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A bowl of light brown sugar with a spoon resting in it. A small container of molasses sits in the background.
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How To Make Brown Sugar

All out of brown sugar but want to make a batch of cookies? Make your own brown sugar substitute with just 2 ingredients!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brown sugar
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Danielle


  • 1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons unsulphered molasses


  • Combine the granulated sugar and 1 tablespoon of molasses (for light brown sugar) or 2 tablespoons of molasses (for dark brown sugar) in a large bowl and mix until well combined. If needed, use a fork to work the molasses into the sugar.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.