Homemade Tootsie Rolls

MyBigRedKitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons  butter
  • 1 Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 3/4 Cups  dry milk powder
  • 3/4 Cups  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 Cup  light corn syrup
  • 2-3 Cups  confectioners' sugar

How can you resist the loveable and chewy qualities of a Tootsie Roll? Thankfully for us, they're easily replicated at home using straightforward ingredients and a simple recipe.

Directions

In a greased bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter, vanilla extract, dry milk powder, and cocoa powder. Using a greased hook attachment, slowly add the corn syrup and mix to combine. Begin adding the confectioner’s sugar, ½ cup at a time, with the stand mixer running. When you’ve reached a thick, dough-like consistency, stop adding confectioners’ sugar and reserve the rest for rolling.

Dust your work surface with a few pinches of confectioners’ sugar and roll out the dough until it is ½-inch thick and about the size of a baking sheet. Chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Cut the chilled sheet into thing, long strips, and roll them into ropes using your hands. Chill on a baking sheet in the refrigerator for about an hour, and then cut the ropes into bite-size, Tootsie-roll shaped pieces and serve. 
 

Notes

Many thanks to Robin Joss of BigRedKitchen for helping to test this recipe. 

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

137 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

7%

Servings:

18
  • Fat 3g 5%
  • Carbs 28g 9%
  • Saturated 2g 10%
  • Fiber 1g 5%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 25g
  • Monounsaturated 1g
  • Polyunsaturated 0g
  • Protein 2g 4%
  • Cholesterol 9mg 3%
  • Sodium 27mg 1%
  • Calcium 55mg 6%
  • Magnesium 23mg 6%
  • Potassium 127mg 4%
  • Iron 1mg 3%
  • Zinc 0mg 3%
  • Phosphorus 68mg 10%
  • Vitamin A 25µg 3%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 2%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 5%
  • Niacin (B3) 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 1%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 3µg 1%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 3%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 0%
  • Vitamin K 0µg 0%
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