Toffee Millionnaires Shortbread

I love millionnaires shortbread – it is one of those almost illicit cakes that I dare not eat, because of how naughty and of course calorific it is. It is on a par with rocky road I think, in how much I love eating it. It just makes me go mmmmmm and ooooooh as I tuck into a slice!

I have never made millionnaires shortbread before though, because of the faff of having to make my own toffee layer, BUT having made my Toffee Apple Fudge Cake a few months ago, I realised that by melting a pack of Thorntons Special Toffee, I could make a toffee sauce in about 5 minutes!!! So I decided to make a cheats version – a VERY easy version – of a Toffee Millionnaires Shortbread, where instead of making my own shortbread I made a digestive biscuit base as I would for a cheesecake. Here is how I made it.


Toffee Millionnaires Shortbread
Serves: 9
  • 250g digestive biscuits
  • 75g unsalted butter
  • 1 packet of Thornton's Special Toffee
  • 25ml milk
  • 150g milk chocolate
  1. Grease and line a brownie tin
  2. Crush/bash/whizz (depending on how you make your biscuits into crumbs!) the biscuits into course crumbs
  3. Melt the butter and then stir in the biscuit crumbs
  4. Pour the crumbs into the base of your tin and press down
  5. Leave to cool
  6. Place the toffee into a non stick pan over a medium heat to melt it
  7. As it starts to melt add the milk and stir to make a runny toffee sauce
  8. Once the toffee is melted , pour over the biscuit base and leave to set
  9. Once the toffee has set, place in the fridge for a couple of hours to chill
  10. Melt the chocolate and then pour over the toffee and leave somewhere cool to set
  11. Once the chocolate is set, return to the fridge for a couple of hours before cutting into squares
  12. Keep in an airtight container ina cold place when not being used




Mmmmmmm oh my word this was amazing – I tried a small piece and I LOVED it! The rest went to playgroup and it all went! This is such a fast and easy way to make a very enjoyable and delicious version of a millionnaires shortbread – why not give it a go yourself?

I was sent a Thorntons Family Feast Christmas Hamper to review which would make a perfect gift this Christmas to some special family members or friends. Filled with so many yummy chocolates and toffees, I am spoilt for choice! I was also impressed with the chocolate santa and the fact that it is encased in a card wrapper to prevent it from getting smashed in transit. I will enjoy trying these over the coming weeks!!!


Tasty Tuesdays on

11 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I love millionaires shortbread. I only tried to make it recently as I wasn’t sure about making the caramel. Much simpler to start with the toffee

  2. I never made shortbread but would love to try some! I also wanted to remind you of my #fridayfoodie linky would be lovely if you could come and link up x

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