Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Homemade Tootsie Rolls
2 TBSP Butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 c clear corn syrup
3 c powdered sugar
2 squares unsweetened chocolate (melted)
3/4 c powdered milk (carnation has the best flavor)
Blend butter, corn syrup, chocolate and vanilla in a medium bowl. Combine sugar and milk, stir in chocolate mixture. Mixture will be crumbly. Knead until well blended and smooth. Roll into 4 long rolls, then cut into bite size pieces and wrap in wax paper.
I've tried this with a couple of different brands of powdered milk and found that carnation has the best flavor. Also, as a time saver I put everything in my food processor. Then I roll it out by hand. Less mess. This is a quick project and my kids love it. You could try a some different variations on this recipe and substitute a flavor, like strawberry or cherry in place of the vanilla and use white chocolate squares instead of regular chocolate. These are easy to make and super fun for birthday parties or a simple treat for the kids.