Tootsie Rolls

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    • #322714

      Tootsie Rolls
      2 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
      1/2 cup light corn syrup
      2 tbsp softened butter
      3/4 cup powdered milk
      1 tsp vanilla extract
      2-3 cups powdered sugar
      Melt the chocolate in a large microwave-safe bowl or in a double boiler over simmering water.
      Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, stir in the corn syrup and the butter, stirring until the butter is melted. Stir in the powdered milk and the vanilla extract.
      Add a cup of the powdered sugar and stir until it is incorporated. Once that sugar is mixed in, add a second cup of powdered sugar and stir to mix. At this point the dough will start getting stiff and it might be difficult to stir more powdered sugar into the candy.
      Dust your work surface with powdered sugar, and knead the candy until it is smooth. If it is still very soft, knead in more powdered sugar until it is firm but not dry or crumbly. You might need up to 3 cups of powdered sugar total.
      Once the Tootsie Roll candy is smooth and a perfect firm but supple texture, break off a palm-sized piece and roll it into a long, thin rope. Using a sharp knife, cut it into small pieces and place them on a baking sheet. Repeat until you have formed all of the Tootsie Roll dough into small pieces. Depending on the size of the rolls, you should get 80-100 pieces.
      Refrigerate the tray of Tootsie Rolls until they firm up, for about 1 hour. Store Tootsie Rolls in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. You can wrap them individually in waxed paper or cling wrap if they start to stick together because of condensation from the refrigerator. Bring Tootsie Rolls to room temperature before serving.
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    • #443708

      Tootsie rolls are my favorite candy ever. Thanks!!

    • #443712

      Cool! Just remember to wrap them individually in wax wrap. Lay out a section and then cut it in strips. After you figure out how much that you need for each piece, you can then cut sections for each roll. It was a challenge from a friend whose favorite candy is tootsie rolls that led me to work on this…we won’t discuss the failures even if they tasted good! LOL!

    • #443751

      Oh wow, it never occurred to me that I could make these myself! Thank you for sharing your recipe, I can’t wait to give these a go and see how they taste!

    • #443770

      You will love them! Plus, you’ll save money by making your own. I used to hand these out on Halloween until children that I didn’t know started showing up at my door and I was afraid that the parents were tossing them because of all of the foolish people out there;-
      They do make great gifts if you know someone with a fondness for them. I have experimented with freezing them, but only overnight. I’m afraid of separation of products, so after a night in the freezer I return them to the fridge for storage. If anyone tries a longer time in the freezer, please share how they held together!

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