April 3, 2017
Easter Chocolate Millionaires Shortbread!
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Buttery Chocolate Shortbread, Homemade Caramel, Milk Chocolate, and Easter Treats make the most delicious Easter Chocolate Millionaires Shortbread!
So as its Easter season, I thought I would treat you to something I was craving and wanting for so long. A CHOCOLATE Millionaires Shortbread. This doesn’t just mean the Chocolate on top, this means the Shortbread is chocolate flavoured as well! Oh hellloooooo!
Honestly, I knew I wanted to do an Easter themed Millionaires Shortbread as you all love my Salted Caramel Millionaires Shortbread and my other shortbreads so much!
I didn’t just want to do something and add some Easter treats on however as it would have been too similar to my other recipes, so I thought I would make it next level, and add even more Chocolate. Chocolate Shortbread was the only way to go and oh my days it was DELICIOUS.
I have used some cute little Micro Mini Eggs from the Easter isle in Tesco, some Mini Eggs, some Golden eggs etc when baking this, as you can basically use whatever to put on top! I realise not all easter treats are everyone else’s favourites, which is why I love it when you can do whatever you want
I wanted to stick to my usual caramel, but took the salt out as I wanted this one to be quite sweet! I went for Milk Chocolate to top this one as its all I actually had, but Dark or White would work perfectly well as well! Depends on your mood and flavour choices!
My Mini Egg Cookie Bars, Easter Brownies and Easter Rocky Road have always been popular since I posted them, even if they were only recent. I knew however that some of you still would want another traybake, so this delicious treat was born.
Honestly, I love it so much. My taste testers concurred! Having a crumbly chocolate shortbread, a sweet homemade and chewy/soft caramel on top, sweet milk chocolate and some easter treats is lovely. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! Enjoy! x
Easter Chocolate Millionaires Shortbread!
- 225 g Unsalted Butter
- 100 g Caster Sugar
- 265 g Plain Flour
- 50 g Cocoa Powder
- 200 g Unsalted Butter
- 3 tbsp Caster Sugar
- 4 tbsp Golden Syrup
- 397 g Condensed Milk
- 200 g Milk Chocolate
- 200 g Mini Eggs/Galaxy Eggs/Etc (chopped)
- Preheat your oven to 180C/160C Fan, and line a 9x9inch Deep Square Tin with Parchment Paper.
- Cream together the sugar and butter in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment until smooth – mix in the flour and cocoa powder until a dough is formed.
- Firmly press the mixture into the bottom of tin and bake in the oven for 25 minutes until dry looking on top!
- Once baked, remove from the oven and leave to the side. In a large saucepan pour the condensed milk, butter, sugar, and golden syrup and melt on a medium heat till the sugar has dissolved – stir frequently to stop anything from catching.
- Once the sugar has dissolved, turn the heat up high and let the mixture come to boiling point and boil for 5-7 minutes stiring constantly so that the mixture doesn’t catch.
- BE CAREFUL as the mixture is VERY hot and can burn you if it splashes back! The mixture will be ready when it has changed to a slightly darker golden colour, and has thickened to a soft fudge texture!
- Pour the caramel onto the shortbread base and leave to set either in the fridge to be quicker, or on the side to be softer.
- Once chilled/set, melt the chocolate and pour over the caramel – Sprinkle on some chopped up Easter decoration such as Mini Eggs.
- Chill the Shortbread back in the fridge for another 1-2 hours until the Chocolate has gone hard**!
- Chop your Shortbread into the separate pieces and enjoy!
- This will keep in an airtight container for at least 1 week – if they last that long!
- If you caramel is rock solid when you remove it from the fridge, you have slightly over done it. Not to worry though, when you pour the chocolate on, leave it to set at room temperature rather than in the fridge and it should soften the caramel slightly.
- **If you struggle to cut your shortbread and tray bakes without the chocolate cracking on top, set it at room temperature rather than in the fridge and it’ll be softer so therefore won’t crack when you cut it!
- You can of course just use regular shortbread on the bottom rather than Chocolate flavoured – remove the cocoa powder and add 25g more plain flour!
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Hi, could u tell me what pan u use for the caramel, mine never thickens enough, but catches sometimes.
I use never stick 2 eaziglide – but its worth watching my millionaires shortbread video on YouTube as that may help you x
Nice one, I will use 10” x 10” tin next time as shortbread and caramel too thick. But then 1.5 x chocolate top so 350g. Will be easier to cut too I think! Love it!
Hi Jane, this looks amazing! Just wondering if I could use SR flour as that’s what I’ve got in or should I go and get some plain?
Would definitely recommend plain x
This looks amazing any idea how many calories per slice it would be?
Hey I worked it out on my fitness pal and I think it’s around 365 cals per slice x
Hi Jane I have made your millionaires shortbread 3 times lovely as it was my caramel won’t set followed recipe to the letter
Watch my YouTube video for millionaires shortbread as that will help you! x
Hi Jane Made these today but with a flake topping amazing. Thank you
Thanks for this recipe, it was the highlight of my Easter! Such a good twist on a traditional millionaire’s shortbread.
Love all you recipes.
Hi Jane did you use a sugar thermometer when making the caramel? Or just go by colour and texture?
For this sort of caramel you don’t use a thermometer – I don’t in any of my millionaires recipes.
Loved this so much I’ve featured in my blog posting tonight at 7pm GMT https://henryfredandfelicity.co.uk/5-easy-easter-recipes
These look absolutely adorable!
Thank you, Chloe! x
Hi Jane. love this recipe, just a quick question. Could you use Stork margarine in this instead of butter? thnx
Is this for the shortbread? You can but it might be a little softer is all ?
thnx Jane. i hope ill be making this soon!!! 🙂