Original Licorice Candy

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Carambola

Original licorice candy made with the licorice root. This is a delicious treat which is mildly laxative and alleviates symptoms of colds and flu. Warning: Licorice should not be used by those suffering from high blood pressure (it raises the BP quite a lot!), diabetes, glaucoma, heart disease or a history of stroke, kidney disease. Best avoided when pregnant. May cause water retention and loss of potassium. Do not use for more than 4 weeks consecutively.

Top Review by loica_simoneau

I definitely needed to adjust this recipe, and it is still simply coming out very rough due to the flour. Looks easy, is easy but results extremely disappointing.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon powdered licorice root (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon dried anise, root (POWDERED ( or to taste)
  • 1 cup flour (enough to make a workable dough)
  • icing sugar


  1. Warm the molasses and add licorice and anise powder.
  2. Mix in enough flour to make a workable dough.
  3. Roll mixture into small tubes, cut into desired lengths.
  4. Roll in icing sugar if desired. The mixture will harden when cool.

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