Mini Egg Millionaires Shortbread

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Happy Easter everyone. Welcome to the first, new blog post in well over a year! I am so thrilled to be sharing my recipe for Mini Egg Millionaires Shortbread squares with you. Also, I am equally excited at finally having all the dots join up so that I can create a recipe, make and test it, photograph it, edit the photos, write the blog post and then publish it!

Easter mini egg millionaires shortbread squares.
Mini Eggs Millionaires Shortbread

As I mentioned, there is a lot that goes into creating content that is up to standard for my blog. And I sure have a corker of a recipe for you today.

What Is Millionaires Shortbread?

These Mini Egg Millionaires Shortbread squares are absolutely scrumptious. And I say that as someone who’s not generally a fan of anything too sweet. Especially caramel! So, to create an Easter treat that I could enjoy too I made some adjustments to the final recipe.

Millionaires Shortbread comprises of three layers; a shortbread base, topped with caramel and then covered in chocolate. Cut into squares they are the ultimate, sweet tooth lover’s favourite treat. So, to add a little balance, I added some sea salt to the caramel and mixed dark and milk chocolate together for the topping. While the white chocolate is sweeter, there is only a small amount as it is used to create a beautiful marble effect.

Why Use Galaxy Mini Eggs

There are so many different types of chocolate mini eggs available to buy nowadays, it really makes Easter baking so much fun. And, it’s there in the name of this blog, when we bake, we want it to be fun and delicious! So, I found some mini eggs that seemed the perfect topping to Millionaires Shortbread. They are made by Galaxy and the packaging says “they’re Galaxy chocolate with crunchy caramel rolled in rose gold.”

I love mini eggs, it’s a thing, if you know you know and well if you don’t that means more for me!! And I love a bit of bling. Tasteful, rose gold with tones of bronze bling. Chocolate is a given and caramel, well?? Not normally, but these mini eggs are very subtle on the caramel and the crunch is literally the icing on the cake. So that’s what I did, literally, use them as the perfect decoration for my Easter Mini Egg Millionaires Shortbread.

The combination of flavours and textures will have your mouth singing and your heart dancing.

Recipe for Mini Egg Millionaires Shortbread – makes 15 squares

For The Shortbread Base:

300g/10oz Plain White Flour

200g/7oz Softened Unsalted Butter

100g/4oz Caster Sugar

1 Large Free Range Egg

1/4tsp Salt – I use Maldon

2tsp Vanilla Extract – I use Nielsen-Massey

For The Caramel Middle:

150g/5oz Unsalted Butter

100g/4oz Golden Syrup

379g Can of Condensed Milk – I use Carnation

1/4tsp Sea Salt

For The Chocolate Topping And Decoration:

200g/7oz Milk Chocolate

100g/4oz Dark Chocolate

50g/2oz White Chocolate

2 x 80g Packets of Galaxy Enchanted Eggs – available from most supermarkets

Bronze crunch sprinkles – available from Waitrose

Making The Shortbread Base

Preheat the oven to 170C/150C fan, gas mark 3, 325F.

  • First of all, lightly butter a 28cm x 20cm x 5cm (11″x 8″x 2″) swiss roll tin and line with baking parchment.
  • Next add the softened butter, caster sugar, vanilla extract, egg and salt into a large bowl. Whisk until pale and creamy.
  • Then sift in the plain flour and then stir with a spoon until the whole shortbread dough comes together.

  • Tip the shortbread dough into the prepared tin and then using the back of a spoon press the dough evenly into the tin.
  • Prick the shortbread dough all over with a fork. This will stop any air bubbles forming under the cooked shortbread.

Baking The Shortbread

  • Now place the tin into the centre of a preheated oven and bake for 40-50 minutes. Turn the tin around halfway through baking, ensuring the shortbread is baked evenly.
  • The shortbread is baked when it is a golden colour and firm to touch.
  • As soon as the shortbread is baked remove the tin from the oven and set to one side.

