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Paleo Liquorice

Yields1 ServingPrep Time20 minsCook Time5 minsTotal Time25 mins

Our nutritionist Jordan has come up with a healthy paleo version of liquorice that is gluten and dairy free. The sweetener used in this recipe is organic black strap molasses which contains vital vitamins and minerals, such as iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium, vitamin B6, and selenium. Because of it's rich iron content it's great for those suffering with anaemia.

Liquorice Liquid
 1 1/2 cups filtered water
 2 tbsp fennel seeds
 5 star anise
 2 tbsp licorice powder or root
The rest of the liquorice ingredients
 1/4 cup coconut oil
 1 cup organic blackstrap molasses
 1/2 cup tapioca, sifted
 1 1/2 tbsp Changing Habits Gelatin
 A few drops of food grade Anise Essential Oil to taste (this is optional but does give it a nicer, more indepth flavour)
 1/2 cup of the liquorice liquid

Add the liquorice liquid ingredients to a small saucepan and simmer for 20 minutes or until its' reduced down to 1/2 cup of liquid.


Remove from the heat and allow to cool.


Mix together the gelatin powder with 2 Tbsp filtered water and set aside to bloom.


Strain the liquorice liquid and remove all the herbs, you should have 1/2 cup of liquorice liquid.


Now add all the ingredients back to the small saucepan and stir and simmer on low until the gelatin has completely dissolved and the tapioca is mixed through completely, you may need to whisk this together if it's not dissolving together nicely.


Remove from the heat and set aside.


Line a medium sized container with baking paper and pour the liquorice inside. Place in the fridge until set.


When it's set, slice into squares or rectangles.