- 3 cups cereal (oatmeal, barley flakes or wheat flakes)
- 2 1/2 cups powdered milk
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1/2 package citrus flavored gelatin
- 1 cup white sugar
- Optional: (chocolate chips or mixed fruit)
Directions for mixing:
Place all dry ingredients (except gelatin) into mixing bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of water to the honey and bring it to a boil. Dissolve the gelatin in the honey-water mixture, then add it all to the dry ingredients. After mixing well, add water a teaspoon at a time until the mixture is barely moist enough to be molded. Pack in a refrigerator dish or other mold. This recipe makes two bars (each bar 1/2 the size of a match box), or drop on cookie sheet (bite size for eating).
Each bar will provide about 1,000 calories and is sufficient food for one day. It can be eaten dry, or cooked with about 2/3 of a canteen cup full of water.
The bars may be placed in the oven and dried under very low heat — 250 degrees F., then wrapped in foil and stored indefinitely in a covered container .
(Source: Handout from Utah Division of Comprehensive Emergency Management, “72 Hour Emergency Survival Kit – Plus – Food & Water Storage)
NOTE: The size package of gelatin was not specified, nor the amount of time required for drying in the oven in these instructions. I tried googling to see if I could find any specific amounts and was not successful. Your best guess will have to do until we hear from someone who has actually tried these. 🙂
In the past when I have had a premonition to do something for preparedness, I have done it, but I have thought that it would be for “someone” who might need it. After this past year, I have learned that that “someone” is my family and I. So now, I will do flavors and things that I like, because I might be eating it!
- 2 cups oats
- 2 1/2 c. powdered milk
- 1 c sugar
- 3 tbs. honey
- 1 pkg. orange or lemon jell-o (3 oz)
- 3 Tbl. water
Combine oats, powdered milk and sugar. In a medium pan mix water, jell-o and honey. Bring to a boil. Add dry ingredients. Mix well. (If the dough is too dry, add a small amount of water a teaspoon at a time.) Shape dough into a loaf. (About the size of a brick.) Place on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Cool. Wrap in aluminum foil to store. This bread will keep indefinitely and ach loaf is the daily nutrients for one adult.
I think that I would put the loaf in a seal-a-meal bag after I knew for sure that it was dried out. I’d hate for a mouse or something else (spiders) to get to it after the expense and time it took to make it. I actually tried this and it tasted pretty darn good. I tripled the recipe using cherry, and white sparkling grape jell-o (Combined) instead of orange and it was still yummy. Tripled, it made 5 beautiful “pink” bricks. This is something that you could sick in your emergency backpacks and car kits if you wanted to.
Some have replaced the sugar with honey and said that it works just fine. There might not be as many calories, but it worked just the same.I think that I will try that next time.
Recipe via. Rebecca Lee