Dark Brown Sugar Recipe

If you're out of brown sugar and need some for a recipe, you can make some yourself with granulated sugar and molasses. Here's how!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make brown sugar
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 896kcal


  • 1 lb sugar (about 2 cups)
  • 3 oz molasses (1/4 cup)


  • Place molasses in the bottom of a large mixing bowl, and dump in the sugar. Use a hand mixer to stir things around until the molasses is evenly distributed (you could also do this in a food processor). First it will start out all clumpy, and after you mix for a few minutes, those clumps will start to disappear. Keep mixing until the clumps have all been broken up and the molasses has been evenly distributed.
  • Store in an airtight container. The brown sugar is now ready for use!


Calories: 896kcal | Carbohydrates: 231g | Sodium: 18mg | Sugar: 231g