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


  • 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


  1. Boil sugar, syrup, water and vinegar to hard crack stage (300 degrees on a candy thermometer). Don't Stir!!
  2. Remove froom fire and stir in oil flavoring and food coloring. This will smoke but it's O.K.
  3. Pour into a shallow, lightly greased 18 X 12 inch pan.
  4. When it starts to set make marks to cut into small squares about 1 inch.
  5. Let harden at room temperature.
  6. Break 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.
  7. May dust with powdered sugar if desired.

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About Anise Candy

Course/Dish: Candies

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