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Feb 6, 2014 05:48 AM

Melting powdered sugar

Is there any way to keep powdered sugar from "melting" into lemon bars? Mine always seems to soak in within 30 minutes. They still taste great, but lose that snowy white appearance.

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  1. Humidity will do that to sugar. There is a product called Snow White Non-Melting Sugar that works very well. Here is a link to the King Arthur website:

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    1. re: iluvcookies

      That product seems like it got good reviews. I think it is worth a shot. Thanks for the tip!

      1. re: Keepemfed

        I bought a bag for the holidays, it's not quite as fluffy or sweet but it definitely looks nice.

        1. re: coll

          Did you have to order from the King Arthur website or were you able to find it at a store/bakery supply?

          1. re: Keepemfed

            I got it from the catalog by mail, I bought a bunch of stuff as a Christmas gift to myself!

    2. If I use powdered sugar to dust a lemon bar I usually wait until I've sliced the batch into bars and ready to serve them. I only "dust" for the appearance, the bars are sweet enough.

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      1. re: HillJ

        I agree. In fact, I do this with just about anything I wish to finish with powdered sugar.