|Sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Light corn syrup||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Water||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Anise extract||1 Teaspoon|
|Food coloring||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
Line 8-inch square baking pan with foil, extending edges over sides of pan.
Lightly grease foil with butter; set aside.
Measure sugar, corn syrup and water into heavy 2-quart saucepan.
Stir over medium-low heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil, being careful not to splash sugar mixture on side of pan.
Carefully clip candy thermometer to side of pan (do not let bulb touch bottom of pan).
Cook about 15 minutes, without stirring, until thermometer registers 290°F Immediately remove from heat.
Stir in anise extract and food coloring.
Pour mixture into prepared pan.