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.
Shortbread Millionaire Bars Recipe Video
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
- 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 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 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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