Homemade Brown Sugar

BDB8466E-B543-476D-87C8-86110F1ABF45Why on Earth do they charge so much for brown sugar? When you see how cheap & easy it is to make you will wonder why you ever bought it in the first place! Do you know what turns the sugar brown…..molasses! I bought a jar of molasses at the Dollar Tree for…..$1.00. I will probably be able to make 20 cups of brown sugar from this one jar. Molasses will last for up to one year in a cool dry place. I am keeping mine in the refrigerator.






Pour molasses into the sugar.



Start to mix with the back of a spoon.



Continue mixing with a spoon until all of the molasses is mixed into the sugar.

Store in an airtight container.


Homemade Brown Sugar




  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp molasses


  1. Pour sugar into a medium bowl.
  2. Pour molasses into the sugar.
  3. Combine the molasses and the sugar with the back of a spoon making sure all the molasses is mixed into the sugar.
  4. Store in an airtight container.

Molasses will keep for up to a year in a cool dry place. I keep mine in the refrigerator.

To make dark Brown sugar just add more molasses.





Categories: Cooking Tips


  1. Wow. That’s amazing. I actually knew that it was molasses. I even read about it that there is molasses naturally in the sugar. In processing it, they remove the molasses. The more they remove the lighter it gets. White sugar has all the molasses removed. Brown sugar has less molasses removed. Makes so much sense that you can add it back.

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  2. We did a tour of a sugar mill a while ago. It was interesting to learn that all sugar in Australia is fully processed to white sugar first, then malasses added back in to varying degrees to make raw, light brown, and dark brown sugar. And all the time I’d been thinking white sugar had been the most processed.

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  3. I wish I’d seen this before I tossed out the molasses! Well it was past the date anyway because every time I buy it to make gingerbread men, I use it once and then it sits there a year or two. Good to know and thank you!

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    • Hahaha my granddaughter is the same way only she likes blueberries instead of strawberries. Hey we can’t complain at least it’s better for them than cookies…lol I was told to blog about smoothies by my granddaughter who is 6.

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