Tip, Trick & a Recipe: Sweet Molasses

Molasses is a by-product of sugar making. Molasses is what is left when the sugar is separated from the juice from the sugar cane. There are three grades of molasses: light, dark, and blackstrap.

Here’s today’s TRICK:

When using molasses, lightly grease whatever you’re measuring it in so it doesn’t stick and drops out easily with no sticking.

And here’s a TIP:

Blackstrap molasses are full of B vitamins and are good for you. Look for them in the grocery store, keep the jar closed up in a dark pantry and it will last a good long time.

And your RECIPE:

Crock Chicken Drumsticks

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Servings 4 servings


  • 8 skinless chicken drumsticks
  • 8 ounces chili sauce this is by the ketchup in the grocery store
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons molasses
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons salsa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Place chicken in a slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients; pour over chicken.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours.


LC SERVING SUGGESTION: A big bowl of broccoli slaw (use a ready-made mix and toss with low fat mayo and a little rice vinegar).
SERVING SUGGESTION: Add buttered corn on the cob.
KOSHER: Use vegetarian Worcestershire sauce.
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure chili sauce, molasses, Worcestershire sauce, and salsa are gluten free.
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