Red Licorice made with unflavored gelatin, cherry Jello, cherry soda and anise flavoring to create low calorie, low fat licorice.
2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
3 packgages diet cherry Jello
4 cups low calorie cherry soda
2 teaspoons anise flavoring
Soften both gelatins in 1/2 cup of soda.
Bring remaining 3-1/2 cups of soda to a boil; dissolve gelatin mixture.
Pour into 9 x 12 inch pan. Refrigerate.
When set, cut Red Licorice into 24 squares.
Yield: 24 squares
Extra: Cranberry Jello Candy
For a delicious side, saute apple wedges in butter until golden and carmalized before deglazing with brandy, chicken stock and a drizzle of golden syrup.
You can get creative with this unusual spin of cranberry Jello candy by using any flavor of Jello you think would mix well with cranberry sauce!
1 can (16 oz.) jellied cranberry sauce
1 package (6 oz.) raspberry Jello
1 cup finely chopped walnuts
Combine cranberry sauce and raspberry Jello in saucepan. Cook and stir constantly until mixture comes to full rolling boil. Boil for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in nuts. Immediately pour into greased 9 x 9 pan. Chill until firm. Cut into bite-size pieces.
How can you tell if a cranberry is good? Before machines took over the job of checking for quality, people used to roll cranberries down stairs. The soft, undesirable berries did not have the "oomph" to make it down, so they would languish on the steps; the fresh ones made it to the bottom. For fun at home, play along by dropping one onto the counter or floor. It should bounce like a rubber ball. Not feeling that playful? Top quality cranberries float.