Millionaire Shortbread

Millionaire Shortbread

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These millionaire shortbread bars are a healthier, vegan, and gluten free version of the traditional bars. They have three layers- a rich coconut crust, a date and peanut butter based caramel filling, and a thick dark chocolate top. I can’t get enough of them every time I make them, and I hope you enjoy these little desserts as much as I do!

dessert bars layered

What you will need

Crust Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • dash of salt
coconut flour in a measuring cup
maple syrupin a measuring cup
coconut oil in a measuring cup
vanilla in a measuring spoon
adding dash of salt to a bowl

Caramel Filling Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/4 cup nut butter
  • 2 tbsp dairy free milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
soaked dates in a blender
peanut butter in a measuring cup
milk in a measuring cup
vanilla in a measuring spoon
salt in a measuring spoon

Chocolate Topping Ingredients

1/2 cup melted dark chocolate
3 tbsp coconut oil

melted chocolate in a measuring cup
coconut oil in a measuring spoon

How to make the millionaire shortbread bars

Crust Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the coconut flour, maple syrup, coconut oil (make sure it is melted and liquid when you add it in. Microwave it for 30-40 seconds if it is not).
  • Also add the vanilla and salt.
  • Mix well, then add the crust to your pan.
  • Use your hands to spread evenly.
hands in pan

Caramel Filling Directions

  • Add all of the caramel filling ingredients to a food processor. *Make sure that you either soak the dates in water overnight, or soak them in hot water for 20-30 minutes prior to using. This will ensure that they are soft and easy to blend.
  • Blend all of your ingredients together in the food processor.
  • Then spread the caramel layer evenly on top of the crust.
caramel sauce in a pan

Chocolate Topping Directions

  • To a bowl, add the melted chocolate and coconut oil.
  • Mix them together and pour on top of the caramel filling.
  • Refrigerate until the chocolate hardens, cut up your bars and enjoy!
melted chocolate in a pan
pan with dessert
dessert bars on a plate

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closeup of a dessert bar

Millionaire Shortbread Recipe

Gaby Dimova
Delicious millionaire shortbread bars made healthier. These bars have three layers- a coconut crust, a caramel filling, and dark chocolate topping. They are vegan and gluten free.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 squares
Calories 369 kcal

Equipment

  • food processor
  • a square pan
  • microwave
  • refrigerator

Ingredients
  

Crust Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • dash of salt

Caramel Filling Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup dates
  • 1/4 cup nut butter
  • 2 tbsp dairy free milk
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Chocolate Topping Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup melted dark chocolate
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil

Instructions
 

Crust Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the coconut flour, maple syrup, coconut oil (make sure it is melted and liquid when you add it in. Microwave it for 30-40 seconds if it is not).
  • Also add the vanilla and salt.
  • Mix well, then add the crust to your pan.
  • Use your hands to spread evenly.

Caramel Filling Directions

  • Add all of the caramel filling ingredients to a food processor. *Make sure that you either soak the dates in water overnight, or soak them in hot water for 20-30 minutes prior to using. This will ensure that they are soft and easy to blend.
  • Blend all of your ingredients together in the food processor.
  • Then spread the caramel layer evenly on top of the crust.

Chocolate Topping Directions

  • To a bowl, add the melted chocolate and coconut oil.
  • Mix them together and pour on top of the caramel filling.
  • Refrigerate until the chocolate hardens, cut up your bars and enjoy!

Video

Nutrition

Calories: 369kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 5gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 99mgPotassium: 327mgFiber: 8gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 19IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 65mgIron: 2mg
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