I just ran across this recipe and I had to post it I wonder if you could add chocolate to it as well?
Licorice Pudding Recipe from epicurious.com
Scandinavians simply adore black licorice; the selection available in their grocery stores rivals that of chocolate bars in ours. But you don't have to be crazy about it to enjoy this pudding, which is wonderfully smooth and tantalizingly tinged with molasses and anise. We found that Panda brand black licorice works best in this particular recipe.
(note: I'll bet that the RJs black soft eating licorice would be really good in the recipe. The last weeks' batch was so soft & fresh it melted in your mouth! Yum! )
Active time: 20 min Start to finish: 5 hr (includes chilling)
Servings: Makes 6 servings.
Special equipment: an instant-read thermometerAccompaniment: Almond paste filled cakes
3/4 cup very finely chopped Panda brand black licorice sticks or pieces (3 3/8 oz)
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 1/2 cups whole milk
1/3 cup plus 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons cornstarch
3 large egg yolks
1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter