Homemade Tootsie Rolls

Homemade Tootsie Rolls

Homemade Tootsie Rolls

 

Homemade Tootsie Rolls, 

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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