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

How to Make Grandma Duseks Peanut Brittle


  • 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

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About Grandma Duseks Peanut Brittle

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