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Protein Caramel Shortbread

It's here!

For months I have been trying to recreate a lower calorie/higher protein version of one of my favourite cake slices - a caramel shortbread & after MANY failed attempts i've finally cracked it.

If you're craving something sweet this one really hits the spot & unlike regular shortbread it's gluten free too.

The caramel topping is made from light condensed milk. In order to create the caramel you need to boil the milk. This part is a little time consuming - as it needs to be boiled for 2-3 hours. You can either do this by heating the whole can (unopened) in a saucepan of water on the hob, or (as I did) in the oven. The recipe requires you to use part of the milk in the base so if you only want to use one can then pour the remaining milk into a small bowl, place that bowl in a larger bowl filled with water, cover with tin foil & place in the oven at 150C for 1.5-2 hours.

NOTE - Make sure it's light condensed milk you're using otherwise the shortbread won't be quite so diet friendly!

The chocolate layer on these shortbreads is made from melted milk chocolate chips. If you wanted to make the shortbreads even "skinnier" omit half of the chocolate chips for 30g "Choc Shot" (a hot chocolate syrup found in the hot chocolate section of most supermarkets). If you've made my other recipes before it's likely you'll already have some of this stuff knocking around in your cupboards.