How to make homemade brown sugar
Well, I’ve been on a roll this week.
School is back in session.
Remodeling the house is back in session.
And laundry is back…well, some things are just never gone.
In school, we have been trying to do some of the activities in Amanda Bennett’s July Calendar.
One of the projects was to make Baseball Bars.
Well, I had already sent my sweet hubs to the store to buy chips. Then to buy bread. Then to buy chocolate.
Then I realized we were out of brown sugar.
This is where I become the Rock Star Mom.
I made my own!
I happen to mention to my fans (my daughters) that I was a Rock Star Mom.
“Mom, Rock stars don’t have to make anything!”
Don’t you just love when your kids make you hear crickets in your own head?
Well, so I’m just a cool Mom who knows how to make brown sugar!
By the way, it is simple to make…
2 cups of White sugar
2 Tablespoons of Molasses
(My girls call this Ole’ Lady Syrup – I think they got the name from what their Grandma calls it.
Not really sure where they get most of their terminology. They had no idea I was a rock star either.)
Mix the white sugar and molasses until well blended.
Giggle a lot. Make funny jokes.
When everyone in the room is busting at the seams then it should be done.
Makes 2 cups. Store in tight container.
These are my girls making the Baseball Bars. (By the way, we changed the recipe a lil’ bit.)
- 2/3 c. butter
- 1 c. brown sugar, packed (Made our own! Rock Star Style.)
- 1/4 c. light corn syrup
- 1/4 c. chunky peanut butter (I think creamy would have sufficed.)
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 4 c. quick oats
Melt butter, brown sugar and corn syrup in large saucepan.
Then add peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal to saucepan and remove from heat.
Press mixture into a pan that is clean and would look good to have chocolate in it.
Bake at 375 degrees until it begins to brown.
We made the topping while the crust was in the oven.
- 1 (12 oz.) pkg. semisweet chocolate pieces (I used chips.)
- 1 (12 oz.) pkg. butterscotch pieces
- 2/3 c. chunky peanut butter (Creamy would work fine.)
- 1 c. chopped walnuts (we used a little less)
Mix chocolate and butterscotch pieces, peanut butter and nuts in saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring until blended.
Spread with warm topping. Cool. Cut into bars. Makes 16 to 20 bars.
(Can you imagine the wonderful sweet fragrance?)
Blessings to you! You are loved!