The Shortcut

Revive That Solid Brick of Brown Sugar

All you need is a paper towel and a little time.

If you cook or bake, odds are there is a half-full box of brown sugar on a shelf in your pantry right now. But there’s also a good chance that familiar box might be hiding a solid mass of sugar, hardened almost beyond repair.

Almost. Above, The Shortcut offers hope for this oft-neglected pantry item. Watch the video above to see our favored method to restore a solid brick of brown sugar to its proper, chocolate-chip-cookie-ready state.