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Overhead view of a bowl of brown sugar with a metal scoop.

How To Make Brown Sugar

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  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Baking Tips
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Learn how to make brown sugar at home with just 2 ingredients: white sugar and molasses! This homemade brown sugar substitute is ready in minutes. Double the amount of molasses for dark brown sugar!


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup molasses


  1. In a large bowl stir together the sugar and molasses until combined and evenly light brown in color.
  2. Store airtight.


  • This recipe makes light brown sugar. To make dark brown sugar double the amount of molasses.
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