I have known for a long time how easy it was to make brown sugar but I could never make it cost effective. If I can pick up a bag at Aldi for $1.29 then why would I buy an expensive bottle of molasses for around $4 at the store just to turn sugar into brown sugar (even if I was getting the granulated sugar on sale pretty cheap).
Then, Nathalie told me that she saw molasses at Aldi for $0.99 so I went on a hunt. I found one box left and lovingly grabbed four bottles....wanting more but feeling greedy taking more than that. No joke I was hugging one while walking through the store because I was so excited!! Do you see the molasses on the belt...I was so excited that I took at a picture at the store when I finally put the bottle down.
I might be getting ahead of others if you don't know the top secret recipe to make brown sugar. 1 cup of sugar and 1 tbsp. molasses. Yup, that is it!!!
Check out this process. I took out a container that I could mix and seal to put in the cupboard. I measured two cups of sugar.
I measured out 2 tbsps. of molasses (please note that it is way thinner then honey and I might have over poured because I thought it would be slower like honey). I dumped the molasses in the container (and cleaned off the counter and outside of the container...oops).
Then, I mixed! I quickly saw the mess coming together to look like a softer and nicer version of the brown sugar in the store. Bonus with the flat sides of the container, I can pack the brown sugar without even having to touch it.
The down side was that I realized that was all the sugar that I had left. I might be going into shock but I obviously need to go shopping!!! For white granulated sugar and no more brown sugar needed here for a long time or at least as long as the 4 bottles of molasses hold out. I hope that you check this out and make some for yourself.
1 cup of sugar
1 tbsp. molasses
Mix in a sealed container and keep in cupboard until ready to use.