Friday, February 4, 2011
Every year for Valentine's Day I make these delicious DIY tootsie rolls. Not sure why I don't make them the rest of the year - they are tasty, easy & fun to make. No real cooking required, so virtually goof-proof too! And the kiddies love helping with them, so you can justify making candy as a bonding experience. I know I do. I shared the recipe here last Valentine's Day, but Sew Can Do's gotten a lot more readers since then, so I'm bringing it back this year for everyone's treat-loving pleasure.
**Added bonus of making these is that they do not get crazy hard like the store kind, so they will not strain your dental work or jaw muscles. I like my candy to be pain-free.**
2 oz unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup dark corn syrup
3/4 cup dry milk
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Melt chocolate & butter (super easy method: 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, cleaving it and pressing sides down ~or~ roll out like dough & use cookie cutters. Wrap in waxed paper or store in airtight container. That is, if you don't eat them all the second they are done (like we usually do).
Seriously easy and oh-so-good. Better go make some more....