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Licorice Caramels

Fans of black licorice won't be able to stop eating these gooey caramels. I appreciate their ease of preparation. —Donna Higbee, Riverton, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. + standing
  • Makes
    about 12 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon plus 1 cup butter, divided
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons anise extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon black food coloring

Directions

  • Line an 8-in. square dish with foil; grease foil with 1 teaspoon butter.
  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, milk, salt and remaining butter; cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 244° (firm-ball stage).
  • Remove from the heat; stir in extract and food coloring. Immediately pour into prepared pan (do not scrape saucepan). Let stand until firm.
  • Using foil, lift candy out of pan; remove foil. Using a buttered knife, cut into 1/4-in. strips. Cut each strip in half lengthwise; cut crosswise into 3 pieces. Wrap individually in waxed paper; twist ends.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts: 1 piece equals 92 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 65 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 1 g protein.

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