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Tootsie Rolls

Last Sunday I was browsing though some old cookbooks and found this recipe for Tootsie Rolls.  Since that is one of my kids and my favorites I had to give it a try.  The recipe is simple and was really good.  They seemed to get better with age, granted they did not last long at our house.  A friend of my daughters came over and was so excited to have them.  He thought they tasted just like Tootsie Rolls.  It was pretty cute.  They are not exactly like the Tootsie Rolls but pretty close.  It was fun to make something a little different for my traditional Sunday treat.
Tootsie Rolls
2 Tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups powdered sugar
6 tablespoons cocoa or 2 squares unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup powdered milk
Blend butter and syrup. Add melted chocolate or cocoa and vanilla.  Mix in sugar and dry milk.  Knead until well mixed.  Roll in ropes and cut into strips.  Let sit for a little bit and then wrap in waxes paper.
My daughter started rolling them to be more Tootsie Roll like!  At first you can really taste the milk, but as they age the flavors blend more.  I used cocoa because I did not have any squares.  Personally I think the squares would allow the flavors to blend quicker!!

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  1. Yum! Those looks super delish!

    I'm your newest follower and can't wait to see what you are cooking up next :)

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    Miller Moments (also Survival of a Homeschool Mom)

  3. Wow... what a great recipe. Very retro.

  4. Happy Friday Follow! I'm now a follower!

    Have a GREAT weekend!

  5. I am bookmarking this for a future fun time in the kitchen with my kids. Sounds great!

  6. Happy Follow Friday! I am enjoying your blog. I have some good recipes on my blog so please stop by mine and say hello and check out the "Betty Cooks" recipes - old family recipes.

  7. Oh my gosh those look SOOOO good. I LOVE tootsie rolls!
    Following from Friday Follow!

  8. Found you through FF. Great to "meet" you! I'm following your blog now. :)

    What a fun recipe!

  9. Following you back Happy Friday Follow

  10. I'm stopping in from FF. These look really good. I tried an Alton Brown recipe for these once (I think it was AB) and they never hardened up. Your recipe looks better :).

  11. Thanks

    Stopping by from "Friday Follow".

  12. Following you back from FF! Thanks for stopping by!

  13. coming over for Friday Follow, I would never have thought to make tootsie rolls.

  14. They look like the real deal! How cool is that? I think I am going to have to make these now! Awesome!

  15. Homemade Tootsie Rolls--delicious! I'm off the cabbage diet and owe it to myself to make this.


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