Brown Sugar DIY

This is a very simple recipe for brown sugar. It is so much cheaper to make your own and it tastes better with a richer flavor. It only takes sugar and molasses. I like to keep molasses in my pantry because I do lot of scratch baking and cooking. If you want a darker brown sugar you just add a little more molasses or if you want a lighter just add a little less molasses.

I have been cleaning out my pantry and organizing what I have on hand and I realized that my brown sugar container was almost empty. Most recommends that you store your brown sugar in a glass container. Because of all the baking I do, brown sugar doesn’t last very long, I keep it in a large recycled plastic jar. My daughter works in food service and she has given me several of these plastic jars because they don’t get anything in glass. The containers have solved many storage problems for me. I see many very pretty large jars in the houseware departments in stores but they are expensive. In early fall I will make enough brown sugar to almost fill this large jar to use through the Holiday baking season.

The process is easy to do. I use my electric mixer with a paddle to mix the molasses in the sugar. You can do this by hand or use a portable hand mixer. I recommend to use your electric mixer and let it do all the work. Be sure to use the slowest speed because you will have sugar all over the place.

DIY Brown Sugar


  • 4 cups cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses


In a large mixing bowl, mix on slow speed the sugar and molasses until completely mixed. Store in a air tight container.

Too keep the brown sugar moist and not harden, add a brown sugar bear or a piece of broken new brown pottery flower pot. You soak the pottery or bear for 20 minutes in cold water and then dry extra moister off of it. Place the pottery on top of the brown sugar.

5 Comments Add yours

  1. I had NO idea that you could make your own brown sugar!! Wow! Enlightenment moment. I have “the same bear”.

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    1. Janet Nelson says:

      Print out the recipe and keep it in a cookbook. When you discover you are out you can make some. After you do that, you will never buy brown sugar again because it taste so much better. Thanks for taking time to comment.

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  2. wow i just stumbled on you blog this morning… Im loving your diy.. now to just save them. Thanks cant wait to see what else you have.

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  3. So easy and it makes the softest brown sugar!

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