Shortbread Millionaire Bars

Shortbread Millionaire Bars

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As you know, I love snacking. Recently, I’ve opted for healthier choices because I realized I constantly had cravings for snacks. Every morning at work, around 11 a.m., I felt the need for a boost. I would rush to the vending machine for a chocolate bar. However, less than an hour later, I would once again feel that irresistible need for sugar. I then realized that I was actually causing spikes in my blood sugar levels that would quickly drop, leaving me with a craving for sugar once again. That’s when I decided to make my own snacks and carefully choose the ingredients that go into them.

Since I’ve always been fond of Twix with its crumbly base, velvety caramel, and touch of chocolate, I was intrigued by the idea of testing “Millionaires Bars,” as they have a similar recipe profile. This recipe is crafted from tahini, a pure sesame seed paste. Without further ado, let’s explore the recipe for “Millionaires Bars” together.

Tahini, also known as sesame paste, serves as a delightful base to create a luxurious and nutritious caramel that perfectly complements the crunchy texture of the biscuit and the richness of the chocolate. By making these bars at home, you have complete control over the ingredients you use, allowing you to indulge while still staying true to your wellness goals.

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Why is it called a Millionaire Bar?

The name “Millionaire Bar” exudes an air of opulence and grandeur, leaving one to wonder: what could possibly justify such a lavish moniker? While the origin of the name isn’t set in stone, the decadent nature of the treat itself certainly plays a role. These bars are the epitome of indulgence, combining layers of rich ingredients to create a symphony of flavors and textures. The layers mimic the luxurious lifestyle associated with millionaires, hence the fitting name. As you savor each bite, you’ll understand why these bars are worthy of their extravagant title.

What is the History of Shortbread Millionaire Bar ?

The history of Millionaire Shortbread is a tale of culinary creativity and cultural fusion. Although the exact origins are a bit hazy, it is believed that this delectable treat first emerged in the United Kingdom. It gained popularity during the 20th century, particularly in Scotland, where it became a beloved indulgence.

The evolution of Millionaire Shortbread can be traced back to traditional Scottish shortbread, a buttery and crumbly baked good that has been a staple in Scottish households for centuries. As bakers experimented with variations of shortbread, the addition of caramel and chocolate created a sensation that quickly captured the hearts and taste buds of many.

Where is Millionaire Shortbread From?

Millionaire Shortbread’s roots are deeply intertwined with Scottish heritage, but its allure extends far beyond the borders of Scotland. The rich combination of flavors and textures has made it a sought-after treat in various parts of the world. While its origin may be Scottish, the universal appeal of Millionaire Shortbread has transformed it into a global indulgence, delighting dessert enthusiasts on every continent.

Millionaire Shortbread Ingredients

Biscuit Base for shortbread millionaire Bars

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp date syrup or agave syrup or maple syrup
  • 3 drops vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt

Tahini Caramel Layer

  • 1 cup tahini
  • ¼ cup date syrup
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt

Chocolate Coating

  • Dar Chocolate

Shortbread Millionaire Bars main ingredients

To create Millionaire Shortbread, you’ll need a base made from almond flour biscuit, a tahini-based caramel, and finally a chocolate coating.

Almond Flour

Almond flour forms the foundation of this biscuit. It ensures a light and crunchy texture once it’s out of the oven.

Do you enjoy almond flour? Discover this recipe for lemon-poppy seed cake with almond flour.

Maple Syrup

Maple syrup naturally sweetens the biscuit. You can also substitute it with agave syrup or date syrup


For this recipe, I use liquid vanilla. Be careful, a few drops are enough to flavor your shortbread.


Tahini is a sesame paste typical of the Middle East and widely used in Lebanese cuisine, among others. But tahini can also be used in sweet dishes! Who would have thought that tahini could be such a great base for caramel?


Chocolate adds the final touch of indulgence to your millionaire shortbread. I used to make the mistake of using regular chocolate bars… And then I discovered the concept of “couverture” chocolate, which is specifically designed to melt easily. If you have the time, you can also temper the chocolate to maintain a high-quality texture after it cools.

Feel free to adjust the quantities and techniques according to your taste and preferences. Happy baking!

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Millionaire Bars Recipe

Shortbread Millionaire Bars

Shortbread Millionaire Bars

OMG! If you know shortbread or millionaire shortbread but don't want to use tons of sugar, you'll love this recipe. Tahini caramel? Unexpected but Easy! The fusion of velvety tahini, coconut oil, and date syrup creates a luscious, guilt-free caramel layer that's out of this world. The almond flour shortbread adds a delicate crunch, while a drizzle of chocolate couverture crowns this masterpiece. It's a delightful dance of flavors and textures that will leave you amazed. So, embark on a culinary adventure, where traditional meets innovative, and satisfy your sweet tooth without compromising on health. Dive into the divine richness of Tahini Millionaire Shortbread today! 🤩🍯🎂

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 33 minutes


  • Shortbread Biscuit
  • 100g almond flour
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp date syrup or other natural sweetener of choice (Maple, Agave...)
  • 3 drops vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch of salt

Tahini Caramel

  • 220g tahini
  • 50g date syrup
  • 50g coconut oil
  • Vanilla
  • Pinch of salt

Chocolate Topping

  • 250 g chocolate


    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit).
    2. In a mixing bowl, combine the almond flour, coconut oil, date syrup, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to create the shortbread dough.
    3. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Spread the shortbread dough onto the tray, using your hands or a spatula to press it evenly.
    4. Place a second sheet of parchment paper on top of the dough to prevent sticking, and use a rolling pin to gently flatten and smooth the dough to your desired thickness.
    5. Bake the shortbread in the preheated oven for 13 minutes, or until it turns a light golden brown.
    6. Once baked, remove the shortbread from the oven and allow it to cool on the tray for about 20 minutes. This helps it firm up before adding the caramel layer.
    7. While the shortbread is cooling, prepare the caramel. In a saucepan, combine the tahini, date syrup, coconut oil, a dash of vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it comes to a gentle boil. Allow it to boil for 5-7 minutes, continuing to stir, until it thickens and develops a caramel-like consistency.
    8. Remove the caramel saucepan from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.
    9. Once the shortbread has cooled, pour the prepared caramel evenly over the top. Use a spatula to smooth out the caramel layer.
    10. While the caramel layer is setting, melt the chocolate couverture. You can do this by placing the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water, stirring until smooth and fully melted.
    11. Pour the melted chocolate over the caramel layer, spreading it evenly to cover the surface.
    12. Transfer the baking tray to the refrigerator and let the Millionaire Shortbread set and chill for a few hours, or until the chocolate is firm.
    13. Once fully chilled, remove the tray from the refrigerator and carefully lift the shortbread out of the tray using the parchment paper edges.
    14. Place the shortbread on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to cut it into bars or squares, as desired.
    15. Your delicious Tahini Millionaire Shortbread is now ready to be enjoyed! Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

    Indulge in these exquisite treats that balance flavors and textures in every bite!


Experience the delightful twist of Millionaire Shortbread! 😋 A healthier take on the classic, this recipe delivers scrumptious indulgence without excessive sugar. The unexpected tahini caramel adds a nutty richness, while the almond flour shortbread provides a perfect base. Drizzled with luscious chocolate, these treats satisfy every craving. Keep them in the fridge for a convenient, guilt-free snack. 😍🍪 Elevate your baking game with this simple yet extraordinary dessert, perfect for sharing or savoring alone. Embrace the joy of wholesome ingredients and creative flavors in every bite. Enjoy your homemade Millionaire Shortbread, a true taste sensation! 🌟🎉 #HealthyIndulgence #DeliciousTreats

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