Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

Yes, you can make it easily at home. Use Blackstrap Molasses for dark brown sugar.


  1. Place the white sugar into the food processor.
  2. Pour the molasses onto the sugar around the processor.
  3. Process until you have well mixed brown sugar (you may need to scrape the sides a few times.
Most Helpful

Wonderful! I never really thought of making my own brown sugar, but this will be handy when I am out of brown sugar. I usually always have molasses on hand. I will use this again.

Lainey6605 October 18, 2009

If brown sugar is dry and hardened, throw a couple pieces of apple (1/2 of a 1/4). Softens up beautifully. I let it soften for a day or 2.

christine s. January 12, 2014

I make this all the time when I'm out of brown sugar and used it tonight for a coffee cake recipe. Definitely one for the books. So glad you posted it Anna, thanks! :)

2Bleu April 28, 2011