In a large bowl, add the flaxseeds, oats, powdered milk and sugar. Stir until everything is combined, then set aside.
In a small saucepan, add the jello dry mix, three tablespoons of honey and three tablespoons of water. Note that you won't be preparing the jello according to the package directions, so you don't need to prepare it beforehand.
Turn the heat to medium-low, then bring the mixture to a rolling boil as you stir constantly. Let the jello boil for one full minute before removing it from the heat.
Pour the hot jello mixture into the bowl with the oats and flaxseed mixture. Let the hot jello cool slightly before mixing with your hands to check that all of the dry mixture is moist enough.
If the mixture is too dry, gradually add a tablespoon of water until it's moist enough, but mix the dough again after each tablespoon. Make sure the mixture isn't too wet because the bars won't have as long a shelf life.
If the oat mixture maintains its shape when you squeeze it in your hands, it's ready.
Line a 9×12 baking dish with parchment paper or foil. Use a measuring cup to press the bars firmly into the lined baking dish.
Use a sharp knife to cut the bars out before baking. Run the knife through the pressed oat mixture and cut all the way through. This will help prevent crumbling later since the bars will dehydrate in the oven.
Place the bars in a preheated oven and bake for one and a half to two hours or until very dry and crisp. The low oven should dry out the bars.
Once done, remove the bars from the oven and set them aside to cool. Store the bars in an airtight container, Mylar bag, or a vacuum-sealed bag. The bars should last one year.
Eat the energy bars whenever you need a quick energy boost.
How to store the energy bars
Since the bars dried out in the oven, most of the moisture is removed from the dough. This is a good thing because this means there's less of a chance that bacteria will contaminate the bars during storage.
Store the bars in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
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