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Anise Candy Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Laurel Witvoet
Added: Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups of sugar
1 tsp. red food coloring
1 c. lite Karo syrup
1 1/2 tsp. anise flavoring
1 c. water

Directions:
Directions:
Boil sugar, syrup and water until it cracks in cold water. (Have a glass of cold water close by and drizzle a little of the mixture in the water, you will hear it CRACKLE when it is ready). This takes a long time because you can't have the heat on high, just make sure it is bubbling steadily. Do not leave it unattended unless you have to go to the bathroom or rescue one child from underneath another, then come right back! Stir almost constantly. You can have some coffee or plan supper while you are standing at the stove stirring because this takes a LONG time. If you cook it too fast it will burn and if you don't cook it long enough it will pull every filling out of you mouth. *Not responsible for any dental mishaps if you make this candy. When the candy mixture is ready-cracks in cold water. Add food coloring and anise flavoring, stir well. Put in well greased non glass 8x8 pan. Score with knife before cooled. (It takes a long time to cool and you have to score the candy and re-score the candy several times.) When cooled try to get it out of the pan and whack it with the blunt end of the butter knife. Dust with powdered sugar and store in air tight container. Keeps for a long time. Get a bucket of hot soapy water and wash all the candy shards off of the counter, cabinets, stove and floor and throw your socks in the hamper as they will have little candy shards on them and will be rather sticky and annoying. Enjoy!

Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
most of the afternoon start to finish
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This candy is a lot of work, and takes a lot of time, but it is well worth it when it's done and the mess is cleaned up!

 

 

 

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