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How to Make Brown Sugar

Learn how to make brown sugar from scratch with only 2 ingredients. Never run out of brown sugar with this easy recipe to make it at home! 
Prep Time2 mins
Total Time2 mins
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to Make Brown Sugar
Servings: 1
Calories: 832kcal
Author: Eating on a Dime


  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon molasses


  • In a small mixing bowl, mix together sugar and molasses. Continue to mix until the molasses is completely incorporated into the sugar. This will take 2-3 minutes.
  • If you need dark brown sugar, add another tablespoon (2 total) to the sugar.
  • Use and store as you would the store bought brown sugar.


Tip: to prevent your brown sugar from getting too hard, add a large marshmallow to your container. The marshmallow will dry out, not your brown sugar.


Calories: 832kcal | Carbohydrates: 215g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 293mg | Sugar: 215g | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg