What Licorice Candy?
Licorice is a type of gelatin candy that is thickened with flour. Most gelatin gummy’s use a large amount of gelatin to acheive that bouncy, chewy texture. With licorice, flour is added and cooked which give a unique texture and flavor.
- Heavy Bottom Pot
- Silicone Molds
Active Time: 15 Minutes
Total Time: 1 Hour
20-30 Pieces, Depending on Size
Table Of Contents
|1. Choose a Flavor and Color
|2. Bloom Gelatin
|3. Heat and Add Sugar
|4. Add Flavorings
|6. Add Flour
|7. Mold, Cool, Cut
|8. More Gummy Course Content
Choose a Flavor and Color
Licorice can be made in any flavor and color you’d like. The classics would either be a strawberry or cherry with red food coloring or a licorice flavored with black food coloring. But you can use any flavor and color combination that you would like.
Bloom the gelatin in the water from the recipe. Make sure the gelatin is completely soft and pliable before placing it in a pan over low heat.
Heat and Add Sugar
Gently melt the gelatin and water together before adding the sugar. If you are to make a sugar free version of this recipe you can replace all of the sugar one for one with allulose.
Allulose is a sugar substitute that tastes the most like table sugar. He can replace sugar in most recipes. Be aware that cooking allulose to a temperature of 248°F will cause it to caramelize quickly. Thankfully this recipe only needs to be heated to a boil.
To make this recipe sugar free you can replace the sugar with Allulose. Other sugar substitutes may effect the finished product so we suggest just using Allulose as a replacement in this recipe.
Once the mixture has been brought to a boil you can add the color and flavorings. Be sure to mix in the color and flavorings well as it will be hard to mix it in after the next step.
Add the flour to the recipe and mix constantly over medium low heat do your best to mix in any small clumps of flour. Continue mixing over medium low heat until it comes to a boil. Be sure to mix continuously to avoid any burning at the bottom of the pan.
Mold, Cool, Cut
Once the mixture has come to a boil you can pour it into a silicone mold that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.
Cover the container and allow it to cool for 45 minutes. Once the licorice is completely solid you can remove it from the silicone mold and cut them into your desired shapes.