Recipe 45: Toffee Millionaires

Okay, people, let me warn you. These are good. You should have seen the faces of my friends and coworkers who ate them.

I don’t know why these are called “Millionaires,” but I decided I was going to be one. I bought a PowerBall ticket. I need $550MM.

Basically, you’re eating brown sugar and butter with melted Heath bars on top. Ready? 

You’re going to want to make these soon. Having a holiday party? Serve these. Having a pity party? Serve these.

Step 1: Gather ingredients: Flour, butter, chopped toffee bars (I bought the Heath bits), brown sugar, course salt, cream.

Step 2: Beat butter until smooth (2-3 minutes).

It got…whiter?

Step 3: Gradually add brown sugar.

Step 4: Whisk together flour and salt.

Step 5: Beat in flour mixture.

Step 6: Transfer dough to a buttered 8×8 baking pan.


Step 7: Using plastic wrap, press dough into pan.

This is a strange way to multitask…

Step 8: Use plastic wrap as cover and refrigerate for 45 minutes.

Look how Christmasy my apartment looks! I’m excited.

Step 10: Stab Pierce dough with a wooden skewer.

I didn’t have one, so I used a fork. Hope that’s okay!

Step 11: Bake for 70 minutes.

70 minutes?! That’s a damn long time to wait!

Step 12: While crust is cooling, heat chopped toffee bars and cream over a pot of boiling water.

I was wondering why the chocolate melted, but not the toffee. I guess toffee doesn’t melt…?

Step 13: Pour over crust.

Willow wanted to play her game on the iPad (typical). I was just happy she was staying out of the Christmas tree.

Step 14: Add more toffee bar bits to the top!

I was supposed to let cool (slightly), then cut. I do not know what “slightly” means, but I was frustrated. The chocolate was too melty, so I waited, then it was still too melty, so I put it outside in the cold. It was still melty and I finally just cut them.


I cut them into 16 pieces, but mine are squares instead of rectangles like her picture. I guess I could have done 4×1, but I didn’t think about it.

Link to original recipe

Yields: 16
I got: 16

Start time: 8:00
End time: 12:45 (4 hours, 45 minutes) In all fairness, I went to see Rise of the Guardians while it was chilling.
Martha’s estimated time: 3 hours, 15 minutes

What did I learn?

  • Toffee doesn’t melt. Don’t wait for it to melt.

What do I need to learn? 

  • What’s the purpose of stabbing the dough before baking it?

Like I said, these are popular. I forgot to take a picture of myself when they were done, so I did today.

They went quick.

Oh, and about the PowerBall…I’ll be at work tomorrow.


8 responses to “Recipe 45: Toffee Millionaires

  1. I think you poke ’em so the yummy stuff dribbles down and makes them that much better?

  2. Leann Faulk

    That’s it. I’m camping out in your office the morning after you bake. These look so good!!

  3. These sound pretty amazing. I have no idea why you poke the dough, but most shortbread recipes have you do that so it must have something to do with the way it bakes.

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  5. Melissa Herrell

    Looks like the best ones yet!!

  6. Just made these for the first time. They were AMAZING! I don’t have a lot of success in the kitchen so I was shocked that something so YUMMY came out of my oven. Your blog was very helpful – who know I would have waited for those toffee bits to melt. I’d like to let others know that when the app say to bake until the center is firm, it doesn’t mean firm like your ipad. I kept mine in there for 95 minutes and the center was still soft to the touch. Next time I’ll just make sure that the edges have set up.

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