Thursday, June 23, 2011

Homemade Tootsie Rolls.....



You won't convince anyone that this is a real Tootsie Roll BUT it is a nice homemade alternative with basic pantry items and once they cool completely, they do make a nice go of it!

2 T butter
3 T cocoa powder
1/4 cup light corn syrup*
1/2 t vanilla
1/3 cup sifted milk powder (*sifting will give you a smoother texture, so do sift the milk too)
1 1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar

In small saucepan, melt butter on low temp. Blend in cocoa, corn syrup, and vanilla. Heat just until bubbly.
Add sifted milk powder and 1 cup of sifted powdered sugar, stir well.

Sprinkle waxed paper with powdered sugar. Gently knead until you have a workable dough. Roll out into 4 ropes and cut into pieces with pastry cutter or knife. Wrap and twist in strips of waxed paper and allow to set up.

My kids loved these!
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*I think brown rice syrup would work for these but I don't have any ;-) If you try it- let me know!
This post is linked to:
Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Between Naps on the Porch

2 comments:

Samantha said...

Um, seriously?! Homemade tootsie rolls? YUM!!! I am not sure I would get to the point of wrapping them up though - they might all end up in my kids mouth and mine before then!

Donna said...

Samantha-
It certainly is hard to get to the wrapping step without eating them! However- the flavor is better when they cool. I had one little guy in the kitchen who started scraping the pot with a spoon ...while I wrapped. Nice of him to help me out like that ;-)