Chocolate Afghans


 Wheat & gluten free Afghans

Chocolate Afghans

Afghans are a favourite from everyone's childhood - rich and sturdy and full of cocoa. These ones bring them into the future as they are wheat and gluten free and filled with chocolate chips while retaining the traditional firmness and flavour of the old-style afghans. This recipe makes 14, or enjoy them here at the cafe. Truly delicious.


  • 200gm butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup potato flour
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 cups cornflakes - crushed roughly with hands
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  1. Cream butter, sugar and vanilla essence in a cake mixer or by hand until light and fluffy
  2. Carefully add flour, cocoa and baking powder. Mix till combined
  3. Add cornflakes and choc chips and mix again
  4. Place 60gm portions onto a baking tray lined with baking paper
  5. Push down slightly with a fork
  6. Bake at 180C for 20 mins. Cool
  7. Ice with a chocolate icing or ganache and top with half a walnut

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