the perfect sweet treat! cook these millionaire bars when you need a delicious dessert!
2sticks of cold buttercut into small chunks
2cupsall purpose flourI used King Arthur Flour
214 ounce cans sweetened condensed milk
9ouncesgood quality dark chocolatechopped (You can use milk chocolate if you prefer)
1 1/2tablespoonssea salt flakesI used Maldon Sea Salt
Preheat the oven to 350
In the bowl of a food processor, pulse the butter, flour, sugar and salt until course crumbs form about the size of a pea. Pour the mixture into a 13 x 9 inch baking dish lined with parchment (being sure the parchment hangs over the sides of the dish.) Press the mixture down using your fingers until you have a firm, even layer.
Bake the shortbread in the oven for approximately 25-30 minutes or until the edges begin to turn golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature.
In a heavy bottomed saucepan, slowly bring the condensed milk, butter and salt to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir constantly until the mixture is thick and amber in color, approximately 15 minutes. Pour the mixture over the shortbread and spread evenly with a spatula. Allow to cool completely.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate by heating at 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir and heat again for 15 minute intervals stirring each time until the chocolate is completely melted. Pour the melted chocolate over the caramel layer and sprinkle with sea salt flakes. Allow to cool completely so the chocolate can harden.
Cut the shortbread into approximately 2 inch squares and store in an airtight container.