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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Homemade Tootsie Rolls

This is one of many recipes, candy and everything imaginable, that I have tucked away but have never actually made, sooooo ... I am hoping it will be good, sure sounds like it, but I won't make promises I can't keep!  I absolutely love the little vanilla tootsie rolls but am told they are only sold during certain seasons.  I assume Halloween is THE one, with those little bags of assorted candy that contain all flavors of tootsie rolls. I ALWAYS pick out all the vanilla before putting the treats out for the little ones.  Every now and then I see one in the large bowl that I have missed and dive for it lest any little ghost or witch should beat me to it!!
Anyway, here is the recipe and I surely hope it turns out as good as it sounds .., I do plan on making it, leaving out the cocoa to see if it is half as good as the little vanilla tootsie rolls that I so love.  If it is, it for sure will be a keeper!!!

Homemade Tootsie Rolls

2Tblsp sof butter
1/2 cup cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup instant milk powder
1/2 cup white corn syrup

Mix everything together really well and knead on board sprinkled with powdered sugar.  Knead until smooth and pliable.  Divide and roll into ropes of desired length, cut with very sharp knife and, hopefully you will have your tootsie roll clones.  If you try this let me know how it turns out.

Be sweet!