Pre and post baked shortbread base for the mini egg millionaires shortbread squares.

Making The Caramel 

  • Add the butter, golden syrup and condensed milk to a medium sized saucepan, over a medium heat.
  • Stir continuously until the butter is melted, then increase the heat to bring the liquid up to a bubbling boil. Take care as you continue to stir as the caramel becomes very hot. The caramel gradually becomes thicker and as it does it will darken. This process takes 10-15 minutes, do not rush as the caramel may burn.
  • Remove the caramel mixture from the heat and spoon over the cooled shortbread.
  • Work quickly, using the back of a metal dessert spoon to smooth the caramel so that it completely covers the shortbread.
  • Sprinkle the sea salt flakes evenly over the caramel.
  • Set the caramel covered shortbread to one side to cool completely.

Making caramel in a saucepan.

Making The Marbled Chocolate Topping And Decorating

  • Break the milk and dark chocolate up and place into a heatproof, microwaveable bowl.
  • Heat the chocolate for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between.
  • As soon as the chocolate has started to melt, remove the bowl from the microwave and stir. Continue stirring until the chocolate is completely liquid. If needed, zap the chocolate in the microwave for 10 seconds at a time, until the chocolate is completely melted.

  • Pour the melted chocolate over the caramel covered shortbread. Use the back of a clean dessert spoon to spread it evenly.
  • Melt the white chocolate as given for the milk/dark chocolate. Because there is a smaller amount it will melt much quicker.
  • Spoon the melted white chocolate onto the milk and dark chocolate layer.
  • Drag a skewer lightly back and forth through the chocolate to create marble effect.
  • Finally, place the burnished, mini eggs onto the melted chocolate and then sprinkle over the bronze crunch.
  • Place to one side until just set.

Portioning The Mini Egg Millionaires Shortbread Squares

  • As soon as the chocolate has set, but not hard, use a sharp knife to lightly score the chocolate squares. This makes it much easier to cut through the hard, set block without the chocolate cracking.
  • Place the tin in the fridge until the chocolate is set hard.
  • Once set remove the tin from the fridge. Lift the whole block out of the tin using the baking parchment.
  • Peel the parchment away from the sides.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut through the entire block along the previously scored lines.
  • Tip – make a note of where your scoring lines are, on the excess baking parchment, before adding the eggs and sprinkles. It will make cutting the squares much easier!

Place the Mini Egg Millionaires Shortbread squares onto a platter and serve cold.


I absolutely love sharing what I bake. Today, I wrapped up a chilled square and gave it to our shopping delivery driver. It’s always a lovely feeling making someone else smile.

To find out why Easter is more than baking to me read

Important Stuff.

If you have enjoyed these Mini Egg Millionaires Shortbread squares then you may also like these:

Chocolate Mini Egg Sponge Cake

 

Chocolate Mini Egg Sponge cake
Chocolate Mini Egg Sponge Cake

Vanilla Mini Egg Nest Cupcakes

 

Vanilla mini egg nest cupcakes
Vanilla Mini Egg Nest Cupcakes

Mini Egg Marbled Traybake 

 

Mini Egg Marbled Traybake
Mini Egg Marbled Traybake

Finally, it is so good to be posting new recipes for you to try again. While the last two years have been undoubtedly difficult for all of us, we are now, hopefully coming out of the shadows of COVID. Although for those of you who lost loved ones and friends to the pandemic, that phrase may still feel a long way off. Most importantly for me, is the need to hold onto hope. And it is with that hope that I wish you all a safe, peaceful and healthy Easter.

Whatever you are making, baking and creating in your kitchens I hope you are now able to share your feast in person, with those you love and care for.

