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Sugar Free Homemade Licorice
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Sugar Free Homemade Licorice

This easy and yummy recipe for Sugar Free Homemade Licorice can be made low in carbs, gluten free and keto friendly as well.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
cooling30 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Search Result: gluten free, homemade, keto low carb, licorice, sugar free
Servings: 36




  • Prep your candy molds with a bit of nonstick to make for easier removal and clean up. In a small saucepan stir or whisk together the gelatin and the water. Then place the saucepan on medium heat and heat until liquefied. You will need to stir the mixture often. It will take a bit of a while to get to that liquefied stage.
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  • Once the mixture has become liquefied your can stir in the remaining ingredients and then remove the saucepan from the stove. Pour the mixture into the prepared molds and allow them to cool slightly. Transfer to the freezer (takes about 15 minutes) or the refrigerator (a bit longer) to become solid enough to enjoy.
    Sugar Free Homemade Licorice

Recipe Notes

I mentioned that this sugar free licorice recipe is a work-around for making licorice. This is because the recipe for 'real licorice' depends upon the sugar that is provided from the ingredients to both add flavor and structure.
Also, I mentioned how to make this recipe into a 'black licorice.'
To make this recipe a 'black licorice' recipe. Use the unflavored gelatin to make this. Add black food coloring (a few drops or as desired) and a tablespoon to a tablespoon of anise extract.
*Please check the nutritional labels to assure that you are sticking to your diet restrictions for any substitutions used.
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Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that are used.
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Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g
Please note: Nutritional data has been calculated using a tool that comes with this recipe card and not by me. This means that Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that you use. The accuracy of this tool may differ from other tools as expected. Also note that there is no instructional value to the video that may be attached to this recipe. It is only there for visual pleasure. For more information about the images in this recipe, please refer the the recipe instructions. Thank you!

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