Buaraba Creek Road

We found a beautiful patch of land out at Buaraba, west of Brisbane, several years ago which Joel’s parents purchased for all the family to use for weekends or holidays. We have only been once since Elliott was born. That fourth baby has tipped the balance and it is so hard to keep an eye on four children while camping next to a creek with snakes hidden all over the place and the odd herd of neighbouring cattle wandering through. I trust we will get more use out of this amazing place once Elliott is a little bit older.

There is 10kms of dirt road to make it to our property. The last 5kms are so incredibly rocky. I remember driving along it heavily pregnant and I tried to suspend myself over the car seat believing this to make a smoother drive.

Here is a picture of Joel trying to make repairs to our old car which did not fair well on this rocky road. I could not find any pictures of the truly rocky part of the road, just these lovely serene winding country roads at Buaraba.

But this recipe is the next best thing to Buaraba Creek Road even though I have included snakes. The edible version. A good stand by recipe for gifts at Christmas, Fathers Day etc that the kids can make. I used this in the ice-cream cake too.

buaraba creek road

1 packet pink and white marshmallows, use scissors to chop in half
1 packet of jubes or snake lollies, use scissors to snip into small pieces
a few handfuls of strawberries and cream lollies, use scissors to chop in half
a few handfuls of crushed nuts (or chunks of toasted macadamia nuts)
a few handfuls of desiccated coconut
4 x 200g blocks of Cadbury milk chocolate, chopped
60g copha, chopped

Line a 20 x 30cm baking tin. Layer the marshmallows, lollies, nuts and coconut.

Melt chocolate and copha in a saucepan over a low heat, stirring constantly. Pour over the mixed lollies and other goodies. Refrigerate until firm.

Cut into chunks and store in fridge.

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