- place a few apple slices or a slice of bread in an air-tight container with the brown sugar for a day or two. Then, remove the slices once the sugar has softened
- place the brown sugar in a bowl, and cover with a damp cloth. Let sit over night
- place the brown sugar in the microwave, with a small container of water beside it. Microwave for one minute. Then, check and continue to microwave in 30-second increments until the sugar is soft.
Warning: The sugar will be hot, so handle with care
Why These Tricks Work:
Over time the moisture in brown sugar evaporates, and the sugar hardens. To remedy this problem, you have to find a way to put the moisture back, and that's just what these tricks do.