Easy to Make Ration/Survival Bars

Sorry for a lack of photographic aid, but this is fairly straightforward and shouldn't be too hard.

Serves 6 at 1000 calories a bar. I recommend cutting into 12 or more equal bars.

- 1 cup softened butter

- 1 cup sugar (I used brown sugar)

- 3 tbsp. light corn syrup (or a little more to taste)

- 3 tbsp. honey (called for raw, I used homogenized)

- 1/2 tsp vanilla

- 9-1/2 cups finely ground rolled oats

- 1/2 cup sliced almonds


1 - Cream together butter, sugar, corn syrup, honey, and vanilla.

2 - Grind rolled oats using food processor or coffee grinder (I used a Magic Bullet and ran the almonds through as well).

3 - Softly stir in almonds and oats.

4 - Press into a 13"x9" pan (or similar).

5 - Bake at 325 F for 15-20 minutes. DO NOT OVER COOK.

6 - VERY IMPORTANT - As soon as you remove the pan from the oven, press the mixture firmly with a spatula.

7 - Cut into squares and let cool in the pan.

Obviously use alternatives to almonds if you're concerned about nut allergies.

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    4 years ago

    Mind doing pics of the entire process? Otherwise, great 'ible!


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Feel like you could throw in some choclate chips and marichino cherries to give it a bit more flavor