Valentine's Day

Offbeat Sweet: Homemade Black Licorice

published Feb 7, 2013
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Saveur has a recipe for a from-scratch version of the familiar black twists, flavored with blackstrap molasses and anise extract. There’s nothing complicated about the ingredients or the instructions; the only special equipment needed is a candy thermometer. The finished twists last for up to two weeks in the refrigerator and would make the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for the
dark
moody
complex black-licorice-loving person in your life.

Get the recipe: Homemade Black Licorice Twists at Saveur
Do you have any ideas for offbeat homemade treats for Valentine’s Day?

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