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Did you ever get ready to make a recipe that calls for brown sugar  to find that you don’t have any on hand?   Here is a handy tip on how to make a substitute for brown sugar in a recipe. Many of you probably already know this but we can always share with others that may not. Be sure and check out all our food tips, DIY, and how to posts by clicking on the link below.  There are hundreds of handy tips to choose from on our site.


1 cup white granulated sugar

1 tablespoon molasses

Mix together until you don’t see any lumps.  This makes 1 cup brown sugar.  To make dark brown sugar use 2 tablespoons molasses.

You can always make more and store in an air-tight container for later use.

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  1. Marcilyn spencer says:

    Very happy to know this saved a trip to the store

  2. I have made my own brown sugar, just added more molassas to get the right color

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