oat survival bars
3 C. raw or 2 minute Oats ( about 350 grams by weight)
1/4 tsp. salt ( to taste if you like)
3 T. honey
2 1/2 C. powdered milk ( about 200 grams by weight)
1 C. sugar ( 200 )
1/2 C. “Jelly” (best is lemon, don’t follow the instructions on the box, complements the honey- 1 packet 80 g)
1/4 C. water
add raisins if you like ( very good idea trust me – 100 grams )
Place all dry ingredients except Jelly in a bowl.
Bring water, honey, and Jelly to a boil.
Add to dry ingredients. Mix well.
Add some more water a little at a time until mixture is just moist enough to mold.
Place in a small square dish and dry in the oven under very low heat.
Wrap and store. (wrap in heavy duty foil not the cheap stuff and then in some PVC insulation tape. (black for fun ))
This will make 2 bars – one bar is enough for one day – 200 g of powdered milk has 1000 calories
and 350 grammes of oats has 1750 calories as well as 1161 calories for the sugar and gelatine and 220 cal for the raisins
4131 – divided by 2 is about 2065 per bar – excluding the other less prolific ingredients
2000 calories is about what a average person should eat in a day –
These will store for a long time if they are cooked until quite dry, and are excellent for emergency packs, etc. Eat dry, or cooked in about 3/4 C. water.
lol or you can just make crunchies — lol they are almost identical – but i don’t think they store as long — cause of the butter fat going rancid or the coconut tasting like soap…or the kids stealing them lol …
made some 4 years ago and ate them the other day — they were still the same as the day i made them — hard and dry — very dry — and inclined to break your teeth …. tip for if you actually make these make them smaller and cut into 6 pieces instead of 2 – they are easier to eat and if you wrap them up separately they are better to manage and ration should you need to — awesome IRON RATIONS
To really bolster the bars nutrition use baby formula instead of powdered milk .. again they may not last as long
and peanut butter also is a good additive for flavor … but again decrease shelf life …
Serving Size 1 serving (632.3 g)
Amount Per Serving Calories 2416
Calories from Fat 512
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 56.9g 88%
Saturated Fat 13.2g 66%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 528mg 22%
Total Carbohydrates 413.5g 138%
Dietary Fiber 52.9g 212%
Vitamin A 42%
Vitamin C 84%