Black Licorice Candy DIY: A Kid's Guide to Sweet Success

Black Licorice Candy DIY

Hey kids and candy lovers! Are you ready for a sweet kitchen adventure? We're going to make some delicious black licorice candy! It's easy, fun, and oh-so-tasty. Let's dive in!

What You Need:

  • Sugar: This makes our candy super sweet.
  • Water: To mix everything together.
  • Corn Syrup: For that perfect chewiness.
  • Flour: A little bit to help it all stick together.
  • Dolce Foglia Anise Flavor: This gives it the yummy licorice taste. Check it out here!
  • Salt: Just a tiny bit!
  • Food Coloring: We need black to make it look like real licorice.
  • Butter or Cooking Spray: To keep it from sticking to the pan.


Making the Candy:

  1. Adult Supervision is a Must: Candy making is fun but requires an adult's help, especially for the hot parts.

  2. Mixing Time: In a big pot, mix sugar, water, and corn syrup. Stir over medium heat until it's all melted.

  3. Heat It Up: Keep stirring until it boils. Then, let it cook without stirring until it's about 310°F (have an adult check the temperature).

  4. Add the Flavor: Turn off the heat. Quickly add flour, the awesome Dolce Foglia Anise Flavor, salt, and food coloring. Mix it all up!

  5. Pan Prep: Get the pan ready with butter or cooking spray, so your candy won’t stick.

  6. Pour It In: With an adult’s help, pour the hot mixture into the pan.

  7. Cooling Time: Let the candy cool down completely.

  8. Taste Test: Once it's cool, it's time to taste your homemade licorice candy!

  9. Share Your Candy: Show off your candy-making skills to friends and family!


  • Adult assistance is crucial for safety.
  • Patience is key in candy making.
  • Enjoy and take pride in your homemade treat!

Thank you for joining me in this fun black licorice candy-making adventure. You've done a fantastic job! Keep up the sweet work and always have fun in the kitchen!

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1 comment

Do you have quantities for this recipe?

Nathan A Cote

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