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1 7-ounce box soft black licorice
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate - coarsely chopped
coarse sea salt
1. in a food processor, grind licorice until finely chopped, about 30 seconds. transfer to a heavy-bottomed saucepan and add 1/4 cup water. cook gently over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until licorice is shiny and almost melted, 5 - 7 minutes.
2. add condensed milk and bring to a simmer, stirring. scrape mixture back into food processor and add chocolate. process until as smooth as possible, about 1 - 2 minutes. scrape mixture into a bowl and chill until very cold, at least 3 hours.
3. pour sprinkles into a bowl. roll teaspoons of licorice mixture into balls and drop them into the sprinkles, turning to coat. place balls into paper candy cups and sprinkle tops with salt.
- new your times, october 2012