Anise Candy

Nancy Altshue


Everyone loves this candy and it's so easy to make. I make several flavors every year for Christmas.


★★★★★ 2 votes

Makes 18" X 12" pan
20 Min


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3 c
1/2 c
1 c
white syrup
3 Tbsp
1 tsp
oil of anise, or desired flavor
1/2 Tbsp
red food coloring, or desired color
powdered sugar if desired

How to Make Anise Candy


  • 1Boil sugar, syrup, water and vinegar to hard crack stage (300 degrees on a candy thermometer). Don't Stir!!
  • 2Remove froom fire and stir in oil flavoring and food coloring. This will smoke but it's O.K.
  • 3Pour into a shallow, lightly greased 18 X 12 inch pan.
  • 4When it starts to set make marks to cut into small squares about 1 inch.
  • 5Let harden at room temperature.
  • 6Break into pieces by hand. A kitchen table knife will help break up the larger pieces. Put into an air-tight container. This does not get sticky when cracked and cooled properly.
  • 7May dust with powdered sugar if desired.

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About Anise Candy

Course/Dish: Candies

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