Buttery, chewy anise-flavored caramel with the sweet, aromatic taste of licorice.
1 cup butter
2 cups granulated sugar
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup light corn syrup
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon anise extract
1/2 teaspoon red food coloring
- In a saucepan, melt butter and stir in sugar, sweetened condensed milk, light corn syrup, and salt. Mix well and cook to 244°F (115°C), the firm-ball stage. This will take about 15 to 20 minutes.
- Remove from the heat and stir in anise extract and red food coloring. Quickly pour the candy, without scraping, into the foil-lined 13x9x2-inch pan with foil extending over the sides.
- Allow to stand for several hours, or until set.
- Lift the candy from the pan using the foil; peel off the foil and cut the candy with a buttered knife into 1-inch squares; wrap in waxed paper.
Makes 117 (1-inch) squares.