A stack of no bake millionaire's shortbread bars

No-Bake Millionaire's Shortbread Bars Recipe

These bars are easy to make, require no baking and are full of caramel and chocolate! SO delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 381kcal
Author Nora Rusev



For the Base

  • 10.5 ounces shortbread cookies processed to crumbs
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter

For the Caramel Layer

  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 12 ounces condensed milk make sure to use the sweetened stuff

For the Chocolate Layer

  • 7 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter


To Make the Base

  • Grease a 8x8 square baking pan well. Add the cookie crumbs to a bowl. Melt the butter and stir it into the crumbles until everything is wet. Press the shortbread mixture into the pan in an even layer. Refrigerate until firm.

To Make the Caramel Layer

  • Add all caramel ingredients to a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until thickened while stirring often. Pour over the hardened shortbread base and refrigerate again until cold (else the chocolate will mix with the caramel).

To Make the Chocolate Layer

  • Melt the chocolate together with 1 tablespoon butter. Pour over the caramel layer and refrigerate until hardened. Cut into bars.


Some commenters have noted that the caramel never thickened for them. This is most likely due to brand differences OR to using evaporated milk instead of condensed milk. As a little troubleshooting if your caramel won't thicken, put it back on high heat (be careful not to burn it!) and let it get bubbly until you notice it starts thickening. Then you can turn the heat back down.


Calories: 381kcal