Anise Hard Candy
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + cooling
Makesabout 8-1/2 dozen
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup water
- 2 teaspoons anise extract or 1 teaspoon anise oil
- 6 to 9 drops red food coloring
- In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cover and cook for 3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Uncover; cook on medium-high heat, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 300° (hard-crack stage).
- Remove from the heat; stir in extract and food coloring (if using anise oil, keep face away from mixture as the aroma will be very strong). Pour into a buttered 13-in. x 9-in. pan. When cooled slightly but not hardened, cut into 1-in. squares. Cool completely. Store in an airtight container.
Editor's NoteWe recommend that you test your candy thermometer before each use by bringing water to a boil; the thermometer should read 212°. Adjust your recipe temperature up or down based on your test.
Nutrition Facts2 pieces: 49 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
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Oct 23, 2018
I've loved this candy in the past, so I thought I'd try making it. I somehow ended up burning it, but it was still a fun experience.
Dec 10, 2017
Love it. But added more flavoring.
Dec 12, 2015
mom makes these
Jun 21, 2015
Made it as a kid and now I want it again
Dec 2, 2011
love it and make it every year...