Friday, August 7, 2009

Easy Homemade Tootsie-Rolls

One of my nieces was a big Tootsie-Roll fanatic growing up so I would get her some whenever we went for a visit. Since she got married and has a son of her own, I don't bother too much with getting her any. Instead, I make her some from a recipe I found, as sort of a joke. They're not too bad either.


  • 1 Cup Powdered Sugar

  • 1/2 Cup Light Corn Syrup

  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. Vegetable Shortening

  • 4 Tsp. Cocoa

  • 2 Tbsp. Evaporated Milk

  • 1/2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract

Mix the sugar, corn syrup, shortening, and cocoa in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.

Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and simmer until mixture reaches soft crack stage at around 275 degrees F. Remove from heat.

When bubbling stops, add the evaporated milk and beat in pan with electric mixer for about 30 seconds. Add vanilla extract and continue beating until mixture firms up.

Pour into well greased pan and allow to cool. Roll mixture into rope segments to a thickness of about 1/2 inch thick. Slice ropes 1 1/8 inches in length and let set overnight to firm up solidly.

Wrap pieces in either waxed paper squares or plastic wrap squares.

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