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This is a discussion on DIY Survival Bars within the Survival Food Procurement forums, part of the Off-Grid Lifestyle category; I've seen the recipe on the net for many years and finally decided to give it a go. Each pan is approximately 2,000 calories. Shelf-life ...

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    DIY Survival Bars

    I've seen the recipe on the net for many years and finally decided to give it a go.

    Each pan is approximately 2,000 calories. Shelf-life is approximately 20 years. Cost was just under $3 per batch.

    Our first batch was made with lemon gelatin. The taste is quite good, but the bars are very dry, which is to be expected.


    SURVIVAL BARS - 2000 calories




    2-1/2 cups Non-Fat Dry Milk
    2-1/2 cups Oats
    1 cup Sugar
    3 tbsp Honey
    3 tbsp Water
    1 pkg. Gelatin (any flavor)


    Mix oats, milk, and sugar. Set aside.
    Mix water, gelatin, and honey. Bring to rapid boil.
    Add wet mix to dry ingredients.


    Mix thoroughly, until slightly sticky and formable.
    Add up to 5 tsp Water as needed for consistency.


    In a parchment lined 13x9 pan, press evenly. Score.


    Bake at 200 degrees for 90-120 minutes. Cool thoroughly.


    20 year shelf-life when packaged in mylar bags w/ O2 absorbers.






















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    The thing I don't like is that you boil the honey, taking away all of its benefits. Raw, unprocessed honey is one of nature's super-foods. I would vote for trying it with honey put in with the dry ingredients.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thepeartree View Post
    The thing I don't like is that you boil the honey, taking away all of its benefits. Raw, unprocessed honey is one of nature's super-foods. I would vote for trying it with honey put in with the dry ingredients.
    That's true. I wonder if you could skip boiling the honey with the gelatin.
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    Looks difficult,I can't even open up some ALDI biscuits this morning. I was going to heat them up for the 15 minutes it takes to mix up the sweet breads

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    Thanks, sounds easy enough. I might have too give this one a try.

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    Sounds great! Thanks for posting. How is the texture? Is it like a soft granola bar or like one of those rock hard ones ie: nature's valley.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thepeartree View Post
    The thing I don't like is that you boil the honey, taking away all of its benefits. Raw, unprocessed honey is one of nature's super-foods. I would vote for trying it with honey put in with the dry ingredients.
    Good point.

    I will be making another batch using cherry gelatin. I will add the honey last during the mixing and see what happens.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arklatex View Post
    Sounds great! Thanks for posting. How is the texture? Is it like a soft granola bar or like one of those rock hard ones ie: nature's valley.
    It's hard and crunchy but not too terrible where you can't eat it. Water does help.
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    I would think if you used unflavored gelatin they would taste more honey like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrsInor View Post
    I would think if you used unflavored gelatin they would taste more honey like.
    The lemon flavor was quite nice. Reminded me of those hostess lemon pies.
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    Pretty awesome. I'm gonna try it with turbinado sugar and the honey method mentioned before. :thumbup:

 

 
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