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Millionaire Bars Recipe

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.
Nutrition Facts
Millionaire Bars Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 554 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 82mg27%
Sodium 130mg6%
Potassium 266mg8%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Sugar 50g56%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 905IU18%
Vitamin C 1.2mg1%
Calcium 162mg16%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.