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Homemade Tootsie Rolls

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.

18
Servings
138
Calories Per Serving

Notes

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

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

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. 
 

Nutritional Facts
Servings18
Calories Per Serving138
Total Fat3g5%
Sugar26gN/A
Saturated2g10%
Cholesterol9mg3%
Protein2g4%
Carbs28g9%
Vitamin A25µg3%
Vitamin B120.2µg2.9%
Vitamin C0.5mg0.8%
Vitamin D0.6µg0.1%
Vitamin K0.3µg0.4%
Calcium55mg6%
Fiber1g5%
Folate (food)3µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)3µg1%
Iron0.5mg3%
Magnesium23mg6%
Monounsaturated0.9gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.1mg0.6%
Phosphorus68mg10%
Potassium127mg4%
Sodium27mg1%
Sugars, added24gN/A
Zinc0.5mg3.1%
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