The BEST gluten free millionaire’s shortbread recipe in the world

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I’m about to make a bold claim: this gluten free millionaire’s shortbread recipe is probably the greatest recipe I have ever made. Big words, I know, but with a crumbly and buttery shortbread, thick gooey caramel and a deliciously sweet layer of chocolate, these gluten free millionaire’s shortbreads are pretty bang on perfect.

I first attempted these gluten free millionaire’s shortbreads for a Macmillan coffee morning and visually they were a bit of a disaster. The caramel was too runny and the chocolate way too thick – imagine a caramel explosion and you’re pretty much there.



But the taste was amazing and they had a welcome response – so I worked really hard to get the recipe right. Fast forward several attempts and a lot of tins of condensed milk, and here we have the perfect gluten free millionaire’s shortbreads.

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gluten free millionaires shortbread recipe the gluten free blogger 64

The recipe for these is pretty easy – I’ve done all the failing for you! The gluten free shortbread uses only three ingredients, the caramel is a slower process but easy to follow, and the chocolate takes only a few seconds. So what are you waiting for?

These are the perfect treats to take into work for a coffee morning, or impress at a party. They are sticky and delicious and oh-so-gluttonous – definitely not one if you’re counting calories. I used a 24cm x 24cm square tin for mine, but you could use any shape you wish. I found this was perfect for making 16 squares, any bigger and I would have found them far too sweet.

So, without further ado, here’s a handy video showing how to make these beauties, and scroll down for the gluten free millionaire’s shortbread recipe below it!

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Gluten free millionaire's shortbread

These gluten free millionaire's shortbread are absolute delicious and the perfect sweet treat!


For the shortbread

  • 200 g butter
  • 100 g golden caster sugar
  • 333 g Dove’s Farm gluten free plain white flour

For the caramel

  • 1 x 397g tin condensed milk
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 60 g golden caster sugar
  • 120 g unsalted butter

For the topping

  • 230 g milk choc


  1. Preheat oven to 180’C/350’F/Gas 4. Grease and line a 24cm x 24cm square baking tin.
  2. First make the shortbread by placing the butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl and beating until light and fluffy. Add in the plain flour and mix together – when it starts to thicken up, use your hands to thoroughly mix together to form a smooth ball of dough.
  3. Press the dough into the lined tin, and use your hands to flatten it out evenly, right to the edges. Prick all over with a fork and bake in the oven for 20 minutes until golden on top.
  4. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
  5. To make the caramel topping, place the condensed milk, syrup, butter and sugar into a large saucepan. Cook on a very low heat, stirring constantly. Do not let it burn. This can take some time but the topping is done when it turns a caramel colour.
  6. Remove the caramel from the heat and allow to cool for a couple of minutes, before pouring all over the shortbread. Make sure it is spread evenly to cover all of the shortbread and cool in the fridge for approx. one hour.
  7. Once it has cooled complete, melt the milk chocolate. Pour the melted chocolate all over the caramel and spread evenly. Transfer to the fridge and cool for an hour-or-so until completely chilled.
  8. Cut into squares using a knife heated with boiling water. Keep in the fridge for freshness – if you can resist devouring them all at once!
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  1. October 22, 2017 / 23:51

    Right! I SERIOUSLY need to make this, it’s unthinkable that I’m yet to make Millionaire Shortbread!

  2. October 29, 2017 / 10:25

    Ha ha! Bold claims indeed, but it certainly looks amazing and I love the idea that someone has done the failing for me! Like Rebecca, I can’t believe I have not actually made Millionaires Shortbread. Bookmarked x

  3. November 8, 2017 / 06:02

    These look unreal! I need to make these ASAP!

  4. Fran Langston
    February 2, 2019 / 22:51

    Have I died and gone to heaven! These are soooo delicious, fatal for anyone on a diet. Being gluten free makes you long for “normal” food and not the over sugared commercial offerings in the Free From aisle which are always twice the price of the non gluten free version. Will be making these again. Great recipe

  5. Hege
    May 14, 2019 / 11:13

    Dumb question, but is it 1397g of condensed milk or is it one tin of 397g condensed milk?
    Thanks! Really want to make this! 🙂

    • Sarah H (GF Blogger)
      May 14, 2019 / 11:24

      It’s one tin of condensed milk weighing 397g, hopefully this is a bit clearer have updated it 🙂

      • Hege
        May 15, 2019 / 09:11

        I think I messed up on the shortbread though. We don’t have golden caster sugar here in Norway, and I don’t really know what that is haha, so I used cane sugar.. is that way off? Haha

  6. hegeoskaar
    May 15, 2019 / 10:56

    Thanks for the quick reply.
    I think i messed up the shortbread, as we don’t have caster sugar here in norway, i went for cane sugar! But the granules were not fine enough i think, so the dough didnt have a great consistency.
    After I baked it in the oven it got crumbly and tasted just salty.. :/ Maybe unsalted butter is better? And also, do you know what I can substitute caster sugar for? And does it have to be golden?
    Thanks again!

  7. Tricia
    August 14, 2020 / 16:31

    Looks fab, well done you for persevering, I’m impressed! Going to have to add this to the list. Does it have to be golden caster sugar? or will white do? Thankyou!

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