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Black Licorice Caramel

Prep Time:

5 min

Cook Time:

20 min




About the Recipe


1 can sweetened condensed milk

¼ t. salt

1½ c. light corn syrup

2 t. (or less) anise (licorice) oil

1 c. butter

1 t. (or less) black food color

2 c. sugar


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

    sprayed foil, then lift out after they’ve set up.)

  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

    until well mixed.

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

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

    and blend well.

  6. Without scraping, pour into prepared pan.

  7. Allow to stand at room temperature for

    several hours.

  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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