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)
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.