Camper Cooking for Cold Days: Camp Desserts for the Winter

Desserts for WinterAs you probably already know,  Australia’s weather is much like a fickle-minded boy—always unsure and always changing his decisions. Even during the Winter (June to August) season, you’ll find that the temperatures vary from region to region, owing to the large size of the Land Down Under. The tropical northern areas are usually dry. Victoria is often powdery and bright with snow in the Australian Alps while the deserts and reefs remain the same all through the year.

Through our #SalamandaWinter series, we’ve written a few other things about what you can do to make the most of your snowfall experience in Australia especially in Victoria. We’ve listed 5 Winter Destinations in Australia You Shouldn’t Miss and another post for some Winter Essentials. This time, we’re fanning the flames of our campfire and we’re giving you recipes for dessert for the winter you can cook up whether you have plenty of time or are always on the go!

Desserts for the Winter Traveller

Photo from  Lauren's Latest
Photo from Serious Eats

Banana Boat

First up, we want something fruity in there and these famous treats are just perfect! We’re sliding this in the top of the list because some of the ingredients are most likely to be spoiled first. We’re looking at a refreshing way to end your first meal beside the campfire just outside of your campervan. For the Banana Boat, you’ll need the following:

  • Bananas

  • Chocolate bars or chocolate chips

  • Marshmallows

  • Aluminum foil

Here are the three steps to cook. To start off, cut your bananas in the middle (lengthwise) without removing the peels. Then, stuff the insides with chocolates and marshmallows. Finally, wrap the Boats in aluminum foils, place them on a grill or on top of hot coals and wait for 5-10 minutes!

If you want to change or add some ingredients, it’s totally up to you. You can add some other flavours and stuff like strawberries, cereals or even granola!

Photo from Lauren's Latest
Photo from Lauren’s Latest

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough S’mores

We found this one lying around on the Internet and we just couldn’t help but share it. The ingredients may intimidate you at first but it really is just simple. This recipe from Lauren’s Latest shows us how they made hot s’mores to fight cold winter nights.

  • Peanut butter

  • Sugar

  • Vanila

  • Flour

  • Milk

  • Graham crackers

  • Marshmallows

  • Chocolate bars

Mix all the cookie dough ingredients in a bowl until you have a clay-like consistency. This includes the peanut butter, sugar, vanilla, flour and milk. Set them aside. Then, toast the marshmallow over the fire. Simply assemble the snack by sandwiching the dough, the marshmallows and chocolate between the graham crackers.

Photo from Moms on Timeout
Photo from Moms on Timeout

Chocolate No-Bake Cookies

In your campervan travel, you deserve to have an easy and laid back journey. We know you want something that’s effortless but is oh-so-good too so we’ll try not to disappoint. Our last recipe was found on Mom On Timeout and it sure caught our attention for being oozingly camping-friendly. You don’t even need to go outside to cook! Here’s a list of the ingredients you need:

  • Sugar

  • Light corn syrup

  • Chocolate chips

  • Peanut butter

  • Quick oats

  • Coconut flakes

First, heat the sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan until it reaches a full boil. Then, remove the mixture from heat, add the chocolates and peanut butter until melted and combined. After that, add the oats and coconut and stir. Portion the cookies with a spoon and let cool. See? It’s that easy!

Now that you have the recipes, all you have to do is get those ingredients for your desserts for the winter and then book a campervan! Hire one from Salamanda Travel by visiting our website or calling +61 (0)7 3265 9295. Like our Facebook page and follow our Twitter account for more information and updates!

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