I want to make a great baked beans for the 4th. I've got a pound of dried white beans, a smoked ham hock instead of bacon, and dark karo instead of molasses. I do have an old ceramic bean crock with a lid and plan to slow cook them in the oven. Will the bacon and molasses substitutes I have work or am I going to regret one or the other? Thanks in advance to any bean makers out there.