Sisters Remember Family Through Grandma's Recipe
Marie Stitzel

Sisters and co-owners of Betsy's Brittle, Betsy Norris of Columbus and Meg Markley of Doylestown learned how to make their unique peanut brittle from their grandmother, Marie Stitzel, who always made it for her children and grandchildren during the holiday season as a special treat. Many hours were spent together in the kitchen with her as she taught her "special recipe" to her granddaughters. Through lots of practice and "trial and error", the technique was finally mastered by Betsy and Meg. They proceeded to make it independently during the holiday season to pass out as gifts, but quickly realized that this recipe seemed to be "one of a kind" from the way people responded to the candy.

Marie Stitzel

During this time, tragedy struck their family as they lost a sister to a one year battle with cancer. Through the encouragement of friends and family, and the loving support of their mom (Helen Deibel), Betsy and Meg decided to pursue their dream of starting their own candy business. They found healing and strength from each other from working together in the kitchen during this time, and through this family event, new memories have started to evolve.

Grandma Stitzel passed away before these dreams were realized by her granddaughters. She is gone, but not forgotten. Betsy and Meg have dedicated their company logo to her as well as to their sister. There is a strategically placed "S" on their logo for Grandma Stitzel and a "J" for their sister, Joan, which pays tribute to the special relationship they all had together. This way, their family role in Betsy's Brittle's success will never be forgotten.