Vegan Millionaire's Shortbread by Juliet Sear

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  • Dietary Needs

    • Dairy free
    • Egg free
    • Nut free
    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
  • 5 Reviews

    3 star rating

There are so many vegan millionaire's shortbread recipes out there that just don't work. This recipe is the best version. It took 4 attempts to make. Juliet Sear made this especially for us and her daughter, who is vegan, taste tested it for us and gave a glowing report. 


The caramel in this recipe sets really well and it cuts a treat. 


  1. Preheat oven to 180ºc fan/200ºc

    To make the shortbread, plain flour, cornflour and  caster sugar in a bowl. Rub in the softened butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

    Knead the mixture together until it forms a dough, then press into the base of the prepared tin.

  2. Prick the shortbread lightly with a fork and bake for 20 minutes or until firm to the touch and very lightly browned. Leave to cool in the tin.

  3. To make the caramel, place the butter, light muscovado sugar and two cans of condensed milk in a pan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved.

  4. Bring to the boil, stirring all the time, then reduce the heat and simmer very gently, stirring continuously, for about 10-15 minutes or until the mixture has thickened slightly.

  5. Pour over the shortbread and leave to cool.

  6. For the topping, melt 200g plain or milk chocolate slowly in a bowl over a pan of hot water. Pour over the cold caramel and leave to set. Cut into squares or bars.

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  1. 5 star rating

    LOVED IT. The caramel was extra chewy but that's because it's a vegan version, I just chilled mine in the fridge and savoured it longer when eating. A tiny compromise for a vegan alternative I'd never ordinarily get a chance to eat.

  2. 1 star rating

    Terrible recipe like another review the caramel was like glue and was a complete mess. Waste of time and money as went into the bin. Can't understand as gave the caramel a 20 minute cook after bringing to boil. I never have cooking failures.

  3. 1 star rating

    Caramel was like glue, fed it the bin.

  4. 5 star rating

    Very nice recipe, had to order the condensed milk online but v much worth it! I added a little bit of peanut butter on top of the chocolate & swirled it with a toothpick - it tasted so good!

  5. 5 star rating

    Amazing recipe & very easy to make

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