Friday Night Spicy Molasses Wings are easy to make

Servings: 4-6 serving(s)

Prep time: 35 minutes

Total time: 65 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

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Spicy Molasses Wings are extra easy to make.

Spicy molasses wings recipe

I have been teaching my kids to cook. Not complicated stuff, but lots of the basics: cookies, pizza (including the homemade dough), brownies, muffins, cakes. They’re constantly asking for wings so this recipe for spicy molasses wings is their new task.

It’s easy — the marinade has barely a handful of ingredients and the wings cook without much fuss.
spicy molasses wings are tasty & so easy to make
I remember learning to cook alongside my mom, licking the bowl and the beaters mostly.

My first cake, after I moved on from the Easy-Bake Oven, was a Jello cake. Then I moved onto cheese-and-bacon-things, Kraft pizzas and zucchini casserole.

I made wings for the first time last winter and that’s what got my kids hooked on them.

This recipe is simple enough for my kids to make on their own.

Spicy Molasses Wings Recipe


  • 1/3 cup soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/3 cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger or ½ tsp. dried ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • ¼-1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper (use cayenne for more heat)
  • 2 lbs. chicken wings or drumsticks
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped chives


  1. In a large bowl combine marinade ingredients (first 5 ingredients). Add the chicken and let marinate in the fridge, covered, for 30 minutes to overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 F. Spread wings in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet (one with a rim).
  3. Bake for 15 minutes, remove from oven and flip.
  4. Return to oven for another 10-15 minutes.
  5. To finish, broil for 5 minutes and flip. Broil another 5 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven, transfer to a plate and sprinkle with chopped chives.

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11 thoughts on “Friday Night Spicy Molasses Wings are easy to make

  1. Marjorie R. says:

    What a super recipe, who knew to cook with molasses this way.
    Many thanks for the recipe.

    1. Hi Marjorie, I’m so pleased that you discovered the wings and are enjoying other recipes as well. There are many more to come…

  2. Jessica Connors says:

    I not only like the tasty recipies that I make with Crosby’s Molasses but I use
    it for my pancakes and even on my toast in the morning.
    Never would have thought of using Molasses on my favorite Chicken wings
    ever so yummy.

    My daughter Myrna Cody now is also using more Molasses in her recipies.

    I also know that is is healthy.

    Thank You Bridget Oland

    Jessica Connors

    1. Hi Jessica, Using molasses for savoury dishes was a great discovery for me too. Great that your daughter is cooking with molasses…Thanks for putting her onto it.

    2. Jessica Connors says:

      Hi Bridget :

      The only thing I did not know that after opening Molaases it should be put in an
      air tight container in the refrigerator. I found this by doing a bit of reserach on my
      computer. Also looked up the difference in which molasses to buy. And I found the cooking molasses has a sharper taste and less sweet which I do like even when I am making my blender fruit drinks. These home made fruit drinks are so much more healthy than the juices one buys ready in cans, bottles or cartons.
      Thanks Bridget
      I will look forward to any new recipes.

      Jessica Connors

  3. Carol Lee Carol Lee says:

    Well as I am from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. I would guess you know how much Crosby’s Molasses, I used a month, everyone of my children and grandkids think Grandma’s can whip some of everything up for them and their friends when they head back to University or College after be home foe a weekend. But I love doing it for now, I keep telling them they have to get Grandmas a new Kitchen Aide, but not until the finish school, plus I bake for my sister and her family. lol That is a bit about me..

    1. Hi Carol Lee, So great to get your message. I think every child should grow up with a mom and grandmother who bakes them molasses cookies. It makes for wonderful memories…

  4. Joan Kenny Williams says:

    I enjoy ur recipies love baking in Fall and Winter

  5. EileenGouthro says:

    I grew up in Cape Breton too and had fresh molasses cookies after school. Couldn’t get better than that except homemade bread and molasses for dessert.

  6. Lynn says:

    I have never put molasses in an air tight container and refrigerated it….should I be doing this after it’s been opened…

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Lynn, Molasses is best stored at room temperature. It’s easier to pour when stored in the cupboard and it doesn’t benefit from being refrigerated.

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