Millionaire Bars Recipe

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Nellie Published: May 24, 2021 Modified: September 1, 2021
Millionaire Bars Recipe

How To Make Millionaire Bars

These millionaire bars truly live up to their name, given their rich combination of gooey caramel and a semi-sweet topping of chocolate.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 25 minutes


For Base:

  • 1cupflour
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ½cupunsalted butter,room temperature
  • ¼cupsugar

For Caramel:

  • ½cupunsalted butter,cut into pieces
  • ½cupsugar
  • 2tbsplight corn syrup
  • 14ozsweetened condensed milk

For Topping:

  • 3½ozmilk chocolate,or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • ½tsplight corn syrup
  • ¼cupunsalted butter,cut into pieces



    1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl and set aside. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar with a mixer until light and fluffy.

    2. Add in flour mixture until just incorporated. Spread into an 8x8-inch baking pan lined with parchment paper. Bake at 325 degrees F for 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

    3. For the filling, combine butter, sugar, corn syrup and condensed milk in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir occasionally, until smooth and the butter is melted.

    4. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to low, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens a bit and turns amber color. Spread over the shortbread layer and let cool completely. Once cooled, let set in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.

    5. For the chocolate glaze, heat butter and corn syrup in a small saucepan until melted. Remove from heat, add chocolate and stir until melted.

    6. Immediately pour over the condensed milk layer. Cool completely and chill for a few hours before cutting into squares.


    • Calories: 556.86kcal
    • Fat: 32.83g
    • Saturated Fat: 20.68g
    • Trans Fat: 1.03g
    • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.50g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.32g
    • Carbohydrates: 62.00g
    • Fiber: 0.75g
    • Sugar: 50.41g
    • Protein: 6.03g
    • Cholesterol: 85.31mg
    • Sodium: 176.84mg
    • Calcium: 194.26mg
    • Potassium: 227.47mg
    • Iron: 0.58mg
    • Vitamin A: 254.79µg
    • Vitamin C: 1.15mg
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