March 27, 2014

Easiest Ever Homemade Tootsie Rolls (so much better than the “real” thing)

Feb2


I know it’s hard to believe, but I have never liked Tootsie Rolls.

Does that aline itself as an American travesty? Is that similar to snubbing All American Apple Pie and Baseball?  If it is, then I have found the solution.

My friend introduced me to these incredibly easy to make chocolate chews with only four ingredients, and trust me, this Homemade Tootsie Roll recipe has pulled me right in and made me a candy maker.

I am a convert. I have always avoided making any kind of candy, but this recipe was simply fool proof, and the ingredients literally whipped up in about five minutes.

This basic combination of ingredients is what pastry chef have used for years to make mold-able chocolate.

It stays fresh for a LONG time, and it’s so easy to shape anything. My girls had such fun shaping it, almost like play dough, to form flowers, children’s initial, snakes (for the boys, of course) what ever your heart desires. I think it would be a perfect upcoming recipe to try for Valentine’s Day.

I admit. The homemade tootsie rolls shown above never made it into individually wrapped candies. It pretty much stayed wrapped in one big roll and we just helped ourselves at will.

 


Comments

  1. That’s it?!!?! And I have all the ingredients in my pantry! I know what I’m doing this weekend!

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    Jen Reply:

    I know. Hard to believe they were that easy. :)

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  2. Wow! That looks so easy! It looks like the modeling chocolate recipes that I’ve seen. If I’d known modeling chocolate would taste like a tootsie roll I’d have made it a long time ago! :)

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  3. Love this!! Easy and most importantly can be made Dairy Free!!
    Thank you!!!

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  4. Oh no.. Im in big trouble! ;)

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  5. Wow, these sound delicious! And easy too, there’s a win-win!

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  6. Would it make that much of a difference without the orange extract? How about vanilla …?

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    Jen Reply:

    Yes, you can definitely use vanilla as well. :) The orange just gives it a different splash of flavoring.

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  7. Hmmm…. orange extract? How interesting! I will definitely be trying this with my kids!

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  8. This made me laugh, because I feel the same way about Tootsie Rolls…until I made this same recipe in one of my teaching classes. That’s a great idea about orange extract because I used vanilla previously.

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  9. I thought I was the only one who didn’t like Tootsie Rolls!

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  10. Yum! I can’t wait to give this one a try.

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  11. oh how fun!!! I’m going to have to make these :)

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  12. Oh I LOVE love tootsie rolls!!

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  13. Well I am a Tootsie Roll fan and I’m so excited to try this recipe…thank you!

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  14. I’m currently halfway through making these yummy little bites. My kids will be giving them to their teachers for Valentine’s Day! Thanks for such a fun and yummy recipe! :)

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  15. How is the texture? Is it kinda had and chewy lie the original tootsie roll. I made a different recipe and they were soft and not chewy at all. The taste was ok though.
    Thank you.

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    Jen Reply:

    These are soft and chewy. I like them more than the real thing, but I guess everyone probably likes them a different way.

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  16. I made these today and they are great. Do you have to store the wrapped candies in the fridge? Thanks.

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