In the process of organizing our kitchen cupboards, I came across some canisters and one was filled with brown sugar. I had heard awhile back that there was a trick to storing brown sugar that prevented it from getting hard.
Now, since it's just Tony and I living here, we don't go through a whole lot of brown sugar. So, when I store it like this.....
....more often than not, it's hard as a rock by the time I pull it out again.
Fortunately, when I put the brown sugar in this canister (which has probably been months because I forgot I had done it!), I remembered to try that trick out.
Want to know the trick?
Yep. If you store your brown sugar with marshmallows, it will keep your brown sugar soft!
Where I would normally find hard brown sugar and have to begin "chipping away" at it, I found it in a state that looked as though I had just put it in there. Look at those sweet, golden granules. Much better than finding a brick of brown sugar in your cupboard when you're in the middle of a recipe and need it! :)