Surival food bars

Here’s a treat for survivalists, backpackers, hikers, or anyone else looking for a dense, high-calorie food source that is non-perishable, easy to transport, and healthy. These “survival bars” can be cut into 2 inch by 2 inch squares and provide approximately 600 calories, 10 grams of fat, 25 grams of protein, and 40 grams of carbohydrates per bar.

This recipe will require the following ingredients:

  • Flax seed (3 tablespoons)
  • Frosted Flakes (1 cup)
  • Oatmeal (3 cups)
  • Protein powder (1 cup)
  • Peanut butter (2 tablespoons)
  • Olive oil (3 tablespoons)
  • Maple syrup (2 cups)
  • Honey (4 teaspoons)
  • Peanuts (1 cup)
  • Raisins (1 cup)

Step 1

Heat the syrup, honey, and olive oil in a saucepan over low heat, stirring every 60 seconds to keep the mixture from burning and/or forming a crust on top.

Step 2

Add 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and continue to stir until the peanut butter has melted.

Step 3

In a separate bowl, mix 3 tablespoons of flax seed, 1 cup of frosted flakes, 3 cups of oatmeal, 1 cup of protein powder, 1 cup of peanuts, and 1 cup of raisins. Mix thoroughly.

Step 4

Pour liquid mixture into bowl an stir until all dry ingredients are thoroughly coated.

Step 5

Pour mixture into flat baking pan and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until top begins to brown.

Step 6

Cut into 2 x 2 inch squares. Freeze and place in vacuum seal bags.

Four squares will provide 2,4000 calories, enough calories for a full day of hiking.