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Old 10-16-2006, 06:17 PM   #1
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Question Powdered sugar quantity

Hi again, I have a recipe calling for "1 box of powdered sugar"
how much sugar is in 1 box please; ie. how many ounces or grams
the recipe is for home made peanut butter cups and I will post it when I get the measurements; thank you

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Old 10-16-2006, 07:41 PM   #2
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one box is 1#=16 oz. I believe it is 4Cups.
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Old 10-16-2006, 08:08 PM   #3
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Most of the boxes in an american supermarket, like Dominos...are 1 pound of sugar.
Most of the plastic bags are 2 pounds.
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:49 AM   #4
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Hi again, I have a recipe calling for "1 box of powdered sugar"
how much sugar is in 1 box please; ie. how many ounces or grams
the recipe is for home made peanut butter cups and I will post it when I get the measurements; thank you
Googled this--they say 3 cups !
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Old 10-17-2006, 08:15 AM   #5
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Sounds about right. One pound of powdered sugar = three cups...
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Old 10-17-2006, 03:17 PM   #6
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In the grocery stores here in the US - a "box" of powdered sugar is normally 1 pound (16-oz) - "bags" of powdered sugar are usually sold in 2 or 4 pounds. I don't know what the custom is where you live, or the origin of the recipe you have which may or may not be different (maybe 450-460 grams). Looking at the rest of the measurements in your recipe might give you a better clue as to if a box is measured in pounds or grams.

1 US cup of powdered sugar is 4-oz, thus 4 cups per 16-oz box. (Ref)
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Old 10-17-2006, 03:52 PM   #7
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...1 US cup of powdered sugar is 4-oz, thus 4 cups per 16-oz box. (Ref)

Michael:

It depends on who you ask. I checked several references and found answers ranging from the non-specific "3-4 cups per pound" to a number of different specific answers ranging from 3.25 up to 4.0 cups per pound. the Domino Sugar website indicates 3.75 c/lb.
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Old 10-17-2006, 04:31 PM   #8
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LOL - yep, Andy - I totally agree that it depends on how you "measure" when trying to convert weight to volume. How many times have we had the same discussions regarding measuring flour?

A recipe that says "1 box powdered sugar" is probably American in origin, and means 16-0z. If it (the origin of the recipe) had been English or Australian it would have called for "Icing" sugar, and could be either 450g (15.87 oz) or 500g (17.6 oz) - I don't know how it is packaged over there.
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Old 10-17-2006, 06:26 PM   #9
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My husband does most of the shopping, and he always buys the 2 lb. bags. If I need 16 oz, I just kinda squeeze the bag in the middle and make my best guestimate.

I have an 8 cup measuring cup, and I did dump a 2 lb. bag of powdered sugar in it one day, and it came to about 8 cups.
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Never turn a mixer on after you've dumped a bag of 10X in...without doing it very very slowly.
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