Gluten Free Licorice
If you’re considering a “gluten free” lifestyle, you may think that requires you to give up a lot of the foods you love. But you’re wrong. You can still eat many of your favorite foods with just a few modifications, and thanks to the Internet, figuring out how to make gluten free versions of those foods is easier than ever. Here’s a perfect example for the aspiring gluten free individual who has a sweet tooth: Gluten free licorice.
This gluten free licorice recipe is a great snack whether you need a 3 o’clock pick-me-up or are having an at-home movie night. Heck, if you’re feeling rebellious you could even sneak this gluten free licorice into the movie theater so you have a tasty snack. Shhh… I won’t tell if you won’t. 🙂
Don’t be nervous about trying this gluten free licorice. It tastes great; in fact, most people probably wouldn’t even guess it was gluten free!
Tip: Even if you decide the gluten free lifestyle isn’t right for you and your family, that doesn’t mean you can’t try the occasional gluten free recipe like this one for gluten free licorice!
1/2 cup Gluten free flour with xanthan gum
Pinch of kosher salt
1 teaspoon Lorann cherry or strawberry flavoring
Red food coloring
1 stick of butter
8 tablespoons light corn syrup
4 tablespoons liquid sugar in the raw
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
You will also need:
Heavy duty sauce pan
9″ x 9″ cake pan
1. In a large mixing bowl combine salt and flour and mix well.
2. In a large heavy duty sauce pan combine sweetened condensed milk, sugar in the raw, corn syrup, butter, and sugar.
3. Over medium heat, bring pan’s contents to a boil, and cook until temperature reaches 240 degrees.
Tip: Use a candy thermometer to check the temperature.
4. Immediately remove pan from heat, and carefully pour contents over flour mix.
5. Mix well.
6. Add in flavoring of choice and red food coloring, and mix well.
7. Pour mixture into greased pan.
8. Set pan in the fridge for about 45 minutes or until chilled.
9. Remove licorice from pan and place on parchment paper then cut off the sides with a pizza cutter to make an even square.
10. Cut licorice square into 20 long pieces.
11. Twist each piece carefully and place on parchment paper.
Optional: For licorice bites, cut each long piece into many small pieces.
If you love this gluten free licorice and want to make more gluten free recipes, try:
If you want to try more yummy homemade snacks, be sure to follow Freebie Finding Mom’s Homemade Snacks Pinterest board.