- 3 C. cereal (oatmeal, cornmeal, or wheat flakes)
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 3 T. honey
- 2 1/2 C. powdered milk
- 1 C. sugar
- 1/2 C. Jello (optional)
- 1/4 C. water
- add raisons if you like
Place all dry ingredients except Jello in a bowl. Bring water, honey, and Jello to a boil. Add to dry ingredients. Mix well. Add 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. This will make 2 bars, each containing approx. 1000 calories or enough food for one 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.
One bar contains only half of the nutrients of the whole recipe and therefore you may wish to set aside two bars per day to get the following:
NUTRIENT PERCENT RDA
|Total lipid (fat)||12%|
|Carbohydrate, by diff.||93%|
|Total saturated fat||8%|
|Total dietary fiber||60%|
|Linoleic Acid (18:2/n6)||122%|
|Linolenic acid (18:3/n3)||9%|
|Methionine + Cystine||396%|
|Phenylalanine + Tyrosine||630%|
Probably the biggest problem is the low vitamin C. However, in a pinch, a person could live a long time off these bars alone. They are also a bit short in the calorie department, but are excellent in protein, over half of the B vitamins, and excellent in the minerals category. These bars, no last as long.
Al doubt, nutritionally beat many of the expensive bars you can purchase from the different companies, and properly sealed would probably
- 2 lbs pitted dates
- 2 lbs figs
- 2 lbs raisins
- 2 cups cashew pieces
- 2 cups sesame seeds
- 2 cups peanut butter
1. Mix all ingredients except for peanut butter through a meat grinder.
2. Add peanut butter and mix well.
3. Roll out into 1/2 inch thick sheets.
4. Cut into bars and wrap well.
Makes 60 2 ounce bars
Homemade Survival Energy Bars
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- l tsp. vanilla extract
- l cup granola
- 1/2 cup raisins (or any chopped dried fruit)
- 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts (or your favorite nut)
- 1 1.69 oz. pkg. M&M’s chocolate candies (or you can substitute carob chips)