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


★★★★★ 1 vote

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


  1. Lightly butter 2 large baking sheets
  2. Mix 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
  3. Take out of microwave and stir in 2 cups of planters dry roasted salted peanuts
  4. Cook uncovered for 9 minutes stiring twice during this cooking period
  5. Take out of microwave and stir in 2 tsp butter
  6. Cook uncovered in microwave for 11 minutes stiring 3 times during this cooking period until candy reaches hard crack stage
  7. Tip: Test this by dropping a couple of drops of candy into a cup of cold water
  8. Take out and mix in 1tsp vanilla and 2 tsp baking soda
  9. Mix fast as it will foam up after baking soda is added
  10. Pour into two large cooking sheets that are lightly buttered
  11. Spread as thin as possible
  12. Let cool until your able to handle it stretch it out and flip over on the cooking sheets
  13. Cool completely and break into pieces
  14. Store in air tight containers or in zip lock bags

Printable Recipe Card

About Grandma Duseks Peanut Brittle

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

Show 2 Comments & Reviews

25 No-bake Dessert Recipes That Are Bringing Sexy Back

25 No-Bake Dessert Recipes That Are Bringing Sexy Back

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Not only are these no-bake desserts super easy to make, but these recipes are incredibly tempting and sure to satisfy your cravings!

Pinterest Pass Or Fail: Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops Recipe

Pinterest Pass or Fail: Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Halloween is just around the corner and we were looking for a spooky treat for our next Pinterest Pass or Fail. We came across Kelly from's Frankenstein Marshmallow Pops...

Give The Gift Of Food This Holiday Season Recipe

Give The Gift of Food This Holiday Season

Kitchen Crew

Whether looking to make something for the host/hostess of a holiday party or wanting to give something personal to a friend, I love the idea of making homemade treats. There's...