Molasses is the juice extracted from sugar cane. White sugar is the crystals produced by the refining of molasses.
Brown sugar is made by combining a small amount of molasses with white sugar (1 part molasses to 16 parts white sugar).
Brown sugar can be made by stirring, with a fork, one tablespoon of molasses into a cup of white sugar; keep mixing until the lumps are gone. (For dark brown sugar use 2 tablespoons of molasses and 1 cup of white sugar.)
Brown Sugar White Sugar Molasses 1 cup 1 cup 1 tablespoon 1/2 cup 1/2 cup 1.5 teaspoons 1/4 cup 1/4 cup 3/4 teaspoon 2 tblsp 2 tblsp 1/4 scant teaspoon 1 tblsp 1 tblsp 1/8 scant teaspoon