Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
An easy recipe like the ones you can buy -- only better!
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1⁄2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3⁄4 cup powdered milk
- 1⁄2 cup white corn syrup
- Mix all ingredients together.
- Knead like you would for bread.
- Roll into rope shapes and cut into desired lengths.
- Wrap with plastic wrap to keep.
Thanks, we had fun with this recipe. One idea we tried was to form them into balls and press them around lolipop sticks. Then we made a standard hard candy recipe (just sugar, corn syrup, and water, cooked to hard crack stage, with added flavorings), and dipped the totsie pops in. To keep the hard candy recipe from hardening too quickly as we dipped the pops, we poured it into a warm glass container that we kept hot on a electric griddle at 300 - 350 degrees. Kinda tricky, but fun.
These are good, but they are not Tootsie Rolls. The real Tootsie Rolls are so hard to chew would pull the fillings out of your teeth. These are soft and delicious. I did miss the "chew". I will make these again, but maybe roll them into balls and then dredge in cocoa or powdered sugar. They make a nice treat to put out on the coffee table.
I really enjoyed these and so did everyone who tried them. Yes, they are not as hard as the orginal tootsie rolls, but that is what I like about them. The ingredients are easy to find and the product is easy to make. Thank you Faith77