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Barbecued Bat WingsSometimes the simplest of changes to a traditional recipe are what makes it the most effective. In this case, a little black, green and blue food coloring added to our simple barbecue sauce recipe resulted in the most fascinating mixture of colors on these "bat wings" resulting in a eerily authentic looking dinner treat. The wings are dyed red, black, blue, green, and purple in different areas, and by parcooking the wings and poking them liberally before mixing with the sauce, the interior flesh of the wings are also dyed. Any barbecue sauce can be used in place of our simple homemade recipe - just add the food coloring to the sauce before baking. If you cannot find black paste food coloring, just add a mixture of gel or liquid food colorings in red, blue, and green until a dark sauce is formed. These are excellent with our Real Mold Dip.

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
Black pepper
Black paste food coloring
Blue paste food coloring
Green paste food coloring

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

Makes 8 Servings.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

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