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 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: