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What is the point of making these high-calorie bars? Well, you are going to want to use these when you are hiking or in a disaster. These bars are designed to hold the calories and fats in a small package. They can be very tasty and highly effective if you find a good recipe.
Do you think high-calorie bars are something you want for your food storage?
I got news for you, we have a good recipe.
- 5 cup dry milk powder
- 2 cup dry oats (standard or quick will work)
- 1 cup granulated sugar (could use brown sugar also)
- 3 T honey
- 3 T water
- 1 3-oz package gelatin (I used lemon)
- 1 cup peanuts, crushed slightly
- 1 cup raisins
This is a unique recipe because it uses dry milk powder. You could likely sub that for regular flour and while it wouldn’t be the same you would still get a bunch of calories into the recipe. Another great sub for the milk powder would be some crushed frosted flakes.
That said, let’s move on to the recipe.
You are going to want to warm up your honey, water, sugar and jello mix. Bring that mix to a quick boil and set it aside.
Next mix all of your dry ingredients, which is the remainder. Mix them thoroughly and be sure to get a good dispersal of ingredients throughout the mix. Finally, you are going to combine the dry and wet ingredients and mix that thoroughly. You do not want pockets of unmixed ingredients.
Roll them out portion them and bake them for about 20 mins. You decide the portion size. 2 by 2 is great but you can go as big as 4 by 4 and they will still carry well and do the trick.
Don’t forget to bag these up and freeze them or vac seal them for another day. High-calorie bars are great and I have even seen recipes that include properly processed acorns!