1In 1-quart saucepan, heat Syrup ingredients to boiling, stirring constantly, slowly adding enough black food color to completely color the mixture black. Stir constantly while boiling a few more minutes until mixture thickens. Remove from heat; set aside.
2In large bowl, stir together Pancake ingredients until well combined. Spoon batter onto hot greased griddle; cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes each side.
3Transfer to serving plates; top with syrup, and serve warm.