Alternative Millionaire Shortbread


When I was in Turkey last year they put tahini with things I wouldn’t have thought of… Like oats and honey 👌.

This made me think about how I could incorporate it into some sweet dishes as well as savoury. After a few attempts perfecting the recipe, here is my…..Alternative Millionaire Shortbread!!



100g cashews
65g oats
6 pitted dates
1 heaped tablespoon coconut oil – melted


100g pitted dates
50 mls milk – I use cashew milk, feel free to use any alternative plant-based or dairy milk.
3 tablespoons tahini
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1/2 tablespoon coconut oil (optional, adds shine!)
1 tablespoon cacao powder (again, optional)
75g dark chocolate – I use 95%, anything above 70% will do.


  1. Make the base:
    • Put the cashews, oats and dates into food processor and blitz until combined.
    • Add the coconut oil and blitz some more.IMG_20190823_183105.jpg
  2. Line a brownie tin with grease-proof paper
  3. Place the base mix into the brownie tin and press down with the back of a spoon to make it compact and even.IMG_20190823_183804.jpg
  4. Chill in the fridge whilst making the filling .
  5. For the filling:
    • Put all the ingredients for the filling into the food processor and blitz into a smooth texture. You might have to scrape down the sides occasionally.
  6. Take the filling and layer it onto the top of the chilled base.IMG_20190823_185953.jpg
  7. Place back into the fridge whilst making the topping.
  8. To make the topping:
    • Place the coconut oil, dark chocolate and cacao in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water to melt together, stirring occasionally.
  9. Leave to cool for 15 minutes or so (sadly this is a great time to do the washing up!)
  10. Pour the topping onto the top of the chilled filling/base.IMG_20190823_191650.jpg  IMG_20190823_191814.jpg
  11. Leave to chill for a few hours in the fridge to set.
  12. Slice and enjoy.
    • NOTE: slicing these can make the chocolate crack, the recipe will still taste just as good! If you want clean cut slices a way around this if you have a brownie tin with a grid on it (like this one):IMG_20190824_192955.jpg
    • Is you can press the grid down into the filling and base before pouring over the chocolate and then pour the chocolate into each square separately.
  13. Keep in a sealed container. They’ll keep for at least 5 days.

I’d love to hear from you if you make these to know how you get on!

Emma x