Hillside Honey Anise-Honey Chews
1 Cup Honey
1 ½ tsp. Star Anise, finely ground
Star Anise is easily ground in a blender, both seeds and pods together. You can substitute any other flavoring, herb or spice for the star anise.
In a small saucepan, cook the honey and anise together over low heat until the mixture reaches the firm-ball stage (244-248 degrees on a candy thermometer). Pour the mixture into a very lightly greased bowl and allow it to cool somewhat. When the honey mixture is cool enough to handle, tear off bits and shape them into balls between the palms of your hands, then place them on a dry plate to set. When the candy is well set, wrap each piece in wax paper