Time to make: 25 mins
( Hands-on time: 10 mins )
(at time of publication)
Nutrition Info.(per serve)
- 200g reduced-fat spread, softened
- 1/2 cup castor sugar
- 1 cup plain flourall purpose flourX
- 1 cup wholemeal flour
- 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 cups cornflakes
- oil spray
- 1 cup icingfrostingX sugar
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1 tablespoon hot water
- 30 (about 1/3 cup) walnut halves
Total fat 5g
Saturated fat 1g
Dietary fibre 1g
1 Preheat oven to 180°C . Cream spread and sugar until light and fluffy. In a small bowl mix flours and cocoa together then add to spread mixture. Fold in corn flakes.
2 Spoon mounds of mixture onto a greased baking tray, gently pressing together and flattening. Bake at for about 15 minutes or until set. Cool on a rack.
3 To make icing, sift icing sugar and cocoa into a bowl. Mix vanilla and water together. Pour into icing sugar and stir until combined. Spread on top of cold afghans and top each with a walnut half.
Makeover! You save…per serve
110kJ or 26 cal
2g total fat
3g sat fat
What we did
- Replaced butter with reduced-fat spread
- Used some wholemeal flour
- Reduced amount of cocoa
- Halved the quantities of icing ingredients and omitted butter
- Make it gluten free: Use gluten-free baking mix instead of flours, and check cocoa and cornflakes are gluten free.
- Try using sultana bran flakes instead of corn flakes for a non-traditional but equally delicious version.
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