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Black Licorice Caramel

Prep Time:

5 Minutes

Cook Time:

20 minutes






  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1½ cup light corn syrup

  • 2 teaspoon (or less) anise (licorice) oil

  • 1 cup butter

  • 1 teaspoon (or less) black food color

  • 2 cup sugar


  1. Lightly spray or butter a 9” square (or 7xll”) baking pan – glass is best. (Update: can line with

  2. In a heavy 4-quart saucepan, combine sweetened condensed milk

  3. Corn syrup, butter, sugar and salt. Place over medium heat and stir with a wooden spoon

  4. Cook, stirring constantly to 235º or 236º.

  5. Remove from heat and stir in flavoring, food coloring

  6. Without scraping, pour into prepared pan.

  7. Allow to stand at room temperature for

  8. Cut and wrap. Be prepared for black teeth when you eat them!

Find the recipe for sweetened condensed milk in the Recipe section under Miscellaneous.

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