COAL CANDY I

3 c. sugar
3/4 c. syrup
1/2 c. water
1/2 tsp. oil of anise
Food coloring

Boil sugar, syrup and water to hard crack stage. Remove from heat and add
oil of anise plus sufficient blue and yellow food coloring to make mixture
black. Pour candy into very lightly oiled pan and set this pan in a bowl
of ice. When cool break in chunks. Use 1/2 teaspoon oil of anise which may
be obtained in drug store. Oil of anise is much more concentrated then ordinary flavoring. If using flavoring, use 3 to 4 teaspoons.