2 c  Sugar
1/2 c  Light corn syrup
1/2 c  Boiling water
1/4 ts Cream of tartar
1/2 ts Food coloring
1/2 ts Anise oil OR
1 1/2 ts Anise extract
Combine sugar, corn syrup, boiling water and cream of tartar in a medium-heavy saucepan. Boil until mixture spins a thread or reaches 200 F on a candy thermometer. add food colring and anise oil. pour into a buttered 9x9" pan. BCut into 3/4 inch squarew when partially hardened, or when hard break intoto jagged pieces. May be rolled in confectioner's sugar.