Saturday, October 22, 2011

Homemade Tootsie Rolls Candy Recipe

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You know them and admit it, you love them, too! Tootsie Rolls Candy—hard to resist, especially out of the kiddie’s trick-or-treat stash while they’re away at school. ;)

Well, I’ve cloned them homemade and darn it all if these are just about the closest candy I’ve made that is so very close to the original Tootsie Rolls. And so super easy to make as well. No, I didn’t invent the idea or recipe, I knew it had most likely been done before. I’ve been hankering to give them a try and I’m glad I did. After Googling for recipes, I actually ended up trying two different ones that I’d found. One that I tried was from Paula Deen (thought I couldn’t go wrong). Her recipe is just melted chocolate chips and corn syrup with some added flavoring. Then that mixture just sits covered for 24 hours to set up. The taste was not right on with Tootsie Rolls and they never did set up the same. Strike one. But never fear—I wasn’t about to throw out all that chocolate—I put it in a saucepan with some cream and melted it back down. Then added the warm chocolate to more cream and some milk and made a fabulous base to some great chocolate ice cream. Nothing wasted and some great ice cream to boot!

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I made some the regular size, but remembered the big thick sticks you can get in a package? I had to make some of those, too.

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I was going to take the time to make some cute wrappers for them, but well, that’s just not me. Give me the ingredients to make the candy and I’ll be happy as can be. Tell me to be crafty—and not so much me. So they are just wrapped in waxed paper, which is fine because they are a hit around here and are getting eaten pretty fast! Like I said, they taste almost just like the Tootsie Rolls you all know and love. The texture is just every so slightly softer, which is actually fine since sometimes Tootsie Rolls can be just a little too chewy. These might “harden up” like that over a little time—if they last that long. Looking for a quick, easy treat to surprise someone with or to give away? These are great!

Homemade Tootsie Rolls, by Katrina, Baking and Boys!, adapted from Allrecipes

2-3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup (42 grams) cocoa powder

3 cups (330 grams) powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3/4 cup (108 grams) dry milk powder (not instant powdered milk)

1/2 cup light corn syrup and an additional tablespoon or two

pinch of salt

Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl until well incorporated. If the dough isn’t coming together after 2 tablespoons of butter are added, add more until it starts to stick together, do the same with corn syrup, alternating the butter and syrup. It just might need a little extra. Knead into a firm dough and shape into ropes and cut to desired size. Wrap individually in waxed paper. Makes—a lot.

*Don’t use your stand mixer, it will have a hard time mixing the stiff dough. I also read that someone put all the ingredients in a gallon sized plastic bag and let kids take turns kneading it all together.

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You’ve got to try these!

This post is being added to a blog hop, Sweets For A Saturday at Lisa’s blog, Sweet As Sugar Cookies.



26 comments:

Mari @ Mari's Cakes said...

They looks delicious, I would love to make some soon! Thanks :)

Carrie said...

oh my god I need to make these! I'm guilty of steeling them from my kids trick or treat bags..........

Shelby said...

I love tootsie rolls! I've been keeping the mini tootsie pops at my desk at work too...love em so much!

Nom! The Indulgent Baking Blog said...

I've always wanted to try one, don't get them here in the UK, will def give this a try!

scrambledhenfruit said...

Yum! I do love Tootsie Rolls, but I never knew I could replicate them at home. Thanks! :)

Curt said...

Awesome! You're right, who doesn't love them! Especially if you put them in the microwave for about 5 seconds. Yum!

And I'll be that yours are as good that way too!

Vivian - Let's Try These... said...

Awesome! Thanks for the tip about not using my stand mixer! Can't wait to try these

chacha said...

These look amazing! I've missed Tootsie Rolls for so long because of allergies. Can't wait to make these as a surprise for my guys.

Mindy said...

I was just looking for a fun cooking activity for preschool. Maybe I will give it a try.

Kristina @ spabettie said...

I love that you made the bigger "logs", and with the segments too - I always loved those!

these look great!

Tracey said...

What a neat idea! I love tootsie rolls too, but haven't had one in ages.

Kathleen said...

These look delicious and like a lot of fun! Great post :)

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Awesome idea!

jillbert said...

The big logs are so cute! I like Tootsie Rolls in any shape or size, and I can't wait to make these. Can't believe how easy they are!

Barbara Bakes said...

So fun! I've haven't seen homemade Tootsie Rolls before. I'll have to give it a try.

Kristen said...

Those look amazing. My kids are going to be singing your praises for posting this recipe!!!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

What a wonderful idea - you are going to be one popular lady in my house!
Mary x

Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It said...

oh yum! Great candy to make at home!

Zoe said...

Sounds like there is lots of unspoken tips and techniques involved making these sweet "delicacy". Good to know all these precious information from you.

BigBearswife said...

ooo yum! Tootsie Rolls ! Can't wait to try and make these

MyKidsEatSquid said...

These look so fun to make with kids. Thanks for passing this along.

Kayte said...

I'm not saying a word but you know what I am thinking...lol lol lol. ;-)

Screaming Sardine said...

I LOVE tootsie rolls!! Can't wait to try this recipe. TFS.

Pinning and tweeting about it.

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

Erin said...

Awesome!!! Tootsie Rolls are my sons favorite candy. He'd love it if I made them for him!!!

Judith Frederick said...

what is dry milk powder and where do you get it?

vanillasugarblog said...

I love these! and no chemicals!
Going to include this in my friday link roundup!
OK to steal a photo?