Picture of 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

Picture of Ingredients
OK, let's get started, here's what you need
  •    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. 
mcfunworld7 months ago
I'm gonna make some but I'm gonna make a big tootsie BRICK :D just kidding I'll probably make little cubes then give some to my mom
Kemerd10 months ago

If you roll it up and cut them, and place them into the fridge for 30 minutes, they solidify a bit more, which makes them easier to eat, and store for later.

ccgeek1 year ago

if you get grey sand like I did,try melting butter and adding that

I made these it took a Long time but they were amazing!


i tried making this, but so far mine just looks like grey sand. What am i doing wrong?
Are you sure you have all the moisture giving ingredients and that you are using dry milk powder NOT instant milk? That is where I would start.

Instant milk would more than likely take up all your moisture. Just a thought. Good luck!
Maybe you could bake it at a low temperature for a couple hours to increase the chewiness if an exact match to the original candy is needed.
bill81882 years ago
Can't wait to try thanks
craig34 years ago
hhhmmmm, I dont think we have tootsie rolls in Australia,ill have to make some and see what its all about
masilum craig34 years ago
We do have tootsie rolls. SA. In Rite Price. There heaps yummy. But this recipe wasnt much better. We dont have corn syrup either. I found a replacement. Certainly not the best. If we DID have corn syrup on the other hand, it probably would be very nice.
craig3 masilum4 years ago
I've never seen them in Sydney though.
masilum craig34 years ago
Yeah, I doubt they'd be everywhere in Aus. It sucks that we don't have the same ingredients. :(
craig3 masilum4 years ago
corn syrup is glucose syrup though, should find that with all the cake decorating crap in woolies or something?
i found it in IGA
masilum craig34 years ago
Aaahk. Shall try that then. Thanks!
rammons craig34 years ago
Pitt Street, Miranda, Chatswood last time I was home.
rammons craig34 years ago
Go to Sugar Fix. I'm a dual citizen, and had to find my candy fix.
gapcool14 years ago
MaXoR4 years ago
Anyone made these yet, I love tootsie rolls, and so does my father. If these actually taste close, as in close enough for an avid tootsie roll lover to accept, then please let us know. I don't want to waste those ingredients unless it will work, limited budget living on disability.
fungus amungus (author)  MaXoR4 years ago
I was happy with the taste of it, but the texture is definitely softer if he's addicted to the chewiness.
kcbirder4 years ago
Looks yummy! But part of the distinct Tootsie Roll flavor is a hint of orange. (A Tootsie Roll cocktail is Dark Creme do Cacao in orange juice....and Wikipedia lists orange extract as in ingredient in Tootsie Rolls.) So it might be interesting to add just a TEENY smidge of natural orange extract to the recipe.

Thanks for posting it!
fungus amungus (author)  kcbirder4 years ago
That's interesting. I'll have to try that next time. This made a LOT so it'll be a while before I do it again, though.
SenKat4 years ago
Oh, MY ! So, after I make these, ans some other yuumy 'ibles I have seen" I was wondering iif you were considering making a weight loss 'ible as well ! NICE WORK !
fungus amungus (author)  SenKat4 years ago
As a matter of fact, I have changed my diet this year and have lost 15-20 pounds so far. These are definitely on the no-fly list for the most part, but I still ate a few before handing out the rest.
"You at the whole leaf? Well their go your points for the day" -WeightWatchers quote
fungus amungus (author)  MaXoR4 years ago
Lost me on that one. What's the reference?
Well, I am missing TWO key components needed for losing weight -



Power !

No will power here - I see those yummy treats, BAM ! They are gone ! :-) Eh - fortunately my metabolism is "okay" so I don't explode in weight - but if I did find some will power, I would be able to lose a LOT more ! :-) Congrats on the awesome 'ible, AND on the weight loss !
fungus amungus (author)  SenKat4 years ago
I do OK with willpower. It's actually been really easy. I've just changed what I regularly eat and eat enough to be satisfied.
erichoward4 years ago
OMG! Its looks so yummy! Can i have one??
paulicio914 years ago
this food is very good
fretted4 years ago
Wonder if you could make them harder by using a little less white corn syrup like maybe 1/4 cup and just kneed it lots more ...

I love the texture of real tootsies thanks for this great Ible ......
You're my hero. Tootsie rolls are my favorite!
Muniosi4 years ago
These look awesome! Going to go see if I have all the ingredients right now!
Thank you! Thank You!
Bloonie4 years ago
Can't wait to make these!!
build524 years ago
I love tootsie rolls!!!!!!