Licorice Flag

Recently, I was trying to dream up something to make for the 4th of July … I was frustrated … my brain wasn’t working, again!

When I least expected it … and stopped thinking, this came to mind …

Licorice candy flag

The flag could be served just the way it is or maybe to decorate the top of a cake, Rice Kripsie Treats, brownies, etc.

This project also gave me the opportunity to use CandiQuik for the first time.  (Miss CandiQuik was so kind to send me some a few weeks ago.)  I was very pleased with the Vanilla CandiQuik, it has a nice flavor, was easy to melt and comes in its own melting tray … perfect for dipping licorice!

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This is what you will need to make one flag …

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  • 8 ounces melted Vanilla CandiQuik (you will have some left)
  • 5 ounce pack Red Vines (or 13 vines)
  • 4 ounces melted blue candy melts (or color CandiQuik with oil based or powder coloring)
  • White non-pareils (or other sprinkles for stars)
  • A tray lined with wax paper or parchment

licorice flag instruction

  1. Work on prepared tray.  Mark 7 pieces of licorice at 3-1/2″ (each licorice piece is about 8″ long).  This is a guide for dipping the blue candy.
  2. Dip the licorice in melted blue candy, shake off excess candy, lay on prepared tray, add a few white sprinkles, chill for a few minutes.
  3. Take 3 of the blue dipped pieces of licorice and dip in white candy, tap off excess, lay on tray, chill.  Dip 3 pieces of plain licorice in white candy, tap off excess, chill.
  4. No matter how hard you to try, sometimes a little puddle of excess candy forms.  After the candy has hardened, use a paring or small knife to trim it up :)

  ♦  This may be shared with these fun parties 

I look forward to your comments !

 

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22 Responses to Licorice Flag

  1. Home Seasons says:

    Love this sweet idea for 4th of July!

  2. Deb says:

    This is really cute. And since a lot of kids like the licorice this will go over big!

  3. Who ate the leftover Vanilla CandiQuik, Brenda? This is really a super idea.

  4. lisathebearfootbaker says:

    So creative and cute!! Love this project!

  5. ColleenB. says:

    I absolutely love using the CandiQuik. Remove from package, pop in microwave and in no time it’s all melted in it’s very own tray…….. easy peasy.
    I’m not all that fond of licorice so thought I would try using the pretzel rods and sprinkle on the candy star sprinkles.
    Thanks for sharing your creative talent and inspiration with us..
    Almost 2am here so guess I better go get something done around here. Bedding all washed so off to do something else.
    ColleenB.
    Texas ISA

    • I agree with you, CandiQuik is easy peasy :)
      Regarding pretzels … that is what I originally thought about using! I decided to use the red licorice and because it was simpler.
      Thank you for all of you kind comments :)

      P.S. Try to get some sleep!

  6. Ellen says:

    Really cute idea. Looks so American. Love it.

  7. BruCrew Life says:

    This is a great idea! Love!

  8. LOVE it! Sharing on our facebook page now :). Thanks! The licorice is a good idea because the red stripes are already done!

  9. Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I can’t wait to see what you link up next week! I hope to see you at the (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/

    Have a terrific week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  10. Melani says:

    Hi, this is a perfect idea for my son’s graduation party favors. He will be going to the Marines after his party and his theme is Marines, and these would go along with his theme. How long in advance can I prepare them so it won’t be stale.

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