Editor’s Note: Recipes adapted from haitian-recipes.com

Bonbon Sirop

Bonbon Sirop is a popular bread-like muffin that some describe as a “Haitian brownie.” Treat your friends and family to this tasty and comforting treat that’ll be sure to bring back memories of Haiti. 


2 cups of butter

3 eggs

1 cup of brown sugar

1/2 tbsp of grated ginger

1/2 tbsp of ground cinnamon

1 tsp of nutmeg

1/2 cup of molasses

1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

1 tsp of baking soda

4 cups of all-purpose flour

Glaze (optional)
1/3 cup of water

1 cup of sugar
1 cup of butter
1 tbsp of rum
1 tsp of orange zest
1 tsp of lemon zest


1.  Prepare the Bonbon Sirop.  Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.  Whisk eggs, butter and brown sugar together.  Combine the remaining ingredients and beat into a dough like paste.  Spread the paste into a pre-greased baking dish.  Bake for 45 minutes.  Set aside.

2.  Prepare the glaze.  Pour water, sugar, butter, lemon zest, and orange zest in a saucepan over high heat.  Stir constantly for 10 minutes until it caramelizes into a semi-thick syrup.  Take the glaze off of the heat and add rum. Drizzle the glaze over the Bonbon Sirop.

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