Quickly Soften Brown Sugar With a Damp Paper Towel in the Microwave
If you’re not careful, the brown sugar will start to collect and harden rather quickly. At The Kitchn, they suggest that the simplest remedy for this is a microwave, a few seconds, and a damp paper towel.
All you have to do is put brown sugar in a bowl, cover it with a damp paper towel, then a plate and microwave for about 20 seconds. This is similar to the advice we previously shared with water , but a little faster. Of course, some bread will do, too .