Caramel Shortbread Squares


Make caramel shortbread (aka millionaire's shortbread) with this easy recipe. With a buttery shortbread crust, a firm caramel center, and a dreamy milk chocolate topping, these squares are so rich you'll want to cut them small!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
81 squares



  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • cup unsalted butter, softened

  • ¼ cup white sugar


  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar

  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk

  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup

Chocolate Topping:

  • 1 ¼ cups milk chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 C).

  2. Make the shortbread: Mix flour, softened butter, and sugar together in a medium bowl until well blended and crumbly. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until dry and light golden brown, about 20 minutes.

  4. Make the caramel: Bring butter, brown sugar, condensed milk, and corn syrup to a boil in a saucepan over medium heat. Boil for 5 minutes, then remove from the heat and beat vigorously with a wooden spoon for about 3 minutes. Pour over baked crust (crust can be either warm or cool). Let sit at room temperature until caramel begins to firm up, 2 to 3 hours.

  5. Microwave chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl on high for 1 minute, then stir and continue to heat and stir in 20-second intervals until chocolate is melted and smooth.

  6. Pour chocolate over caramel layer and spread evenly to cover completely. Chill in the refrigerator until chocolate is set, about 30 minutes. Cut into 1-inch squares.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

59 Calories
4g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 81
Calories 59
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 22mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 19mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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