- 3 C. Oatmeal (or barley flakes or wheat flakes)
- 2 1/2 C. powdered milk
- 3 TBSP honey
- 1/2 package citrus flavored gelatin
- 1 C. white sugar
Place all dry ingredients (except gelatin) into mixing bowl. Add 3 TBSP of water to the honey and
bring to a boil. Dissolve the gelatin in the honey-water mixture, then add it all to the dry ingredients. Mix well; add water a tsp 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 about the size of a kitchen match box. 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 canteen cup full of water. The bars may be placed in the oven and dried under very low heat, then wrapped in foil and stored indefinitely in a covered container.
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