• Makes 1
  • 2 hours
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 9 Ingredients


My grandfather taught me how to make this. I am actually not a lover of liquorice however, my family like this.

Ingredients (makes 1 Container)

  • 8 tablespoons Unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Dark corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup Sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup Blackstrap molasses
  • 1/8 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 3/4 cup Whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Anise extract
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Black food colouring


  1. Line a glass 8″-square baking dish with baking paper.
  2. Bring butter, sugar, syrup, milk, molasses, and salt to a boil over high heat in a large saucepan fitted with a candy thermometer until temperature reaches 265°
  3. Remove from heat and stir in flour, extract and colouring, pour into pan. Chill until firm, 30–45 minutes.
  4. Invert onto a cutting board, peel off paper, and cut into ¼”-thick ropes.
  5. Place on baking sheets, let sit for 1 plus hours or until set. Store between paper in an airtight container.


You can twist liquorice if desired.

  • This sounds wonderful, but I think I’ll buy mine as even that is usually too much for one person. Thanks so much for sharing – seems easy to do once you have all the ingredients.


  • I’m a huge liquorice fan so I can’t wait to get the necessary ingredients to make this myself


  • I love love love licorice but had never considered the ingredients. Happier to buy it.


  • Yum! I never knew how to make this – great idea! Thanks for sharing.


  • Think I’d rather just buy it – creates a lot of liquorice for 1 person


  • Nice try to make them at home.


  • This sounds good. My dad loves liquorice and Christmas is coming up. :-)


  • Incredible, iv never thought Of making licorish before!


  • Will have to give this a go!


  • I love liquorice but never even thought about making it. What a great idea.


  • Thank you for sharing. Unfortunately i cant stand it.


  • Wow, i have NEVER ever thought about making it yourself


  • Would love to make my own liquorice – not sure we have all the ingredients available here though …


  • Must try this. Thanks for the recipe.


  • A great idea to make your own liquorice! Thanks!


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