Decadent Malteaser Afghans


My Gran always had tins of baked goodies on top of the fridge my whole child! The best part was opening the tins and seeing what delicious surprises awaited, one of course was often afghans. Here is my twist of Gran’s afghans.

Malteaser Afghans

Malteaser Afghans


  • 200 gm of butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups of flour
  • 1/4 cup of cocoa
  • 2 cups of corn flakes

For the Topping

  • 2 cups of icing sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons of water (approx.)
  • A few drops of vanilla essence
  • 1 cup of Malteasers cut in half


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180°C
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  3. Add flour and cocoa into the creamed mixture
  4. Fold in the cornflakes
  5. Take a spoon full at a time, shape into balls and place on a tray covered with baking paper and bake for around 25 minutes
  6. Once cool, prepare your icing by placing the icing sugar in the bowl, add butter and stir
  7. Add sufficient water to mix to a spreadable consistency
  8. Icing your afghans then decorate with Malteasers
Afghans pre-oven

Afghans pre-oven





Out of the Oven

Out of the Oven

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s