Make some colonial molasses candy, just the way our colonial forefathers made it. The Molasses Act
was passed by the British Parliament in 1733 in order to keep out
foreign molasses, sugar and rum from the American colonies. It taxed
foreign molasses so British producers in the West Indies
could sell their goods to the colonies at a lower price. Molasses was
extremely important to the colonial economy because it was a chief
ingredient of rum. The production of rum was one of the largest
industries in the colonies. In addition, molasses was also the chief
sweetener for food. For a little fun, here is a quick and easy colonial molasses candy recipe for you!
You will need the following ingredients:
This recipe came from Capital City Colonials, a company that gives tours of colonial Annapolis, Maryland. Thanks, Capital City Colonials!
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