Vegan Salted Caramel Millionaire's Shortbread
Vegan Salted Caramel Millionaire's Shortbread

Vegan Salted Caramel Millionaires Shortbread

Time
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Difficulty
Quite Easy
serves
Serves: 16

Using a sugar thermometer is the best way to know that the caramel layer is spot on.. they’re not as expensive as you might think!

These squares of crumbly shortbread topped with sweet and salted caramel with a smooth layer of dark vegan chocolate on top.  Coffee break anyone?

Vegan Salted Caramel Millionaire's Shortbread
Hadn't had millionaires shortbread in years!  What an absolute treat. Just cut it up and tasted it.. I have gone to heaven!
Lisa21 

For the shortbread:

Plain flour

175g

Icing sugar

50g

Vegan butter alternative (such as Stork baking block)

125g

For the caramel:

Vegan butter alternative

125g

Light brown soft sugar

125g

Vegan  soya cream

5tbsp

Cornflour

3tbsp

Pinch of sea salt

For the chocolate top:

Vegan dark chocolate

200g

You will also need:

20cm square cake tin, lined with an oversize sheet of parchment (overlapping the sides to make it easy to remove from the tin once finished).

Step 1 of 8

Watch our video on how to make our vegan millionaires shortbread,

Step 2 of 8

Preheat the oven to 180°C, (160°C for fan ovens), Gas Mark 4.

Step 3 of 8

vegan shortbread dough in a bowl

Mix the flour and sugar in a mixing bowl with a tiny pinch of salt.  Rub in the vegan spread into the flour mixture in your fingertips.  Keep combining the mixture until it just comes together as a ball of dough.  Do not over knead it at this stage.

Step 4 of 8

Press the dough into the base of the tin and push it out to make one even layer – try a flat-bottomed glass or measuring cup dusted with a little flour to gently press it down if you have one.

Step 5 of 8

vegan shortbread dough pressed into a tin

Fork the dough all over then bake for 20 minutes until very lightly golden on top. Set aside to cool for 15 minutes.

Step 6 of 8

vegan caramel boiling in pan

Meanwhile make the caramel; place the butter, brown sugar, Carnation Vegan in a non-stick saucepan. 

Put the cornflour in a small bowl and gradually add the soya cream, whisking until you have a smooth paste.  Add the paste to the pan and mix well. 

Turn up the heat fairly high and cook the caramel, stirring all the time until it boils rapidly – it will take about 4-5 minutes to reach the ideal temperature of 116°C – or firm ball stage on a sugar thermometer. Leave to cool for a few minutes to thicken.

We like to add a little pinch of salt to the caramel which you can do at the beginning of this step.

If you're not sure if you've got your caramel hot enough and haven't got a sugar thermometer you can drop a little mixture into ice cold water it should form a firm non sticky ball in your fingers.  However we've found that if you're in doubt give it another minute or two of boiling.  

Step 7 of 8

vegan millionaire shortbread caramel being poured over shortbread

Pour the caramel over the shortbread and spread to the sides.  Cool and then set in the fridge or freezer if you are short on time. 

Step 8 of 8

Vegan Salted Caramel Millionaire's Shortbread in a tin

Finally melt the chocolate and spread over the top. Chill until set.  Using a knife briefly dipped into boiling water and then dried, cut the millionaires into squares and enjoy! Keep the millionaires in the fridge, they will keep for about a week (or less in the Carnation kitchen!).

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Vegan Salted Caramel Millionaires Shortbread is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 5.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect! The condensed milk makes really good caramel. The recipe could do with slightly more specific instructions e.g. what sort of heat to heat the caramel at, but otherwise liked it!
Date published: 2020-11-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just like I remembered Great recipe and simple to follow. Thanks had to boil it for a lot longer than the method stated (10 minutes) to reach the correct consistency. The caramel set beautifully.
Date published: 2020-11-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Absolutely delicious! Great recipe. Very simple to follow. Definitely use a sugar thermometer. I found the caramel oozed out unless kept in the fridge so needed cooking for longer than 1 minute in the last stage however next time I can adjust that and I’m sure it will be a 5*
Date published: 2020-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Incredible caramel! Needed a recipe for my neice who's now vegan - sent it to her at uni.. she loved it! Lucky i had a sugar thermometer as it was much runnier than I expected compared to the normal version which I make a lot. Was really delicious.
Date published: 2020-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hadn't had millionaires shortbread in years! Oh my goodness saw this recipe this morning on the internet and rushed out to get the carnation vegan condensed milk! What an absolute treat. Just cut it up and tasted it.......... I have gone to heaven!
Date published: 2020-11-06
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