No-Bake Millionaire’s Shortbread Bars

Rich chocolate, rich filling and a crunchy cookie crust. What’s not love about this?

We have something for you today, oh boy! If you’ve been around 12 tomatoes for any length of time, you will know that we take desserts seriously. We love anything sweet and delicious, no matter if it’s cookies, cakes, or pie. It doesn’t matter if it takes little effort to make. It’s even better if it’s easy to make!

These No-Bake Millionaire’s Shortbread Bars make it easy! They have three of my favourite deserts combined into one: chocolate, caramel, and shortbread cookies.


Makes 12 bars
15m prep time
2h inactive


1 1/3 cup (10.5 ounces) shortbread cookies, crumbled in a food processor
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
7 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted


1/4 cup brown sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 (12 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk


1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Optional: Coarse ground sea salt for topping


Grease an 8×8 square baking pan well; set aside. Add the cookie crumbs, cinnamon, and melted butter to a large bowl and stir to combine.

Press the shortbread mixture into the pan in an even layer. Refrigerate until firm.


Add brown sugar, butter, and sweetened condensed milk 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.


Melt the chocolate together with 1 tablespoon butter. Pour over the caramel layer. Sprinkle coarse sea salt over top and refrigerate until hardened. Cut into bars.

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