It seems like it is the season for all things sweet! This past week we decided to make our own homemade tootsie rolls. This is a great activity for the child who needs to pound and squish things and something other than homemade play-dough. Plus, you get to taste it all of your hard work at the end! These tootsie rolls are not exactly like the store bought kind, but are a little bit softer and just as yummy. This is a super simple project and took us less than 10 minutes to complete.
What You Need:
- 1.5 teaspoons butter
- 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2/3 c powder sugar
- 1/4 teaspoons vanilla
- 3 Tablespoons dry milk
- 2 Tablespoons corn syrup
- Sealable sandwich bag (freezer – quart sized if you have an aggressive squish-er)
- Tape to seal the bag
Step 1:Place your sealable bag in a cup with the edges hanging over. This is the easiest way, I have discovered, to add all the ingredients to the bag without making a mess.
Step 2: Add all your ingredients to the bag.Use a sturdier bag if you have an aggressive squeezer.
Step 3: Seal the bag releasing as much air as possible from inside the bag. Then seal it with tape across the top so the top does not open while squishing it.
Step 4: Squish all the ingredients together until it is well mixed.
Step 5:Cut a corner a corner off the bag and let the children help creat rolls and balls or any other shape they like.
Step 6:After rolling, roll the tootsie roll dough ina little powdered sugar to get the all white look OR you can just dab it in a little powdered sugar and it will disappear as you finish your rolling.
Step 7: Store in a container for eating later or go deliver some to friends!