Campervan cooking – The Clever Camper Cookbook plus GIVEAWAY

Campervan cooking – The Clever Camper Cookbook plus GIVEAWAY

Before heading off in the campervan, I do try to give some thought to our meals and snacks. If we are heading away for the weekend, I often think ahead and try to prepare meals at home. We have a fridge and freezer in the camper, so preparing meals beforehand at home can save so much time whilst we are away. However, preparing meals and cooking in the campervan can be a challenge – there is limited space and it is hard to store lots of ingredients and fresh food. I am always looking for inspiration for some healthy meals that we can cook whilst on the road, so when we were sent The Clever Camper Cookbook – I was hoping we would find some great dishes that can be prepared in a small space and that are super easy to make.

Megan Winter-Barker and Simon Fielding, the Authors of The Clever Camper Cookbook, both grew up in the Lake District and are keen travellers. Having spent months in their camper, they have put together a collection of their favourite recipes that they came up with on their travels. The recipes are designed to help you to maximise space, use up leftovers and cook delicious food whilst on your travels. The Clever Camper Cookbook is available online and from all good book retailers.

The Clever Camper Cookbook has some really lovely ideas in it. What I love is that the dishes are all delicious, simple, no fuss recipes that you can enjoy and that still allow you to make the most of your time on the road. Even better – they are dishes that won’t break the bank if you are on a tight budget. I particularly love the spaghetti bolognese recipe that you can then turn the leftovers into a spicy chilli the following day – such a time saver. The recipes in the book make enough for two people, but the quantities can be increased according to family size. Another great feature of the book is the shopping list that includes a list of items to stock up on for a week’s camping and cooking.

We tried out the rocky road bars and they went down a real treat – the kids absolutely loved them.

The rocky road bars are so easy to make, and are a great treat whilst on the road. I’m setting a scene for you here….there is nothing better than stumbling across a hidden cove and stopping by for a couple of hours. Sitting back and watching the kids run around in their wellies enjoying that spur of the moment stop off, sipping on coffee and tucking into a slice of rocky road. There is something special about those simple moments, don’t you think?

Here is the recipe extracted from the Clever camper Cookbook for you to try;


No baking, no fuss, these are the perfect campervan treats for picnics or refueling on long walks. Don’t worry about measuring ingredients precisely—rough amounts will work just fine!


3 ½ oz (100g) your favorite cookies (biscuits)

5 tablespoons (70g) butter

3 ½ oz (100g) chocolate buttons

2 tablespoons honey

3 ½ oz (100g) marshmallows, chopped into small pieces


Place your cookies (biscuits) in a sandwich bag or wrap in a clean kitchen towel and bash up into different sizes, from dust to small chunks.

Melt the butter in a pan with the chocolate and the honey over a low heat.

Take the pan off the heat and add the broken cookies and the marshmallows and mix together well. You could also add nuts, dried fruit, or even popcorn to your rocky road bars at this point.

Tip the mixture into a foil-lined tin or plastic container—anything that you can put in the fridge. Squash the mixture down so it will stick together when it sets.

Place in the fridge for at least 2 hours. When it has set, cut into squares and tuck in. Enjoy!

Mix it up

Try substituting 2 tablespoons of peanut butter for 2 tablespoons of the butter to make your bars extra moreish!

Recipe extracted from The Clever Camper Cookbook by Megan Winter-Barker and Simon Fielding. Published by Dog ‘n’ Bone Books on the 13th March and available from all good book retailers.

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  1. iain maciver
    March 13, 2018 / 11:23 am


  2. Annabel Greaves
    March 13, 2018 / 2:32 pm


  3. Tracy Nixon
    March 13, 2018 / 8:29 pm


  4. laura banks
    March 13, 2018 / 8:35 pm

    some cashew nuts

  5. March 13, 2018 / 8:59 pm

    I love those vans at Lowther. Lol!

  6. Emma C
    March 13, 2018 / 9:46 pm

    Maltesers or raisins

  7. John Menzies
    March 14, 2018 / 11:39 am

    Hundreds and thousands

  8. louise lumsden
    March 14, 2018 / 12:03 pm

    I love coconut so I’d get one of those solid coconut cream blocks and grate some in so the mixture doesn’t get too wet & I’d also add some roughly chopped glace cherries

  9. aj
    March 14, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    salted caramel

  10. Tracey Peach
    March 14, 2018 / 6:27 pm

    I would add some smarties!

  11. Andrea Upton
    March 14, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    I like nuts so I would add some pecans

  12. Sheena Batey
    March 14, 2018 / 10:25 pm

    Glace cherries

  13. Juli Savage
    March 15, 2018 / 10:44 am


  14. Elzbieta Znyk
    March 15, 2018 / 3:22 pm


  15. Mary H
    March 15, 2018 / 3:28 pm

    I’d chuck some dried apricots and almonds in the rocky road bars.

  16. Elizabeth Smith
    March 15, 2018 / 5:38 pm


  17. Mo
    March 15, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    Some ingredients I would like to add to the Rocky road bars are some: raisins and dessicated coconut.

  18. Paula Barker
    March 15, 2018 / 8:32 pm


  19. ElizM
    March 16, 2018 / 8:34 am

    looks good to me as it is, I wouldn’t add a thing

  20. Abigail Jervis
    March 16, 2018 / 10:09 am

    Raisins or white chocolate

  21. Helen Rosbotham
    March 16, 2018 / 1:18 pm

    Glacé cherries

  22. Andy Davison
    March 17, 2018 / 2:03 pm

    Broken up smarties 😀

  23. Laura Pritchard
    March 17, 2018 / 7:16 pm

    Coconut would be nice!

  24. Jade Hewlett
    March 18, 2018 / 12:39 pm

    I would add some M&Ms to the rocky road

  25. Gabriel Martini
    March 18, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    I would add some Nuts and dried fruit

  26. Michelle Ferguson
    March 18, 2018 / 2:39 pm

    I would add maltesers

  27. Carole Nott
    March 18, 2018 / 3:42 pm

    I not sure you can beat the present recipe – but perhaps more nuts

  28. kimberley ryan
    March 18, 2018 / 4:25 pm

    I would maybe add some raisins or cherries

  29. pete c
    March 19, 2018 / 1:38 pm

    just a little bit of cinnamon

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