How to Soften Brown Sugar Quickly

Have you ever started making a treat (cookies for example), knowing full well that you have all the ingredients on hand, only to discover that your brown sugar has solidified into a rock-hard block?

Softening Brown Sugar, Quickly
When this happens, don’t despair. It’s actually quite simple to soften brown sugar quickly.

You can take it from solid brick to soft usable sugar in 5 minutes or less, giving it new life and yourself new hope.

Here’s what you need to do.

Easy Step-By-Step Instructions for How to Soften Brown Sugar Quickly

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Place hard brown sugar in a microwave-safe baking dish or pan.
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Dampen a paper towel with hot water, and wring out all excess. Lay hot, damp paper towel over hard brown sugar in pan. Microwave on high power for 20 seconds, and then let it sit in microwave for another minute.
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Use your hands to try to crumble off the softened layer of the sugar. Repeat microwaving for 20 seconds and allowing to rest for 1 minute, and then break up more of the sugar. Re-moisten the paper towel between steps, if necessary.
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Two or three times of this process should be enough to soften a 2 pound block of sugar, but if not, …
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… repeat the steps until you get there. Don’t do it any more times than necessary because you don’t want to melt or cook the sugar.
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Be sure to store the softened brown sugar in an airtight container.