New Zealand Afghan Biscuit Recipe

Chocolate Afghan Biscuits on plateWhen I was spending a couple of months on the South Island of New Zealand, I’ve learned a lot about the kiwi food culture. Kiwi’s love their pies, sausage rolls and sweets!

One thing that’s a must have in any bakery or coffee shop in NZ, and something I just can’t keep my hands off, are the Afghan Biscuits!

This traditional chocolate biscuits recipe made with cornflakes are SO easy to make and SO YUMMY with your ‘cuppa’ tea or coffee 🙂

Ingredients for your Afghan Biscuit recipe

  • 200g butter, at room temperatureAfghan Biscuit recipe ingredients
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups cornflakes
  • 1 cup dark chocolate
  • Handful of walnuts

Step 1. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.

Step 2. Mix in the cocoa powder and flour and stir it into a compact mixture.

Step 3. For this step I always just use my hands which makes it easier. Crunch the cornflakes into the biscuit mixture until all combined.

Step 4. Depending on how many biscuits you want or on how big you want them roll them into balls and flatten them a bit on a pre lined baking tray.

Step 5. Bake them in a pre-heated 180c oven for 15min.

Step 6. While the biscuits cool down you can melt the dark chocolate in a heat proof bowl above a saucepan of simmering water.

Step 7. Ice the biscuits with a spoon of chocolate and top them off with a walnut piece.

There you have it! Your own homemade Afghan Biscuit recipe. Now just relax with a cuppa and book and before you know it they will be gone 😉


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