Barbecued Bat Wings

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  • 4 pounds chicken wings
  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 1/2 cups molasses
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Hot sauce to taste
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Black paste food coloring
  • Blue paste food coloring
  • Green paste food coloring


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Boil the chicken wings for twenty minutes in a large pot.
  3. While the wings are cooking, prepare the sauce.
  4. Whisk together the ketchup, molasses, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, hot sauce, salt, and pepper until smooth in a large roasting pan.
  5. Add enough black, blue, and green food colorings to the sauce to make a dark black sauce.
  6. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 10 minutes, stirring once.
  7. Drain the wings well and add them to the sauce and toss to coat evenly, poking the wings liberally with a fork.
  8. Bake for 20 minutes, then increase the temperature to 450 degrees F.
  9. Toss the wings in the sauce again to coat evenly.
  10. Bake until the sauce is thickened and slightly blackened, flipping the wings over occasionally, about another 15 minutes.
  11. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Yield: 8 servings