Molasses Bar Day

February 8

When is Molasses Bar Day?

Molasses Bar Day happens on Thursday February 8, 2024.

Celebrate Molasses Bar Day – The Sweet Way!

February 8th is Molasses Bar Day, and it’s a day to celebrate the deliciousness of molasses in all its forms. But have you ever wondered what makes a molasses bar different from a molasses cookie? Read on to find out!

Molasses Bars vs Molasses Cookies

Molasses bars and molasses cookies are both made with dark, flavorful molasses, but they are prepared differently. Molasses bars are usually thin and chewy, and they’re made with ingredients like flour, baking powder, butter or oil, eggs, and sugar. They’re typically topped with things like nuts or shredded coconut for added flavor.

Molasses cookies, on the other hand, are thicker than a molasses bar and more cake-like in texture. They’re usually made with softened butter or margarine, brown sugar (usually light brown), eggs, baking soda, flour, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg (or other spices), salt and of course – molasses.

The Differences

The main difference between these two treats is the amount of sweetness each contains. A traditional molasses bar has less sugar than a cookie because it doesn’t contain any additional sweeteners such as icing or glazes. This means that the flavor of the molasses is front-and-center in a molasses bar – something that can be lacking in a heavily sweetened cookie. On the other hand, the addition of extra sweeteners gives cookies an intense sweetness that some people may prefer over plainer bars.

No matter which treat you choose to celebrate Molasses Bar Day with this year – either chewy bars or cakey cookies – you can rest assured that it will be deliciously sweet! So whip up your favorite recipe and get ready to enjoy one of life’s greatest pleasures – celebrating with food! Happy Molasses Bar Day!

When does Molasses Bar Day happen next year?

Molasses Bar Day will happen on the following upcoming dates:

  • Saturday February 8, 2025
  • Sunday February 8, 2026
  • Monday February 8, 2027
  • Tuesday February 8, 2028
  • Thursday February 8, 2029


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