth and the butter is melted. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to low, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens a bit and turns amber color. Spread over the shortbread layer and let cool completely. Once cooled, let set in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
  3. For the chocolate glaze, heat butter and corn syrup in a small saucepan until melted. Remove from heat, add chocolate and stir until melted. Immediately pour over the condensed milk layer. Cool completely and chill for a few hours before cutting into squares.

Adapted from Collecting Memories

Author

Kellyn Carpenter

Kellyn is a mom of 4 and loves to try and test out new recipes. She loves to find the best dinner and dessert recipes around and share them with those in the blogosphere.

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