12 ounce bag of chocolate chips
2/3 cup white corn syrup
wooden spoon or heat-proof spatula
Step 2: Dump the chocolate chips into the bowl.
Microwave them for 60 seconds on “high.” Stir them, then microwave for another 60 seconds. Stir again. If they are not melted enough, give them another 20 or 30 seconds at a time until they will stir smooth. (If you do not have a microwave, you can melt them in a double boiler, or in a heavy pan over VERY LOW heat. Keep stirring them so they don’t scorch.)
Step 3: Pour 2/3 cup of white corn syrup into the melted chips and stir it up.
Step 4: Pour out and moosh.
Pour the mixture out onto some aluminum foil and moosh it down. (I love mooshing!) Spread it out pretty flat, because it will set up like a brick. It needs to be thin enough that you can break off chunks later. Let it cool on the counter until it gets hard, (or if you are in a hurry put it in the refrigerator.)
Step 5: Go ahead and lick the spatula and the bowl.
Step 6: Form the Tootsies.
When it is firm, break off a chunk of the chocolate and roll it around like clay until you can mold it. Make it into a long “snake” and whack off little pieces. Break off more chunks and form tootsie pieces until it is all used up. Eat a few, and store the rest in a cool place.