Tips for keeping Brown Sugar soft

Posted on March 12, 2014
Hi Everyone! There is nothing worse (well, at least in the kitchen!) than getting ready to bake something, then reaching for the brown sugar and finding out it’s as hard as a rock! Here are two simple tricks to help you! The first is one to help the brown sugar stay soft, and the second is what you can do to make it usable again if it has hardened.
1. To keep brown sugar soft, store it in an air-tight container or bag. If you are using a bag, make sure you let out all the air before closing it. And to make sure the brown sugar really stays soft, add a couple of marshmallows to the bag or container!
2. If it’s too late and your brown sugar has already hardened, you can grate it to make it soft again! The texture will be slightly different, but you will still be able to use it!
Do you have any other tips & tricks you use to keep brown sugar soft? Leave me a comment if you do!

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  • Linda March 13, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    I don’t really have a tip for keeping it soft – except as you said to really make sure the bag is tightly closed – no air, etc… However, if it still gets hard, to soften it – I just put it in the microwave (in the plastic bag) for a few seconds or so)…May not be the style everyone would want to do – but works for me!

    Linda in VA

    Linda in VA

  • Joyce Wheeler March 13, 2014 at 7:51 pm

    Yes, I have a tip teach my husband to get the air out and reseal the bag, great tips thanks. Followed you here from the Weekend re-Treat link party.

  • Gail March 14, 2014 at 9:25 am

    I normally stick a bread end in the canister with our brown sugar to keep it soft. I may have to try marshmallows!

  • Julie Claveau March 15, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    I add a slice of apple. Works wonders. It even softens it back up after it’s hardened.

  • Britni Vigil March 19, 2014 at 10:10 pm

    I’ve never tried grating hard brown sugar but I have a huge Costco sized bag that needs some help! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party. Hope you link up to the party again tomorrow!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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