I’m back just in time for one more Halloween treat that you can whip up in no time! Again, I love the idea of giving homemade treats out for trick-or-treaters that are family friends or neighbors whose parents wouldn’t mind letting them eat a handmade treat from you. One of my all-time favorite candies is Tootsie Rolls and I have always wanted to try to make my own homemade Tootsie Rolls. Halloween is the perfect time for this DIY project.
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of Tootsie Rolls is a parade. Tootsie Rolls are a candy that is thrown by the handful at parades and I always loved running near the parade floats to pick up as many tiny Tootsie Rolls as I could. Halloween makes me think of the larger-sized Tootsie Rolls that always felt extra special compared to the bite-sized version. No matter which size you prefer, this post will show you a simple way of how to make your own Tootsie Rolls.
First things first: there are no baking or candy thermometer involved in this recipe! I bet you are even a little more excited now aren’t you? That’s what I’m telling you, you could have bag of homemade Tootsie Rolls ready to hand out or bring to work tomorrow for Halloween!
How to make Tootsie Rolls:
Start by sifting together dry ingredients (cocoa powder, powdered sugar and dry milk powder)
Melt a few other ingredients and whisk together (butter, corn syrup and vanilla)
Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix briefly with a spatula
Use an electric mixer to combine the ingredients more adequately
Finally, use your hands to knead the ingredients to combine them more completely. You will think that I forgot to tell you a step, but have faith that with just a bit of kneading, you will get a nice, glossy patty
Cut the patty of candy into sections
Roll out each section into 1/2″ wide ropes and cut the ropes into your desired length of Tootsie Rolls
Wrap individually in wax paper
HAVE A HAPPY AND SAFE HALLOWEEN!