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)
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.
Add 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and continue to stir until the peanut butter has melted.
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.
Pour liquid mixture into bowl an stir until all dry ingredients are thoroughly coated.
Pour mixture into flat baking pan and bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until top begins to brown.
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.