Tootsie Roll candy is a staple in every child's Halloween bag. This sweet, chewy candy is too easy to eat in one sitting. If you've ever attempted to make your own candy bars, you know it's quite a labor of love. Tootsie Roll's ingredients and the recipe are actually quite simple. Making this chocolate candy is a great activity to do with the kids and can involve the entire family. Who wouldn't want a hand in making their favorite candy?
Tootsie Roll Industries, the company behind Tootsie Rolls, also makes Frooties, which are fruit chews reminiscent of taffy. Tootsie fruits come in 11 different fruit flavors. Once you've mastered the classic tootsie roll, you can try making your own Frooties, or Tootsie Pops. They're a tad more complicated but just as delicious.
Homemade Tootsie Roll ingredients contain fewer artificial colors and ingredients than the store-bought kind. Regular tootsie roll ingredients include: Sugar, corn syrup, palm oil, condensed skim milk powder, cocoa powder, whey, soy lecithin, artificial and natural Flavor. This confection is definitely not a health food, but it's gluten free, nut free, and also unsalted.
Since you're making these at home, you can make them any size you want. The classic tiny midgees are our suggestion since they are so cute and the perfect serving size for popping in your mouth!
Tootsie Roll Ingredients
The ingredient list is so simple that you probably already have most ingredients in your pantry. You'll need: chopped unsweetened chocolate, vanilla extract, light corn syrup, softened butter, powdered milk, and powdered sugar. Real tootsie rolls have a hint of orange flavoring, so you can feel free to add or omit that.
You start by melting the chocolate, then add corn syrup and butter, and mix until smooth. Next, stir in the powdered milk and vanilla. Once this is combined, you can start adding in your powdered sugar. As you add sugar, the mix will transform into a dough. Keep kneading the dough until it is very soft and smooth.
Once you've reached the desired texture, you can break off pieces and start rolling them into ropes. The fun part is deciding how long or short you want these to be. If you make them midgee size, you'll have between 80-100 pieces. Once they are rolled out, refrigerate for one hour to let them firm up.
Store for up to two weeks in an airtight container in the fridge. With how delicious these are, we doubt they'll last the full two weeks.
Find the full recipe here.
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