Millionaries Shortbread Layer Bars

Millionaires Shortbread is, as you can imagine by its name, RICH!  So, what do you have against “rich”?  Personally, I’d prefer “rich” over sweet any day and believe me, there is a difference.  It’s not the sweet that makes your teeth ache, but the richness that brings satisfaction.  This recipe makes a small 9″ square pan, but because of its richness, it makes 2 dozen servings.

You’ll want to make the caramel filling first and allow it to cool a bit before adding it on top of the crust.  Line your pan with foil to make easy pull out for cutting and fast clean-up!

 

 

CARAMEL LAYER:
In a saucepan, stir together:
1 can Condensed Milk
1/4 cup Butter
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
Pinch of salt
 

Cook on low heat, stirring constantly, for about 20 minutes until thick.

 
Remove from heat and stir in:
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Leave on the counter to cool.

     

SHORTBREAD LAYER:
Mix together in mixing bowl:
2-1/4 cups AP Flour
1/2 cup Confectioner’s Sugar
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 cup Butter, cut into small pieces

Firmly press the dough into the bottom of the pan and bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes until lightly browned and done.

  

Pour the Caramel over the warm crust and spread.  Cool completely.

CHOCOLATE LAYER:
In a bowl combine:
1 cup Chocolate Chips
2 Tabl. Butter

Melt in a microwave on low heat.

Remove from microwave and add:
2 Tabl. Corn syrup
 
  

Stir until smooth.  Pour over cooled caramel layer and spread to cover the top.  Sprinkle top lightly with Sea Salt (optional).  Allow the bars to set up completely before cutting.

  

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Posted on September 21, 2011, in Cookies and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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