Sometimes, a cellar full of food isn’t the most viable option for your individual or family survival food needs. You might not have a cellar, you might not have the funds to fill your non-existent cellar with canned and dehydrated food, and you also probably anticipate being any number of different places when disaster strikes.
Whether you are an avid camper or hiker, live in an urban environment, would like some survival food to keep in your car or backpack or simply really like the idea of DIY survival bars for whatever reason, this simple, delicious recipe is a great, caloric and cost-effective option. Thank you to foodstoragesurvival.com for this recipe.
The appeal of this recipe is that they are high-calorie and filling. Each bar has around 250-300 hundred calories and the sugar content will give you crucial energy to keep going, whatever the circumstance.
You can either bake or dehydrate this recipe, and the recipe includes instructions for both.
What you need:
- 2 1/2 cups powdered milk
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tbs honey
- 1 3oz package jello (lemon or orange)
What you do:
- Combine the oats, powdered milk and sugar in a bowl
- Mix the honey and jello with 2 tbs water in a saucepan and bring to a rolling boil
- Stir the honey/jello mixture into the oats and blend well
- Once the mixture is well-blended, spread it out onto either a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil OR spread onto dehydrator sheets
- Cut into bars, making sure there is a complete cut
- Bake the bars at 200 degrees Fareinheight for 1.5-2 hours, OR dehydrate at 145 degrees for 4-6 hours
- When done baking or dehydrating, make sure to let them cool completely
- Once cooled completely, break up the bars and store either in vacuum seal and/or mylar bags for long-term storage