Easy Afghan Recipe

I have recently discovered Afghans, and just how quick and easy they are to make.
Here is a super quick recipe that I found on the Chelsea Sugar Website. Lets face it, who doesn't like a quick homemade biscuit, and if you have seen any of my other recipes, you will know, If they are not quick, or 3 ingredients, I don't even bother with them.

    200g softened butter
    ½ cup sugar
    1 tsp vanilla essence
    1 ¼ cups of plain flour
    ¼ cup cocoa
    1 ½ cups cornflakes (I ended up using 2 cups)

    Preheat your oven to 180°C.
    Beat butter, sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.

    Sift in the flour and cocoa, add the cornflakes then stir thoroughly until the mixture is combined.
    Place heaped teaspoonfuls onto a greased baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes.

    For the topping, I just melted chocolate and spooned it on top - you can also make a icing to pour over them.

    I love how quick these are to make, I have been making them weekly, I make them medium size, so am getting around 20, which last 2 days in our house, if we are lucky.


  1. Yum ... will be trying this :)

  2. I am the world's worst baker (ask Emmy, she'll sell me out) but we'll give these a go because a) they're my favourite treat EVER and b) because I'm hungry right now haha

    1. I don't bake unless it's super easy - I think these are fail proof :) let me know how you get on :)

  3. Yum, these sound delicious Claire. I might have to give a gluten free version a go...

    1. Ooooh - and you can get gluten free corn flakes now too - so super easy :) I'm going to be making another batch today - they seem to be my weekend staple these days :)

  4. Stop it!! These look so good Claire. I love your super easy recipes.

    1. Thanks - :) it's about the only thing I get a chance to bake at the moment :p

  5. Baking's got to be really simple for me too! These look great - might have to add them to my (very small) repertoire!