Monday, November 30, 2009

Millionaire's Shortbread Repro

When we lived in England we were lucky enough to live near this amazing place. We used to go there every Saturday morning and my favorite treat was their Millionaire's Shortbread - rich buttery shortbread base with a layer of toffee and a thick chocolate topping.

This is the closest thing I've found to it, but it includes nuts. I'm a firm believer that adding protein makes anything a balanced meal!

The recipe says it makes 36 bars. That seemed like a staggering amount from a 13X9 pan, but this is seriously rich, so definitely cut small pieces.

Pretend not to notice how much butter is in these.

No pictures because I made it at my parents' and forgot my camera.

Chocolate Toffee Bars (I found them at Macaroni & Cheesecake, but they seem to be a well-traveled Hershey's recipe.)

Bar Ingredients
-2 cups all-purpose flour
-1 cup packed light brown sugar
-1 stick butter
-1 cup pecan pieces
-1 cup chocolate chips

Topping Ingredients
-2/3 cup butter
-1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

-Pre-heat oven to 350
-Combine flour and brown sugar, then rub in butter until it forms crumbs
-Line a 9x13 baking pan with foil and spray foil with cooking spray
-Press mixture onto bottom of baking pan
-Sprinkle pecans over crust
-Prepare topping and pour over pecans and crust.
-Bake 20 to 22 minutes until topping is bubbly
-Remove from oven and gently spread chocolate chips over topping
-Cool completely in pan before cutting into bars (makes about 36 bars.)

Toffee Topping:
Combine the 2/3 cup butter and 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar in small saucepan.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.
Continue boiling, stirring constantly, 30 seconds. Use immediately.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you enjoyed these! So neat that you used to live in England:)