Sammie x

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Multi Millionaires Shortbread Squares

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First of all I want to wish all of my readers a very happy Christmas. And I have a festive looking and delicious sweet treat for you, my Multi Millionaires Shortbread Squares. So, close your eyes and imagine biting into a luxury shortbread base, covered in caramel and then topped with velvety smooth chocolate. Finally a festive finish with contrasting white chocolate stars. Christmas in a bite!

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Multi Millionaires Shortbread Squares a delicious homemade treat.

Christmas Chocolate Sparkle:

Although I attempted to make these last year, also at Christmas time, it resulted in a big mess! Because of lacking confidence the caramel wasn’t cooked for long enough and didn’t set. And this only became apparent after chilling for a good length of time in the fridge. Resulting in an oozing, caramel mess when the squares were cut. So it was time for me to attempt the caramel again.

Since I never give up on a challenge, even if it has taken a whole year, I decided to start again from scratch. First of all a new shortbread recipe for the base. Last year’s attempt used a cookie recipe. Followed by nothing short of sheer bravery, when making the caramel. Please don’t be scared or alarmed, I will talk you through each step, so that you will have success first time and every time you make the caramel. Finally, the chocolate topping needed no alteration. Although I’ve improved the cutting technique, which minimises the risk of the chocolate cracking.

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Multi Millionaires Shortbread Squares layers of shortbread, caramel and chocolate.

Falling For A Millionaire

Now, I am not known for my sweet tooth – Caramac is an entirely different matter😉 – however, these squares may very well be my undoing. Years ago, when our children were young, a group of us mums would meet up regularly. We all, at that time, had girls who were friends at school. Meeting up gave the girls an opportunity to play together and allowed us mums to get to know each other. 10 years on, I now count two of those wonderful ladies as my best friends.

Overhead image of festive sweet bakes decorated with white chocolate stars. Votive candles are placed on the slate platter.
Multi Millionaires Shortbread Squares

One particular time, we met up at my friend Lizzie-Lou’s house. Let me tell you, that lady can cook AND bake! That morning she had been busy in the kitchen, baking with her two gorgeous girls. I honestly cannot remember what they made, except for Millionaires Shortbread. Having never tasted it before I tentatively took a square AND then another. I was hooked! Everything about me shouldn’t have enjoyed the sweet, chocolate covered wonders. But I did, ooh I so did. I’m embarrassed now to think back and wonder how many squares I ate. I simply couldn’t stop!

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Multi Millionaires Shortbread Squares perfect for sharing.

Friends For Life:

So this post and this recipe are dedicated to my beautiful friends Lizzie-Lou and K. For the love, friendship and support they have given and continue to give. I have learned so much from both of them and wherever we may be, we will always be friends. Looking back over the years, they have truly proven the backbone of this blog. That is, that food really does taste better when it is shared and feasting is fun when friends or family take part.

Recipe: Multi Millionaires Shortbread Squares makes 18

For The Shortbread Base:

300g/10oz Plain White Flour

200g/7oz Unsalted Butter – softened

100g/4oz Caster Sugar

1 Large Free Range Egg

1/4tsp Salt – I use Maldon

2tsp Vanilla Bean Paste – I use Nielsen-Massey

For The Caramel Middle:

100g/4oz Golden Syrup

150g/5oz Unsalted Butter

379g Can of Condensed Milk – I use Carnation

1/8tsp Salt

For The Chocolate Topping:

200g/7oz Milk Chocolate

100g/4oz Dark Chocolate

White Chocolate Stars – available from Waitrose

Method: Preheat the oven to 170C/150C fan, gas mark 3, 325F.

Lightly butter a 28cm x 20cm x 5cm (11″x 8″x 2″) swiss roll tin and line with baking parchment.

