DIY Valentine’s Day Projects for Kids: How to Make Awesome Sauce! by Cheryl Leahy

8 months ago
DIY Valentine’s Day Projects for Kids: How to Make Awesome Sauce!

My son loves to give gifts and adores whipping up things in the kitchen. At 4, there aren't a lot of things he can do, but I found this fantastic recipe for BBQ sauce that he can make. This is a perfect holiday to have kids show how much they appreciate family and friends in their life, and makes a perfect gift for teachers!

You'll need:

  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 tablespoons Worcestershire
  • 2 teaspoons liquid smoke
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • cayenne pepper (optional)

Here’s how to make it: 

  1. Whisk ingredients together in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. 
  2. Reduce to medium-low and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until sauce has thickened a bit.
  3. Pour into jars and seal.

To decorate, cut out some Valentine-themed fabric and place on top of the lid; screw band over the fabric. Tie baker's twine around the band and add a tag. Instant adorable (and yummy) gift! Get more tips on making Awesome Sauce here!

Christine Jones
So great Cheryl Leahy ! I'm going to have the kids try it!
Cheryl Leahy
EVERYONE is demanding round two this year!!! This sauce is totally the (love) bomb!

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