Vegan Millionaire’s Shortbread

Hi guys! Today I’m sharing my recipe for millionaires shortbread with you, a childhood favourite made vegan.

One of the reasons I decided to make this was that I realised coconut condensed milk existed! My local health food shop sells it, but you can also get it online at Ocado. There’s so much you can do with it, but I was really craving this.


For the shortbread;

  • 225g plain flour
  • 175g cold margarine
  • 75g caster sugar

For the caramel;

  • 200g margarine
  • 1 x 320g can Sweetened Condensed Coconut Milk
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup

For the topping;

  • 300g dark chocolate


Preheat the oven to 180C. Line a 23cm square cake tin with baking parchment.

Rub the butter, sugar and flour together in a bowl to make rough dough. Firmly press the dough into the tin and prick all over with a fork. (You can also use a food processor here).

Bake for 5 minutes then reduce the oven to 150C and bake for a further 35 minutes or until light golden brown.

Whilst the shortbread cools in the tin, make the caramel. Gently heat the margarine, condensed coconut milk and golden syrup in a saucepan, stirring occasionally until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth.

Increase the heat and bring the mixture to the boil, stirring frequently with a wooden spoon. The caramel will visibly thicken and turn golden-brown. This can take around 5-10 minutes. Be careful – it can burn really easily! This was mine once ready;

Set aside to cool slightly, then pour over the cooled shortbread. Allow to cool completely – this will take a few hours/overnight. If you cut into squares but leave in the pan at this stage it will be less likely to crack (unlike mine!).

Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Pour over the caramel and leave in the fridge until the chocolate has cooled completely.

Cut into squares and enjoy!

You can also add a tsp of salt to the caramel to make it salted caramel, or try marbling milk or white chocolate for the topping.

Hope you enjoyed my (rather messy!) attempt at millionaires shortbread. Would you make this? Let me know!

Hazel x


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  1. Ashley Firth
    January 11, 2019 / 11:35 pm

    What a great recipe I can use for my vegan friends! They look delicious 🙂 xxx

      January 12, 2019 / 4:46 pm

      Thank you! I love veganising old favourites.
      Hazel x

      January 27, 2019 / 9:01 pm

      Thank you! I’m obsessed x