Making The Shortbread Base:

  • First of all, add the softened butter, caster sugar, vanilla bean paste, egg and salt into a large bowl. Whisk until pale and creamy.
  • Next sift in the plain flour and then stir with a spoon until the whole shortbread dough comes together.
  • Tip the shortbread dough into the prepared tin and then using the back of a spoon press the dough evenly into the tin.
  • Prick the shortbread dough all over with a fork. This will stop any air bubbles forming under the cooked shortbread.
  • Now place the tin into the centre of the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes. Halfway through the cooking time turn the tin around, this helps the shortbread  to bake evenly
  • The shortbread is baked when it is a golden colour and firm to touch.
  • As soon as the shortbread is baked remove the tin from the oven and set to one side.
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The shortbread layer. Chilling the dough will give a smoother result.

Making The Caramel Centre:

  • Add the butter, golden syrup and condensed milk to a medium sized saucepan, over a medium heat.
  • Stir continuously until the butter is melted, then increase the heat to bring the liquid up to a bubbling boil. Continue to stir. The mixture will gradually become thicker and as it does it will darken.
  • Once thickened, remove the caramel mixture from the heat and spoon over the cooled shortbread.
  • Using an offset palette knife spread the caramel so that it completely covers the shortbread.
  • Set the caramel shortbread to one side to cool completely.
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Making the caramel layer.

Creating The Chocolate Topping And Adding Decorations:

  • Break the chocolate up and place into a heatproof, microwaveable bowl.
  • Heat the chocolate for 30 seconds at a time, stirring in between.
  • As soon as the chocolate has started to melt, remove the bowl from the microwave and stir. Continue stirring until the chocolate is completely liquid. If needed, zap the chocolate in the microwave for 10 seconds at a time, until the chocolate has completely melted.
  • Pour the melted chocolate over the caramel covered shortbread. Again using a clean, offset spatula to spread it evenly.
  • Now, take the tin and rap it against the worktop 3 times. This brings any air bubbles to the surface and leaves the chocolate surface completely smooth.
  • Finally scatter over white chocolate stars and then set to one side to cool.
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Melting the chocolate, covering and decorating the Multi Millionaires Shortbread Squares.
  • When the chocolate has just set, use a sharp knife to score through the chocolate layer, in the tin, creating the squares. Resulting in a crisp, clean cut after the chocolate is chilled. Therefore removing the risk of the chocolate shattering on cutting after chilling.
  • Place the tin into the fridge for a couple of hours to completely firm up.
  • Once chilled, remove the slab of chocolate and caramel covered shortbread from the tin, using the parchment paper to help ease it out.
  • Finally, cut through, where the score marks are, so that you have 18 pieces of Multi Millionaires Shortbread Squares.
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Multi Millionaires Shortbread Squares, use a ruler to measure if you prefer each square to be the same size.

Enjoying These Multi Millionaires Shortbread Squares At Their Best:

Serve with a smile and something delicious to drink. Either a hot not-too-sweet beverage, alternatively they pair very well with Brandy. Since it is the Season to be Merry!

These Multi Millionaires Shortbread Squares are not overly sweet. There is a pleasant balance of flavours that are just sweet enough and they are extremely more-ish 😉.

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Multi Millionaires Shortbread Squares delicious eaten by candlelight with hot chocolate.

The Multi Millionaires Shortbread Squares can be kept in an airtight container for up to one week. In warm weather keep them in the fridge.

If you have enjoyed this recipe for Multi Millionaires Shortbread Squares here are some others you may also like:

Lemon Drizzle Cake Bars

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Lemon Drizzle Cake Bars

Dark Chocolate Ginger Brownies

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Dark Chocolate Ginger Brownies

Crunchy Vanilla Shortbread

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Crunchy Vanilla Shortbread

Traybakes are so versatile. Since they travel well and are ideal, individually wrapped, as an addition to packed lunches and picnics. And so they make ideal Christmas gifts wrapped in cellophane with a big, festive bow. Because Christmas is the season to share, why not hand out bags of these squares to thank your post lady, delivery men, garbage collectors, anyone who would appreciate a thank you.

So, whatever you are making, baking and creating in your kitchens, have fun, relax, laugh and enjoy your feast in the company of others.

Sammie xx

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