Introduction: Homemade Tootsie Rolls
Want to have lots of Tootsie Rolls quickly and cheaply? This recipe gets the job done with candies that taste like Tootsie Rolls, but are much softer than the store-bought kind.
Seriosusly, this is easy. If you have all of the ingredients, you're only about 10 minutes away from eating them up.
Step 1: Ingredients
- 2 tablespoons butter (29g), softened
- 1/2 cup (40g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 cups (360g) confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup (85g) dry milk powder
- 1/2 (120mL) cup white corn syrup
Note that that is dry milk powder, not instant milk.
Step 2: Knead It!
Throw all of the ingredients into one large mixing bowl and knead it until it looks like one large lump of tootsie. It will have the consistency of Play-Doh. It may not seem like there's enough moisture in there when you start, but keep with it and it should turn out just fine.
Step 3: Shape It
To make your own rolls, just tear off a chunk of the tootsie dough, roll it up, and cut pieces off. Eat it up right there or wrap it in plastic wrap or wax paper to save it for later.
That's it! Enjoy.