Anise Candy

2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
½ cup water
¼ tsp red food coloring
1 tsp oil of anise

Combine sugar corn syrup and water in a 2 quart heavy sauce pan. Stir well and cook over low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves Continue cooking at a fairly low boil, with out stirring, to the soft stage (280) remove from heat and add color and oil of anise, stirring no more than necessary to mix. Poor into oiled 9 x 13 pan. Candy should be a thin layer. As it starts to cool, mark with a knife into bite size pieces. Keep scoring until the pieces hold their shape. Cool. Remove from pan and wipe off any excess oil: break into pieces. Place in an air tight container with wax paper between the layers and store in a cool place.

*Recipe from unknown source.

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