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Millionaire Shortbread Bars

Millionaire Shortbread Bars

Millionaire Shortbread Bars boast tender layers of shortbread, topped with soft caramel and melted dark chocolate.


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50 min
Prep Time
03 hrs 10 min
Total Time
48
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Ingredients

Crust

1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

Caramel

1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

1 teaspoon flaky sea salt

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch baking pan with foil, extending foil over edges; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 1 cup butter and sugar in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt; mix to combine (mixture will be crumbly). Press into bottom of prepared pan. Bake 20-25 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Remove from oven; let cool while making caramel.

  3. STEP 3

    Stir all Caramel ingredients together except vanilla in heavy-bottomed saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, 20-25 minutes or until candy thermometer reaches 236-239°F. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. (Caramel may be speckled with brown bits.) Pour caramel over baked crust and spread evenly (mixture will be very hot). Let cool 1 1/2 hours.

  4. STEP 4

    Microwave chocolate at 50% power in 30-second intervals until melted and smooth. Spread over cooled caramel; sprinkle with sea salt. Refrigerate 20 minutes or until chocolate is just set. Let bars sit at room temperature 20 minutes before cutting.

  5. STEP 5

    To cut into sticks, remove from pan using foil overhang. Cut bars in half into 2 (9x6 1/2-inch) rectangles. Cut each rectangle into thirds to make 6 (1/2x3-inch) rectangles. Cut each of these rectangles into 8 (3x3/4-inch) sticks.  

Tip #1

Let the bars rest at room temeprature a bit before cutting into sticks. If the chocolate is too cold, it will crack when cut.

Nutrition (1 bar)

170 Calories
9 Fat (g)
20 Cholesterol (mg)
160 Sodium (mg)
20 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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