National Molasses Bar Day

National Molasses Bar Day

National Molasses Bar Day is the best day to get molasses for the first time. Molasses (or treacle in British English) is a thick sugary syrup that’s made from sugarcane and sugar beets. It contains high amounts of calcium, magnesium, and iron.

Beet molasses contains 50% sugar by weight. Molasses desugarization can sometimes be used to extract sugar from beet syrup. Cane molasses is used more often in cooking.

Molasses is actually a Portuguese word for honey, which comes from the Latin “melaco”, meaning “honey.” The sweet and sticky stuff has been used in food since the 1500s. It can be used in many ways, including cookies, gingerbreads, sauces and dark rye breads. Molasses can also be used to make beer, such as porters or stouts. Molasses is made from dates, grapes, and pomegranates in Middle Eastern culture. You can mix it with magnesium chloride to make deicing or add nutrients to the soil to increase microbial activity. It was used to mix glue with ink rollers on early printing presses.

For Molasses Day, however, you are more interested in making a Molasses Bar than using it for any other cooking. Molasses bars, which are chewy snacks that many enjoy, often contain cinnamon and other spices.

Making your own molasses bars is the best way to celebrate Molasses Bar Day. Once you have tried these homemade molasses cookies, you will never go back to plain gingerbread cookies. The bars are moist and chewy due to the consistency of molasses, while the ginger’s tangy sweetness offsets it. These bars are addictive, but be careful!

Prep time: 20 minutesCook time: 16-18 minutesTotal time: under 40 minutes


Aug 02 2024


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