Survival protein bars are becoming more and more popular among preppers and survivalist, but you can also find a few of them in any type of survival kit you can think of. These small snacks are ideal for emergency kits because they help you control hunger, they provide proteins and fats, but they also keep your calorie intake in control.
These survival protein bars contain the right amount of protein and fats to keep you energized after intense activity even in the harshest of environments. There are many brands you can chose from and the flavors vary from chocolate to berries. The problem with these survival protein bars is that they aren’t always cheap and you cannot stockpile them without spending a good amount of money. Rather than burning a hole in your budget, learn to make your own survival protein bars by following the below recipes.
Muesli Survival Protein Bars
Servings: 8 bars
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 ½ teaspoon chia seeds
- ¼ cup roasted Quinoa
- 1 tablespoon flour
- 2 scoops chocolate protein powder
- ¼ cup chocolate chips
- 1 average size mashed banana
- ¼ cup sliced almonds
- 2 cups muesli
- ½ cup unsweetened rice or almond milk
How to: Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Stir the rice milk with the mashed banana, chia seeds and honey in a bowl, and keep it aside. Use another bowl to combine all the other ingredients and make sure you toss it well. Pour the rice milk mixture over the dry ingredients and fold everything well.
Transfer the entire batter to a pan and bake for 25 minutes. Let it cool before removing the composition from pan and slice it in desired bar size.
Granola Survival Protein Bars
Servings: 10-12 bars
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
- ½ cup coconut or almond flour
- 1 tablespoon artichoke powder
- 1 cup Goji berries
- 2 tablespoons coconut butter
- A pinch of salt
- ½ cup chopped pistachios
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/3 cup hemp milk
- 1 vanilla bean
- 2 tablespoons chia seeds
- ½ cup coconut flakes
How to: This recipe is rather simple and all you need to do is combine all the ingredients together and spread them evenly into a terrine pan. Make sure you refrigerate the composition for at least an hour until it gets firm and set. Cut the survival protein bars into the desired length and pack them for later use.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Survival Protein Bars
Servings: 15 bars
- ¼ cup coconut flour
- 5 tablespoons peanut flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- 5 tablespoons soy protein isolate
- ½ cup and 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla crème stevia
How to: Start by lining a loaf pan with wax paper and put it aside. Next, combine the flours with soy protein and salt. Use a bowl to mix the coconut milk with stevia, almond milk and vanilla and stir well. Pour the mixture gradually in the flour mixture and whisk well to have a homogenous composition. Add ½ of the chocolate chips and fold them in the mixture, but be careful to not crush them. Transfer the mixture to the pan you set aside and spread evenly using a spatula.
Top the mixture with the remaining chocolate chips and freeze for at least 4 hours. Slice the survival protein bars into desired thickness and length.
Orange and Goji Survival Protein Bars
I’ve tasted these survival protein bars while traveling through the UK and they were recommended by an experienced outdoor enthusiast. They contain chili powder and they have a double role: provide you with an energy kick and warm your body during cold weather.
Servings: 5 bars
- 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
- ¾ cup ground almonds
- 1 ½ teaspoon chili powder
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- ¼ coconut flour
- ½ cup vanilla whey protein powder
- 1 tablespoon vanilla essence
- ¾ cup Goji berries
- 40 g melted dark chocolate (85% or 90% intensity)
How to: Start by combining the protein powder with coconut flour in a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients to the flour mixture and combine with milk while constantly stirring. Form the bar shapes based on your desired length and shape and place them on a cookie sheet. Melt the chocolate and let it cool for 3 to 5 minutes before dipping each protein bar into it.
Arrange them on the baking sheet and refrigerate the survival protein bars until the chocolate is completely firm.
Crunchy Ginger Survival Protein Bars
Servings: 10 bars
- ½ cup crystalized ginger (chopped)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ¼ cup coconut milk
- 1 ½ cup oats
- ½ cup chopped raw almonds
- ¼ cup honey
- 2 scoops protein powder
- ¼ cup shredded coconut
- 1 ½ cup corn flakes (brake them in bulky crumbs)
- ¼ cup sunflower seeds
How to: Start by melting the butter and add the honey while stirring well. Add the milk and the protein powder and stir well until everything is evenly combined. When you have a homogenous mixture remove the pan from the heat. Use a large bowl to mix the sunflower seeds, almonds, cornflakes, oats and 3/4 ginger pieces. Pour the liquid mixture on the dry ingredients and combine well. Transfer to a pan lined with wax paper and spread in an even layer.
Use the remaining ginger and shredded coconut as toping. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes at 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Allow the mixture to cool before cutting the survival protein bars in the desired thickness and length.
The best part about these survival protein bars is that they can also be used as desserts or comfort foods when times are tough and your kids will love them. Even more, they will stay fresh for a long time if packed and store properly in airtight containers.
These survival protein bars are a good addition to any survival pantry and you will save a lot of money by learning how to make them at home. Throw a few in your bag every time you go camping and you won’t have to worry about going hungry.
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