Grandma Duseks Peanut Brittle

Lora blackmon


This recipe was given to me by my mother it is my grandmas recipe and has been enjoyed by our family for years

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10 Min
30 Min


2 cups
1 cup
light karo syrup
1/2 cup
2 cups
planters peanuts, dry roasted salted
2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
2 tsp


1Lightly butter 2 large baking sheets

2Mix sugar light karo and water into a 2 quart glass or Corning ware bowl stir and cook in microwave uncovered for 7 minutes until sugar is melted

3Take out of microwave and stir in 2 cups of planters dry roasted salted peanuts

4Cook uncovered for 9 minutes stiring twice during this cooking period

5Take out of microwave and stir in 2 tsp butter

6Cook uncovered in microwave for 11 minutes stiring 3 times during this cooking period until candy reaches hard crack stage

7Tip: Test this by dropping a couple of drops of candy into a cup of cold water

8Take out and mix in 1tsp vanilla and 2 tsp baking soda

9Mix fast as it will foam up after baking soda is added

10Pour into two large cooking sheets that are lightly buttered

11Spread as thin as possible

12Let cool until your able to handle it stretch it out and flip over on the cooking sheets

13Cool completely and break into pieces

14Store in air tight containers or in zip lock bags

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #peanut brittle