Millionaire shortbread bar

Prep 30 min
Total 3 hours
Makes 32

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Ingredients

3 cups
all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp
1 1/2 cups
unsalted butter, at room temperature

CARAMEL LAYER

1/2 cup
35% cream

CHOCOLATE LAYER

1 cup
semi-sweet chocolate chip

Instructions

  • PREHEAT oven to 350F. Spray 2 8 × 8-in. metal baking pans with oil and line each with overhanging parchment.
  • STIR flour with salt in a medium bowl.
  • BEAT butter with sugar in a large bowl, using a wooden spoon, until smooth, 1 min. Gradually stir in half of flour mixture, until just combined. Add remaining flour mixture, kneading with your hands, until dough forms a ball.
  • DIVIDE dough in half. Press a portion of dough evenly into each prepared pan. Using a fork, prick dough all over.
  • BAKE in centre of oven until golden, 28 to 30 min. Cool completely on a rack, about 1 hour.
  • FOR CARAMEL: Melt Skor toffee bits with cream in a small saucepan over medium-high, stirring frequently, until smooth. Pour over cooled shortbread crust. Refrigerate until caramel is set, about 30 min.
  • FOR CHOCOLATE: Microwave chocolate in a small bowl on medium, stirring halfway through, until almost melted, 2 to 3 min. Stir until completely melted. Pour over caramel layer. Chill until firm, about 1 hour. Remove Millionaires from pans to a cutting board, then cut each into 16 bars.
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Issue: December 2014

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Photo credit: Millionaire shortbread bar. (Photo, Sian Richards.)

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