• 200 g softened butter
  • ½ cup soft brown sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups flour
  • ¼ cup cocoa
  • 2 cups cornflakes

  • Chocolate Icing
  • 1 Tbsp softened butter
  • 1 ½ cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 Tbsp cocoa, sifted
  • 2 Tbsp boiling water
  • 15 walnut halves

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Lightly grease two baking trays or line with baking paper.

2. Cream butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Sift flour and cocoa together, add to the creamed mixture and stir until combined. Stir through the cornflakes.

3. Roll dessertspoonfuls of the mixture into balls and place on a baking tray, allowing room for them to spread. Press each ball lightly with a fork.

4. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until cooked. Remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

5. Make the chocolate icing by beating the butter, icing sugar and cocoa together. Add enough boiling water so the icing is just spreadable. Spread over cooled biscuits and decorate each with a walnut half.

Rate and Review

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Reviews (10)

Sarah Hailes's Review | Rating

Fabulous!! This is such an easy recipe, my children help me bake these every time! Quick, taste delicious and so great for lunch boxes!! Love them - I remember baking Afghans with my mother when I was little, it's nice to know that my children will get to have the same lovely memories :-)

Jenny Hammond's Review | Rating

Taste lovely, easy to make and good for lunch and supper. I put 1 cup icing sugar and 1 Tbsp cocoa is enough for chocolate icing.

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Marara's Review | Rating

My 30 years old boys love the afghans. Taste so good they say. A family affair.

Brenda's Review | Rating

Hi, I havent made these yet, but was enquiring why you use brown sugar, Ive only ever used white, any difference? thanks

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Hi Brenda

Thank you for your query. We prefer to to use brown sugar as it gives a richer, more caramelised flavour but you can definitely substitute for white sugar in this recipe :)

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Ashlea Harris's Review | Rating

Tried many afghan recipes before coming across these ones and they are fab!

Carolyn Jones's Review | Rating

great recipe, very easy and economical to make. will definitely be making these again

Kiwi Cook's Review | Rating

I made these but they all just melted into one biscuit. What did I do wrong?

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Hi Kiwi Cook

We're really sorry the afghans didn't turn out right. Could you try creaming the butter and sugar together so ensure that the butter was not melted only softened? Hopefully this helps, please let us know how you get on. Thanks, The Food in a Minute team