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Black licorice chews

Dare to make your own black licorice chews! This recipe explains step by step how to.


1 c butter (2 sticks)
2 c sugar (granulated sugar)
1 cn milk (condensed milk, sweetened, 14 oz can)
1 pn salt
1 t anise (anise extract)
1⁄2 t food dye (black, paste)


  1. Line a 9-inch square pan, with aluminum foil. Spray foil with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Using a large saucepan, melt butter over a medium heat. Add the condensed milk, sugar, corn syrup, and salt. Stir until combined.
  3. Bring the mixture to a boil, stir often. Be sure to use a candy thermometer, boil until it reaches 245°F, a firm-ball stage. Stir frequently so that it doesn't scorch on the bottom of the pan.
  4. Once it has reached the proper temperature, immediately remove from heat and stir in the anise extract and food coloring, until thoroughly combined.
  5. Pour the candy out into the prepared pan. Allow to sit at room temperature overnight, or refrigerator for faster setting.
  6. Cut into squares using kitchen shears. Wrap individual candies in waxed paper or cling-wrap to store.
Total time
30 minutes
Cooking time
Preparation time
1 batch


North American cuisine

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