Stale licorice hint- how to soften, freshen and revive it

It's a real bummer when your favorite licorice goes stale on you. While it does not happen often in our house, I did discover a licorice revival tip when I was making the peeps contest entry.
Simply put the licorice in the microwave for about 5 seconds! If you are a no nuker you can also put the licorice into a ziplock bag and pour hot water over it and let it sit for about 15 seconds.

Or you could bake something with it like in the amazing recipe that I found for Allsorts slice.
Melted butter, to grease pan

Brush a 8" X 12" square baking pan with melted butter to lightly grease.

Line the base and sides with non-stick baking paper, allowing it to overhang slightly.
Combine the butter, condensed milk and Lyle's golden syrup in a medium saucepan over low heat.
Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes or until butter melts and mixture is smooth.

Transfer to a large heatproof bowl. Add the biscuits, coconut and licorice allsorts and stir until just combined.
Press the mixture into the base of the prepared pan and set aside for 30 minutes to set.
Place the chocolate and copha in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan half-filled with simmering water (make sure the bowl doesn't touch the water).
Use a metal spoon to stir over low heat until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Pour the chocolate mixture over the slice in the pan.
Place in the fridge for 1 hour to set.
Cut into squares to serve.


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