Saturday, February 13, 2010

DIY Tootsie Rolls

This is a fun & easy treat I learned to make many years ago.  What makes it even better is the kids can help make them and who doesn't like making candy?  Here's how:

2 oz unsweetened chocolate
2Tbl butter
1/4tsp salt
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
1tsp vanilla
3/4 cup dry milk
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Melt chocolate & butter (super easy in a pyrex cup in microwave on low for 45sec).  Mix with salt, syrup, vanilla, & dry milk.  Adding about a cup at a time knead in powdered sugar.  Shape into hearts by rolling into a ball and then cleaving it and pressing sides down or roll out & use cookie cutters.  Wrap in waxed paper or store in airtight container.  Added plus, they are guaranteed not to be rock hard - unlike the store bought kind. 

We were more interested in eating them than making them look perfect, but you get the idea:) 

Sharing this with some great parties:
Somewhat Simple's SYS Valentines
Treasures For Tots


  1. Love all your cutesy/crafty ideas! Stopping by from SITS! Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! :) and Happy Valentine's Day!

  2. Yummy. I'm going to have to try this tomorrow. Following you from Friday Follows.

  3. yummy - what a great idea! I know I'm late but I signed up to be your Friday Follower. I LOVE your blog! Come visit me @ my blog :)

  4. How chocolatey delicious!! My daughter LOVES chocolate! Thank you for sharing your awesome project at Thursday’s Treasures last week! Come share your crafty projects in this week’s Thursday’s Treasures too!

  5. This is intriguing - who doesn't love tootsie pops and it is annoying when they get rock hard.

  6. I was really enjoying looking at your tutorials and making plans to utilize them. Until I saw the Tootsie Roll recipe. All other plans have been put aside because these are now a necessity for me to make!! Thank you!!!


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