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Homemade Dark Brown Sugar

In this post I will show you how you can make light and dark homemade brown sugar at home. In case you ever run out of brown sugar or just can not get it where you live, I got you with this super easy and quick recipe.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Servings 1 portion
Calories 2090 kcal


  • 450 g White Sugar
  • 4 tbsp Molasses Cut this amount in half for light version (or treacle)


  • Get a medium sized bowl and add the sugar to it.
  • Next, get a tablespoon and add the molasses to the sugar. Be careful when taking the molasses out as it acts like honey and wants to run everywhere. When adding it to the sugar I like to spread it out over the sugar and not drop it in at one spot. Spreading it out will make the mixing easier.
  • Next you will have to mix the two ingredients. Don't hold back and get in there with your (clean) hands! Your hands really are the best tool here as only your hands will get those molasses clumps out.
  • Add more molasses to the mixture if you want your brown sugar even darker.
  • Store the sugar in an air-tight container for months.


  • Make it light brown sugar: If you prefer light brown sugar then simply add half the amount of molasses.
  • Storage: Your newly mixed sugar can be stored in an air-tight container for months. Add a slice of white bread to the container to keep it dry which keep the sugar from sticking together and form a huge clump. Make sure to replace the slice of bread every few weeks with a fresh one. It is still recommended to use your sugar quickly as the bread will not completely avoid the clumping. If your sugar starts clumping up simply shake your container till it falls apart again.

Your Notes


Calories: 2090kcalCarbohydrates: 540gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 34mgPotassium: 1181mgSugar: 539gCalcium: 169mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Baking, Condiment
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