Millionaire Shortbread bar Recipe... sounds delicious, but with Sea Salt? Salt? on Caramel and Dark Chocolate? Sounds like something you’d see on one of those food shows where they are trying to pass off something icky as actual food (you can cook Brussels Sprouts any way you want to, they will still be Brussels Sprouts).
But, I have to tell you…. it’s an AMAZING combination. The Sea Salt makes the Caramel SING!!
Sadly, Millionaire Shortbread with Sea Salt covers all of my vices….. caramel, chocolate and salt, with the addition of a handy cookie delivery system.
My mouth is delighted… my tummy is delighted…. and the people who sell me larger Levis are delighted….
Seriously, this is sort of a special occasion cookie, you know, like Christmas, Thanksgiving, Birthdays and Thursdays (maybe Tuesdays too…). It is a little more labor intensive than your average Chocolate Chip Cookie… but I promise you…. it’s worth every morsel. .
I used Dove Chocolates for the Dark Chocolate Ganache layer… I tested with Chocolate Chips, and it was fine… I used Dove Chocolate, and it was AMAZING. If you don’t have Dove… find another good chocolate brand.
Don’t use Table Salt… you have to use Sea Salt. You can buy fancy Sea Salts from the gourmet stores… or you can get the sea salt grinder at your local grocery store.
Bake up a batch…invite some friends over to share… or give some away as a Holiday Food Gift From Your Kitchen.
(Or just pop the top button on your jeans… and enjoy the pan yourself.)
I’ve detailed the recipe with photos below…
Millionaire Shortbread Bar Recipe (with Sea Salt)
Dove Dark Chocolate Makes the Best Ganache
You CAN use regular chocolate chips… in a pinch… but if you are making the effort to create these fabulous multi-step cookies, why not get the best ingredients available? I love the Dove Dark chocolate. (Hint- stock up the day AFTER a holiday when they dgo on sale
Step By Step Directions for Millionaire Shortbread Bar Recipe
Press the Foil into the Pan
Smooth on the bottom… wrap the excess over the ends
Process the Dough Until it Looks Like Wet Sand
Don’t keep going until it mushes together
Press the Dough into the Prepared Pan
Push it into the corners too….
Bake 18 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit
Will be just browning at the edges
Stir the Caramel Ingredients over medium heat for 5 minutes
I clean the sides of the bowl with a brush dipped in ice water..
Pour the Caramel Over the Shortbread
Spread it Out
Let the Caramel Layer Set
This Could Take 30 Minutes…. hang in there…
Pour On the Melted ganache
Spread it Smooth
Sprinkle With Sea Salt
About This Much
Remove the Set Shortbread from the Pan
Pull Away the Foil from the Sides
Slice into Pieces
Any Size You Want