Licorice Caramels

Licorice Caramels


"This is a mouthwatering candy recipe that is as close to the Callard and Bowser licorice flavored caramels as you can get. I got this recipe from my sister, and once you have a piece, you can't stop eating them!"


3 h servings 84 cals
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Original recipe yields 64 servings



  • Calories:
  • 84 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 3.4 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 13.5g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 0.5 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 36 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Line a 9x9 inch dish with buttered foil.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in sugar, milk, corn syrup and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Continue to heat, without stirring, to 242 to 248 degrees F (116 to 120 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a firm but pliable ball. Remove from heat and stir in anise and food coloring. Pour into prepared pan. Let cool completely, several hours.
  3. To cut, turn out of pan and peel away foil. Cut with a buttered knife. Wrap pieces in waxed paper or candy wrappers.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.
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  1. 47 Ratings


If you are trying to duplicate Callard & Bowser - this is it exactly! However, after scorching the pan the first time, I had to stir continuously and it took an hour over medium heat to reach t...

This is my husbands all time favorite candy ever!!! The licorice flavoring is very subtle - even those who dislike licorice will love this candy. You can also subsitite the anise flavoring wi...

Without a doubt this is the very best recipe for licorice. It is soft, chewy and if you use very good anise it is beyond descripton. I use Watkins Anise for best results.

these are scrumptious! so buttery good and rich and creamy but with a hint of licorice taste. Didn't have the paste for coloring so tinted w/red food coloring for the holidays. I heated to 25...

I have noticed that the people that have given this recipe lower stars have had some difficulty with the recipe. The main problem that you are having is your heat. After melting your butter an...

I have never made candy or caramels, so I was nervous to make these, but they turned out so well!!! I can't believe how much they charge for each one of these in the stores when you can make a w...

As noted in the recipe, I didn't stir the ingredients and they burned (at a low temp). This was and expensive lesson. The second time, I stirred the entire time and the result was wonderful ca...

These caramels are really delicoius but they didn't taste very licoricey. I had to use anise oil because I couldn't find anise extract. They were also kinda hard to make if you don't have a cand...

Pretty good licorice - says the woman who doesn't like licorice. So it must be good. Made my batch exactly as the recipe states, however, I would not recommend pouring into baking dish lined w...