Survival Bars

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This is a snack food recipe I have had for nearly 30 years. It is very filling and has a tendency to expand when consumed with liquids; therefore, eat sparingly and gradually to avoid bloated feeling. It is especially great for backpacking or camping trips as it does not require refrigeration. May be made ahead of time and frozen.

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  1. In a large bowl, mix together oatmeal, powdered milk and brown sugar.
  2. Add 3 tablespoons water to honey and bring to a boil. Dissolve 1/2 package (3-oz. size) lemon gelatin powder in honey-water mixture.
  3. Add honey-gelatin mixture to dry ingredients. Add any desired optional ingredients. After mixing, add additional water (1 teaspoon at a time), as necessary, until mixture is moist enough to mold.
  4. Mold into a 9" square pan lined with non-stick foil. Cut into bars; wrap individually in foil, if desired.