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.
Recipe: Homemade Tootsie Rolls
Summary: This surprisingly easy, 4 ingredient Homemade Tootsie Roll recipe has made me a convert to both candy making and Tootsie Rolls.
- 12 ounces semisweet chocolate
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 3/4 teaspoon warm water
- 1 1/2 teaspoons orange extract (but you may experiment with any flavoring)
- Melt the semisweet chocolate.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir well.
- Scrape onto a cookie sheet with sides (about 13×17 inches), lined with wax paper or plastic wrap.
- Spread mixture to about 1 inch thick in the pan. It won’t fit the pan entirely.
- Cover and let the chocolate mixture set over night at room temperature; it will be stiff, but still flexible.
- Turn your candy out onto your work surface, and now you determine your fun.
- If you desire them rolled like Tootsie Rolls, cut into 3/4 inch wide strips, then use your hand to scrunch each strip into a log.
- Roll the logs between your hands or on the table until they reach your desired diameter.
- Cut into sections.
- Set the candies aside to firm up before wrapping, since the mixture warms up and softens as you handle it.
- Roll each candy up in a square of colored cellophane, foil or wax paper.
- Twist ends to secure.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s), but then it sits overnight before you wrap into candies.