Starlette uses her vanilla brown sugar whenever she wants to add a molasses flavor. Cookie recipes often call for brown sugar along with white sugar. Just imagine how much better your cookies will taste with this recipe! It's great in cinnamon rolls, coffee cakes, cookies, sweet potato dishes, and more. Some use it in place of white sugar to enhance the flavors in Kahlua. Yum!

 It lasts about a month in an airtight container and can be used right away, but the longer you wait the more flavorful it becomes!



  • Light Brown sugar
    1 Cup (8 oz) white sugar
    1-2 teaspoon molasses
    1-2 vanilla beans split
  • Dark Brown sugar
    1 Cup (8 oz) white sugar
    2-3 teaspoons molasses
    1-2 Vanilla beans


  1. Combine sugar and molasses in a mixing bowl. Using your fingertips rub in the molasses until it's completely incorporated. 
  2. Add more molasses for a darker sugar.   Split the vanilla bean, scrape, and mix in the caviar until blended, add the vanilla beans. Store in an air-tight container.

 A big thank you to Starlette for sharing her recipe!

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I am running low on my brown sugar and now thanks to Starlette, I can make my own. Thank you

— Daisy

Oh, no…another way to go down the rabbit hole, lll.

— Corri Garrison

Thank you for sharing!!!

— Kelly Williams

I can’t wait to get my new beans and buy dark brown sugar! Anything Starlette makes is outstanding. I’ll be using this for my mom’s molasses cookies. Thank you for sharing. 💜

— Judy Robinson

Do you add the outside of the vanilla bean after scraping?

— Aliss