How to make Brown Sugar!

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How to make Brown Sugar

Fluffy Brown Sugar made with just 2 ingredients!

How to make brown sugar. We have all been there–a recipe calls for brown sugar, so you go into your pantry to grab a box of what you think is a half full box of brown sugar, only to discover that you have about 4 tablespoons of “hard as a brick” brown sugar-like substance inside! Sure, you can heat it up in the microwave to loosen it up, but you still don’t have enough for your recipe.  Ultimately, you wind up running to the store to buy a new box, wasting your time and spending a good bit of money on gas in the process.

A better solution is to just MAKE YOUR OWN BROWN SUGAR! It’s fast, easy, cheaper than store bought, and it tastes wonderful!!! Believe me, once you have made your own, you will never waste your money and time on the over-priced prepackaged stuff! Best of all, you only need 2 ingredients! Here is how to make brown sugar…

How to make Brown Sugar…

How to make Brown sugar

What you need:
1 cup Granulated Sugar
1 -2 Tbsp Molasses OR Cane Syrup

How to make Brown Sugar

Combine 1 cup of granulated sugar with 1 Tbsp* of Molasses or Cane Syrup.
*Use 1 Tbsp of syrup for light brown sugar, or 2 Tbsp of syrup for dark brown sugar!

How to make Brown Sugar Using a fork, combine the sugar and syrup. This is the most effective way to combine the 2 ingredients. I use a “mashing” motion with the fork to make sure that there are no lumps of syrup…only smooth, soft and oh so fluffy brown sugar!
How to make Brown Sugar

It will take about 5 minutes to combine the two ingredients. While you are “mashing”, you will notice that the sugar will expand in size. Therefore, make sure to pour the contents of the measuring cup into a medium sized bowl. This will keep the sugar from spilling out.

How to make Brown Sugar

Once combined, store your brown sugar in an air tight container. I like to put my sugar in a zippered bag and shape it into a roll (very similar to that of cookie dough), then roll the air our of the bag before I seal it. Your sugar will keep for 9 – 12 months.

FYI…you can use your homemade brown sugar in this Toffee Butter Cracker Candy recipe!! However, I’ll warn you now, it’s pretty addictive! Also…use your brown sugar in this family favorite Caramel Apple Baked French Toast recipe! Your loved ones will thank you for making either or BOTH of these dishes!!!



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