Homemade Licorice

Homemade Black Licorice Twists

These licorice twists can be stored in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. To serve, just microwave them briefly.Todd Coleman

Why buy licorice in the store when you can make the freshest, most aromatic version you've ever tasted at home? With the essence of your choice—licorice root, anise extract, fennel seed-infused syrup—and just a few other ingredients, it's amazingly easy to cook up a sweet taffy that can be cut into cubes, twisted into ropes, or otherwise fashioned into a chewy old-school treat.