I love this recipe. I have been able to switch up some items to accommodate the different likes and dislikes in our house. Allegedly these are shelf stable and one comment that I saw said they can last upwards of 24 months if sealed properly. So far the batch that I made, which I split in half added chia seeds and Cranrasins to one batch and followed the instructions on the other half. These are being consumed quite fast. The bars cook like a brownie, crunchy sides and moist middle so that issue has to be fixed if I am planning on adding them to food storage. I know we could substitute carob chips for chocolate or a different flavor. DIY Shelf Stable Energy Bars I know there are various ways to make these. If anyone tries these and has a variation or tip please share.