I love getting ideas from my followers and so often when I share my Afghan Biscuit recipe I get told to turn it onto an Afghan Biscuit Slice – so here we go!
Many biscuit recipes are great made into slices, they become like one big cookie and are delicious. These are no exception. The best bit of course is that there is no rolling! Biscuits and cookies are so easy to make, but the rolling time can be tedious – this takes that out of the equation!
People often wonder where the name came from for these biscuits, they are a Kiwi staple! There are several theories – some that it looks like the mountainous regions of Afghanistan, others that it was created during a time of an Afghan war, some in reference to the colour – but one thing is for sure – this is a well loved and much made biscuit in New Zealand which has been around for 80 years!
My Afghan biscuit recipe comes from my Grandma, love these hand me down recipes, they are always the best, tried and trusted. You can find that recipe here. They are a lovely soft chocolate biscuit with crunchy cornflakes within, however with a much lower sugar content than you expect in a normal cookie, this is however made up with the icing, a lovely chocolate icing and of course a walnut on the top! I love this version as it is not crumbly like some you find, but light and delicious.
Grandma’s Afghan Biscuits Recipe
Making these biscuits into a slice is very easy, the process is exactly the same as the original, but you simply spread it into a slice tin and bake for a little longer, ice and decorate with walnuts. The original is made with cornflakes but you can substitute weetbix if you have that on hand. You will find using a food mixer or electric beater best to be able to cream the butter and sugar.
I use my basic chocolate icing for this and so many slice recipes, it is so lovely and super simple to make using just the following ingredients:
I have begun to share recipes that originated as a much loved cookies and I have changed into a slice – these are HUGE hits on the blog so be sure to check them out too, I have a few more ideas so watch this space.
Delicious Anzac Slice
Anzac Slice with Caramel Centre
Caramilk Cookie Slice
Let me know in the comments below if you have a cookie recipe that you think would go just as well as a slice!
So onto the recipe for my version of Afghan Biscuit Slice, super simple.
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Love your recipes, have made so many . And also the fact that it has the grams measurement in the recipes as well cuts my time down so thank you
bev mckay says
this was a hit in my house, so much easier than fiddling around with little afghans, thought it was a lot finer recipe using weetbix, next time I will use cornflakes for more crunch. I also made the mix half again
Suzanne Dixon says
Making this today. It would make a great base for cheesecake.
Lynley Barclay says
Love this recipe. Just a query about the 2020gms icing sugar in icing. I used 1 1/2 cups and this was ok.
Whoops! That was an unfortunate typo! Thank you, I have updated it now.
Andrea Bungard says
Mine turnt our very crumbly ! Tastes lovely though – recipe followed so wondering whEre I went wrong, possibly too thin .
Being both undercooked and overcooked can cause it to be crumbly or as you say too thin. Hard to know though sorry.
Maria Kember says
Hi Anna, I made the Afghan Slice today. It tastes delicious!! Do you freeze this Slice?
Yes you can, possibly better to freeze uniced, this icing doesn’t thaw as well as fresh.
Rowena Taylor says
I use this as the base for caramel square.
What a great idea!