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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
Very easy to make and they turned out awesome. I had to add a little extra corn syrup and butter (wondering if it's because AZ is so dry). I made for a friend for his x-mas present .
Absolutely brilliant for what I wanted, see Kitty Litter Cake. So my photos are GROSS, and I won't post photos here out of respect for what is really an extremely tasty recipe! I have no idea what a tootsie roll looks or tastes like normally. Had to use golden syrup instead of the white corn.
If you are looking for a Tootsie Roll, these aren't the ones you want. I made them into balls and rolled them in powdered sugar to keep them from sticking into a mess. They taste good, but nothing like Tootsie rolls. I would have been happier with them if they had held more of their shape. I now have a bowl of fused chocolate balls. I may have to dig it out and slice them up.
These are great--I didn't change a thing. They're so much better than the "real" thing because you don't have to worry about cracking your teeth. Definitely a keeper.