healthy millionaire shortbread

High protein healthy millionaire shortbread

High protein, healthy millionaire shortbread doesn’t have to be a pipe dream. This one, you don’t even need to bake!

Millionaire shortbread has always been a favourite tray bake of mine. Paired with a cup of coffee, it is just a dream. Especially when the caramel has a little hint of salt. That sweet, salt flavour – wow.

So, I was on a mission to reduce the calories, sugar and up it protein content. Then I could eat guilt free millionaires shortbread as a post workout snack.

I have included an option to make this a vegan caramel shortbread with just one small change. I’ve been making these for a few years now and have learnt a few hacks and tricks along the way.

healthy millionaire shortbread

Here are my tips for high protein healthy millionaire shortbread:

  • Tip 1- Use the right protein powder. The best one I have found for these is PhD Diet Whey Protein
  • Tip 2 – When spreading the caramel layer, make sure you work from the outside in to avoid bringing the base up.
  • Tip 3 – If you like them super sweet, you can add honey or maple syrup to the chocolate topping
  • Tip 4 – Leave them to set in the freezer for an hour minimum

Healthy millionaires shortbread is very easy, and it’s high in protein too.

Ingredients for healthy millionaire shortbread

For the base:

* If you wanted to make this a vegan caramel shortcake then you could swap PhD Diet Whey Protein for The Protein Works or another vegan protein powder. You can read about some of the best protein shakes for various diets and intolerances on our blog.

For the caramel layer:

  • 125g soft dates – You can use Medjool dates, but if you are on a budget then dried or from a packet are fine, you might need to soak them if they are very dry though
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • Dash of milk (soy, cows, oat – doesn’t matter, it just helps loosen it up)

For the chocolate layer:


  • I use a Tupperware container and this fits perfectly to make 12 bite-sized healthy millionaires shortbreads.
  • Blender / hand blender 
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Method to make your healthy millionaire shortbread

  1. Put all the ingredients for the base in a bowl and combine. You will need to use the back of the spoon and squish it around. You know it is ready as when you push it down the mixture sticks together. Once it is ready, line the container with the mix. Push it down with the back of a spoon or your (clean) hands.
  2. Place this layer in the freezer while you prepare the caramel.
  3. All of the ingredients for the caramel layer go in the blender. Blend. You may need to add a splash of milk to loosen it up a little so it isn’t so thick, but you also don’t want it to be runny. More like the consistency of mashed potato.
  4. Take the base out of the freezer and top it with the caramel layer. Freeze this for around 20mins.
  5. For the chocolate layer, heat the coconut oil in a pan. Add your chocolate powder and mix until combined.
  6. Take your base and caramel layer out of the freezer and pour on the chocolate. Here you want to add a grind of sea salt.
  7. Put it back in the freezer to set. I leave it for around an hour. 
  8. When it has set, tip it upside down on a cutting board and it should fall out easily. Cut it from the base side – otherwise, the chocolate will snap. Turn them up the right way and there you have it! High protein healthy millionaires shortbread!

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