How to make it

  • Prepare a 9-inch square pan by lining it with aluminum foil and spraying the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Once melted, add the condensed milk, sugar, corn syrup, and salt, and stir until combined.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring often. Attach a candy thermometer and boil the candy until it reaches 245 degrees, firm-ball stage. Stir frequently so that the mixture does not scorch on the bottom of the pan.
  • Once it reaches the proper temperature, remove from the heat and stir in the anise extract and the food coloring, mixing until thoroughly combined.
  • Pour the candy into the prepared pan. Allow to set at room temperature overnight, or in refrigerator to speed up the process.
  • Cut into squares using an oiled bench cutter or kitchen shears. Wrap individual candies in waxed paper or cling-wrap to store.

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    " It was excellent "
    fishtrippin ate it and said...
    We jus love licorice, can't wait to try this! Have to wait til its cooler, though. Thanks a bunch!!
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  • 22566 10 years ago
    I relly like the sound of this one--different--
    Thank-you for the recipe.
    Kind Regards
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    " It was excellent "
    ahmed1 ate it and said...
    Looks really great JM...As always.
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    " It was excellent "
    jeffsgirl ate it and said...
    Wow! Now this is one recipe I have never seen!(never thought that was possible)I'm loving this!I like how few and simple the ingredients are, and staples that are always on my pantry shelf.This will make really nice holiday food gifts.Bookmarked and printed.Thank-you!And here is a 5 for you!
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    " It was excellent "
    recipediva ate it and said...
    What can I say but you are always great! Awesome post. Personally I dont like licorice. But my family and freinds LOVE the stuff. I will make this for them. You are the best! hugs, Teri
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  • fluffy24 10 years ago
    Wow! I am going to have to make these. Thanks!
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    " It was excellent "
    trigger ate it and said...
    Home made Licorice Candy Bars will be a treat to make with a few nieces and nephews.
    Nice recipe high five
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    " It was excellent "
    mumtazcatering ate it and said...
    love these !!!!quite exensive to buy them thanks to you GF i can make them God Willing....:}
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