Homemade Tootsie Rolls

Homemade Tootsie Rolls
Staff Writer


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.


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. 


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


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, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • 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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