Harry Potter Licorice Wands

Harry Potter Licorice Wands

This unique licorice recipe is delicious and perfect for shaping out interesting wand designs. Accio wand!

Yields about 1 dozen wands

Things you'll need


  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¾ cup dark corn syrup
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • Pinch kosher salt
  • ¾ cup bread flour
  • 2 tablespoons anise extract
  • Chocolate brown color
  • Pan spray
  • Medium pot
  • Candy thermometer
  • Whisk
  • 8 by 8 pan lined with parchment
  • Rubber spatula
  • Knife
  • Cookie sheet lined with parchment

Let’s get started!

  1. In a medium sauce pot, mix butter, sugar, corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk until well combined.
  2. Use a candy thermometer to keep track of the temperature. Heat to 260ºF, stirring occasionally to make sure the sugar isn’t burning.
  3. Once the mixture reaches 260ºF, whisk in flour and anise quickly, as the flour will brown from the heat of the sugar.
  4. Remove from the heat and pour into a lined and sprayed 8 inch square cake pan.
  5. Chill for 20 minutes and then remove the licorice from pan. Use a knife to cut long thin triangles (PICTURE at 2:49).

Time to decorate!

  1. Twist the triangles into a wand shape and place back onto a lined cookie sheet (PICTURE at 2:59). Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  2. TaDa! Hufflepuff would approve of these delicious wands!
Rosanna Pansino makes Harry Potter Licorice Wands Harry Potter Licorice Wands

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