Pecan, salted caramel, & chocolate shortbread. Delicious layers of pecans, salted caramel and chocolate on a crunchy butter shortbread base. A classic afternoon tea recipe.

Pecan, Salted Caramel And Chocolate Shortbread. Pecan, salted caramel, and chocolate shortbread. Delicious layers of pecans, salted caramel and chocolate on a crunchy butter shortbread base. A classic afternoon tea recipe.

Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Shortbread! Gosh! This is a lovely tasting treat, full of great ingredients and always popular at snack times, parties, holidays and celebrations.

The combination of salt with caramel is of course perfect. Add to that a lovely crunch from the pecans and the shortbread, and you get a lovely flavor and texture sensation with every bite.

These Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Shortbread, also known as millionaire's shortbread slices are quite rich, so go easy on the size of the slices!

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They make great gifts over the holidays, say for Christmas or Easter, and you could change the recipe a little and use different chocolate, such as dark or white, and also swap the nuts for walnuts, macadamias etc. Just stick to the quantities listed in the recipe and have fun making and eating these lovely treats!

Pecan, Salted Caramel And Chocolate Shortbread. Pecan, salted caramel, and chocolate shortbread. Delicious layers of pecans, salted caramel and chocolate on a crunchy butter shortbread base. A classic afternoon tea recipe.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

40 Minutes

Serves

20 pieces

Ingredients

For the shortbread

1 & 3/4 Cups or 225 g plain / All Purpose flour
3/4 Cup or 175 g or 6 oz unsalted butter, cold, cut into cubes
1/3 Cup or 75 g Regular Sugar

For the topping

2/3 Cup or 150 g or 5 oz butter
10 oz or 379 g can condensed milk
7 Tablespoons golden syrup or corn syrup
12 oz or 350 g Milk Chocolate
1/2 Cup or 55 g roughly chopped pecan nuts
1 Teaspoon Sea Salt

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 150 C /300 F. Line a 23 cm/9 in square or round baking pan with baking parchment.

2. First, make the shortbread base. Combine the flour, butter cubes and sugar in a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs or use your fingertips and rub the mixture until you reach the desired consistency.

3. Transfer the mixture into the lined baking pan and spread it out evenly with the back of a spoon or bottom of a clean glass. Press the shortbread firmly so that it is tightly packed in the tin.

4. Bake the shortbread for 30 minutes or until very light golden brown. Set aside to cool.

5. For the topping, under a medium heat, melt the butter, condensed milk, half of the salt and golden syrup in a saucepan, stirring occasionally until the mixture is smooth.
Then increase the heat and bring the mixture to the boil, stirring frequently. The caramel will thicken and turn golden-brown. Set aside to cool slightly, add the chopped pecans. Then pour over the cooled shortbread. Allow to cool completely.

6. Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water (ensure that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water), stirring occasionally.

Use a tablespoon and drizzle the melted chocolate over the caramel, and sprinkle some more pecans and the remaining salt on the top if you wish.

Set aside until the chocolate has cooled completely.
Cut into squares or triangles and serve.

Pecan, Salted Caramel And Chocolate Shortbread. Pecan, salted caramel, and chocolate shortbread. Delicious layers of pecans, salted caramel and chocolate on a crunchy butter shortbread base. A classic afternoon tea recipe.

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Pecan, Salted Caramel And Chocolate Shortbread. Pecan, salted caramel, and chocolate shortbread. Delicious layers of pecans, salted caramel and chocolate on a crunchy butter shortbread base. A classic afternoon tea recipe.

Pecan, Salted Caramel And Chocolate Shortbread

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Pecan, salted caramel, and chocolate shortbread. Delicious layers of pecans, salted caramel and chocolate on a crunchy butter shortbread base. A classic afternoon tea recipe.

Ingredients

For the shortbread:

  • 1 3/4 Cups or 225 g plain / All Purpose flour
  • 3/4 Cup or 175g or 6oz unsalted butter, cold, cut into cubes
  • 1/3 Cup or 75g Regular Sugar

For the topping:

  • 2/3 Cup or 150g or 5oz butter
  • 10 oz or 379g can condensed milk
  • 7 Tablespoons golden syrup or corn syrup
  • 12 oz or 350 g Milk Chocolate
  • 1/2 Cup or 55 g roughly chopped pecan nuts
  • 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 150 C /300 F. Line a 23cm/9in square or round baking pan with baking parchment.
  2. First, make the shortbread base. Combine the flour, butter cubes and sugar in a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs or use your fingertips and rub the mixture until you reach the desired consistency.
  3. Transfer the mixture into the lined baking pan and spread it out evenly with the back of a spoon or bottom of a clean glass. Press the shortbread firmly so that it is tightly packed in the tin.
  4. Bake the shortbread for 30 minutes or until very light golden brown. Set aside to cool.
  5. For the topping, under a medium heat, melt the butter, condensed milk, half of the salt and golden syrup in a saucepan, stirring occasionally until the mixture is smooth.
  6. Then increase the heat and bring the mixture to the boil, stirring frequently. The caramel will thicken and turn golden-brown. Set aside to cool slightly, add the chopped pecans. Then pour over the cooled shortbread. Allow to cool completely.
  7. Melt the chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water (ensure that the bottom of the bowl does not touch the water), stirring occasionally.
  8. Use a tablespoon and drizzle the melted chocolate over the caramel, and sprinkle some more pecans and the remaining salt on the top if you wish. Set aside until the chocolate has cooled completely.
  9. Cut into squares or triangles and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 217mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 27gProtein: 5g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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