I made as a spread and served with crispy garlic rounds. The texture and color makes for a very pretty presentation and the flavor of the molasses was not at all overpowering as I had suspected it might be. Mine was very salty (I suppose due to the stuffed olives as no salt was added to the recipe)....if you are a huge fan of green olives (and garlic), this may be right up your ally! For me, I think it may fare better as a 'rub', as indicated, for chicken or fish. If I get the opportunity to try it that way with my leftovers, I will edit my review. As an appetizer spread, it's not one that I will make again, but I'm glad I gave it a try! Thank you for sharing!