Tip: Revive Your Brown Sugar

It's happened to the best of us--you reach for your bag of brown sugar only to find that it has transformed into a hard, rock-like chunk of frustration. Never fear, and whatever you do, never throw it out! Here are some simple ways to bring that brown sugar back to life:
  • Try kneading the bag in your fingers to break up the pieces.
  • If you need to use the sugar immediately, place a large slice of an apple in the microwave alongside the open bag (set the apple near the bag opening), and heat for 10-15 seconds. It works like a charm!
  • If you don't need to use the sugar immediately, drop several marshmallows into the sugar bag and seal it tight. Your sugar will be soft in a day or two.
  • For best future results, always store your brown sugar in a sealed bag with a few marshmallows on top. (The large marshmallows are best, because they're easy to move out of the way.) Keep the sealed bag in an airtight container and say goodbye to rocky, brown sugar forevermore!
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