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Treacle is a general term for liquid sweeteners produced in the sugar refining process. Black treacle is equivalent to molasses. Light treacle is approximately equivalent to cane syrup and golden syrup. If a recipe specifies neither black nor light treacle, you may wish to assume that the recipe calls for a mixture or that it uses molasses with some sugar added back in.