Millionaire Bars Recipe

Cut each quart piece into 6 bars making total of 24 bars

The Millionaire Bar recipe inspiration came from The Great British Baking Show competition. This was challenging, putting together a wonderful combination of three layers to taste like a million. It takes a little time but well worth the extra effort to achieve a great tasting shortbread crust. Then comes a rich caramel filling. Finally topped with creamy dark chocolate, and cutting precisely into bars.

Shortbread Crust

Shortbread Crust Base:

Millionaire Bars need’s a perfect foundation, that’s why using a shortbread base make the right choice. The challenge is finding right shortbread formula that doesn’t crumble. Butter and flour are two key ingredients, sugar for sweetness and little salt. But by adding egg yolk to dough help hold crust together better. Another step is to press crust down with flat part of a off set turner. This compresses crust a little more which helps keeping crust from crumbling.

What’s the difference between Millionaire Bar and Twix Bar?

Millionaire Bar is based on layered British Classic Tray Bake. The Millionaire Bar has a shortbread crust, with a caramel filling, topped with dark chocolate. The Millionaire Bar is typically then cut into bar shapes.

The Twix bar is a narrow candy bar that is made similar to Millionaire Bar. But the Twix Bar are totally enrobed in milk chocolate. Twix bar has good crutch candy bar from shortbread layer. Twix bar very popular with British and has gained some popularity in USA.

Both Twix and Millionaire Bar are almost the same, but the Twix Bar is completely enrobed with milk chocolate smaller in size. Where the Millionaire Bar has Dark Chocolate on top of bar, the shortbread crust is thicker along with thick caramel filling. The Millionaire Bars are far easier to make and cut into bars. Where Twix bars have to cut shortbread into thin bar shape then pipe caramel filling, then dipped into chocolate. Dipping Twix Bar process is hard to do takes longer to making it a lot more messy.

Making Millionaire Bars:

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Millionaire Bars is a classic British Tray Bake recipe. This tray bake starting with rich shortbread crust, with caramel filling, topped with dark chocolate and white chocolate feathering.
Servings Prep Time
24 pieces 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 4 hours
Servings Prep Time
24 pieces 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 4 hours
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Millionaire Bars is a classic British Tray Bake recipe. This tray bake starting with rich shortbread crust, with caramel filling, topped with dark chocolate and white chocolate feathering.
Servings Prep Time
24 pieces 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 4 hours
Servings Prep Time
24 pieces 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 4 hours
Ingredients
Shortbread Crust:
Caramel Filling
Chocolat toppings:
Servings: pieces
Units:
Instructions
Shortbread Crust:
  1. Prep 9 inch by 13 inch baking pan, first spray with vegetable spray then cut two sheets of foil to fit sides of 9 by 13 inch pan. One sheet 9 inches wide and 14 inch long, the second foil sheet is 13 inches wide and 18 inches long. These sheets should go across the pan in each direction with some over hang. Then spray the foil lined pan with baking spray.
  2. Add flour, salt and sugar to food processor bowl fitted with knife attachment. Pulse a few times to mix up the ingredients.
  3. Next add the butter and egg yolks, to flour mixture in food processor bowl. Run the processor until all ingredients combined forming moist crumble mixture. Stop and remove knife blade carefully.
  4. Place the moist shortcrust crumble mixture evenly over the bottom of the foil lined baking ban. Then press shortcrust dough evenly over bottom of the baking pan. Using a flat bottom straight sided measure cup to help smooth out crust.
  5. Using a fork dock bottom of crust to prevent bubbling up when baking. Bake in 350°F oven for 15 to 20 minutes until light brown and crisp crust formed.
  6. Remove from oven and press with flat side bench scraper the crust. This compresses the crust so cut better. Then cool completely on a wire rack.
Caramel Filling:
  1. Place in heavy duty 4+ quart sauce pan the sweetened condensed milk, corn syrup, heavy cream, butter and salt. Bring the mixture to boil stirring constantly with spatula. Continue cooking caramel mixture until it reaches 239°F.
  2. Remove from heat immediately, and stirring in the vanilla.
  3. Pour the hot caramel filling on top of the shortbread cooled crust, spreading caramel evenly. Allow the caramel filling to cool completely on wire rack. This could take one or more hours.
Chocolate Topping:
  1. Heat the heavy cream in heavy pot to almost boiling, remove from heat and add the dark chocolate to the cream. Cover chocolate and let rest for 5 minutes. Uncover and stir chocolate ganache until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour the melted tempered chocolate ganache over top of cool caramel filling and spread evenly and as smooth surface as possible.
  3. Melt the White chocolate in the microwave at 50% power in short 30 minute blasts until melted. Remove from microwave. Add a small amount of white chocolate to seed melted chocolate and stir until all chocolate is melted. If the white chocolate melted is too thick thin out with coconut oil.
  4. Pour the white chocolate into a paper or plastic pipping bag. Cut a very small hole in pastry bag to be able to drizzle a straight lines over the dark chocolate.
  5. With a toothpick draw line through white chocolate to make zig zag pattern into chocolate. Allow the chocolate to set up almost firm 15 to 20 minutes depending on room temperature.
Cutting and Storing Bars:
  1. Remove the cooled almost set chocolate topped Millionaire Bars from the pan by lifting up on foil liners.
  2. Using sharp long knife cut the bars in half on 13 inch direction giving you 6 1/2 inch wide pieces by 9 inches. Then cut the 9 inch wide side in half giving you 4 1/2 by 6 1/2 inch pieces.
  3. Next cut along 4 1/2 inch length long bars into 6 slices giving 4 1/2 inches by almost 1 inch bars. this could yield 24 bars depending on how wide cut pieces.
  4. Cut Millionaire Bar
  5. Store in tight fitting container for 5 to 7 days. Refrigerate bars in warm weather to prevent from becoming too soft.
  6. Platter of Millionaire Bars
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