Millionaires Shortbread

May 20, 2020Janine
millionaires shortbread

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time:

Serves: 12 Slices

Millionaires Shortbread

Oh my what a delicious slice this is! Whether you call it Millionaires Shortbread or simply Chocolate Caramel Slice, there is no doubting that it tastes ridiculously good. Combine the crunch of a shortbread base with a silky caramel middle and luscious chocolate topping and you have millionaire’s shortbread.

My first memory of a chocolate caramel slice was from our local bakery in our hometown neighbourhood. It was always nestled among the custard tarts and eclairs. I don’t think I knew anyone who wasn’t partial to somehting with caramel in it. These days I tend to shy away from anything caramel because it inevitably has loads of diary and way too much sugar for my body to cope with. But this recipe is pretty amazing as it has no dairy whatsoever and is 100% vegan.

And wonderfully, you can adjust the sweetness up or down to suit your preferences. It’s a win win. You could also make it Keto simply by swapping out the maple syrup for sugar free keto maple syrup (yes! it’s a thing), and using sugar free dark chocolate.

Shortbread Base

The shortbread base is really, really delicious even on it’s own. If you want to make yourself some simple cookies to have with tea or coffee, you can just make the base, add another 1/4 cup coconut oil, and set into bite size pieces for individual treats. You could also drizzle some chocolate on them for choc topped shortbread. This recipe just keeps on giving!

Enough said, let’s get cooking!!

xxx Janine










Print Recipe

  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Serves: 12 Slices


Shortbread Base

  • 3/4 cup Coconut Flour
  • 1/2 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Unflavoured or Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1/2 cup Cashew Butter
  • 1/2 cup Maple Syrup
  • Pinch Pink Himalayan Salt

Caramel Layer

  • 1 cup Coconut Oil
  • 1 cup Smooth all natural Peanut Butter, (with no added sugar)
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup

Chocolate top layer

  • 200g Vegan Dark Chocolate
  • 1/2 cup Coconut Oil


Make your slice

  • 1)

    Prepare a 10×10 baking pan by lining it with baking paper.

  • 2)

    In a large mixing bowl, combine almond flour, coconut flour, protein powder, and mix well. Add the maple syrup, cashew butter and mix until a moist crumbly texture remains. If mixture is too dry, add more cashew butter until you have the right consistency.

  • 3)

    Transfer biscuit base to the lined baking pan, press firmly and place in the freezer for 10 minutes.

  • 4)

    In a medium bowl combine peanut butter, coconut oil and maple syrup and mix until completely smooth. Pour caramel mixture over the shortbread base and place in the fridge to set.

  • 5)

    For the chocolate top layer, melt dark chocolate* in a microwave and when melted add thew coconut oil stirring until well combined.

  • 6)

    Pour over the firm slice. Place in the fridge and set.

  • 7)

    They keep perfectly in the fridge. Store in an airtight container.

Melting chocolate in a microwave

  • 1)

    Using a microwave-safe bowl that is dry and clean dry and clean, add your chocolate and begin the process.

    Stir every 20-30 seconds 

    Melting chocolate in the microwave isn’t totally without perils. As the heat from a microwave can be fairly fierce and starts from within, you must make sure that you pause cooking every 20 seconds to give it a stir – otherwise your chocolate could burn, and burnt chocolate has a terrible flavour.

    If there are one or two lumps that still have not melted, keep stirring it outside the microwave to melt the last few pieces in the residual heat of the bowl.


  • Leonne Barker

    June 20, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Just made this – I think it’s going to be delish! ? ?

    1. Janine

      June 20, 2020 at 10:17 pm

      Awesome Leonne, thanks for your comment. Looking forward to the feedback.

  • Leonne Barker

    June 20, 2020 at 9:32 am

    Just made this – I think it’s going to be delish! ? ?

  • Jasmine Prentice

    August 2, 2020 at 4:31 am

    Also about to try and make this, due to all the great things I’ve heard about it! Yum

    1. Janine

      August 14, 2020 at 4:15 am

      ooh, watch out Jasmine, prepare yourself for some serious deliciousness! ha ha

  • Kaylene

    March 16, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    Hello any suggestions what to use instead of peanut butter for those with an allergy and what is the difference between almond flour and almond meal? Thankyou

    1. Janine

      March 16, 2021 at 10:19 pm

      You can use any nut butter but it needs to be super smooth. It may not end up with the same taste, mimicking caramel, but it will still be really good! Almond flour is like almond meal but finer 🙂

    2. Janine

      August 23, 2021 at 2:05 am

      You can use almond butter instead Kaylene. And almond flour is just slightly finer than almond meal, but almond meal can be used, for sure.

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