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!
Summer saysOctober 18, 2010 at 8:28 am
Love this idea! I’ll be featuring it on my blog on Saturday!
Thanks for linking up!
Barb saysOctober 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm
Now that is FUN!!!!! My kids are older but we all LOVE tootsie rolls. We will definitely make these. 😉
maryanne saysOctober 19, 2010 at 5:48 am
What a cool idea! My kids would LOVE this, thanks for sharing the ingredients and instructions!
Maureen saysOctober 19, 2010 at 8:38 am
What a great activity! Bookmarking this for sure! Visiting from ABC & 123.
Erin @ Making Memories saysOctober 19, 2010 at 9:58 am
How fun is that! My kids love tootsie rolls and would love to make these.
Lisa saysOctober 19, 2010 at 5:08 pm
What a fun recipe to make. Tootsie Rolls were always a favorite of mine when I was a kid. This would also be wonderful for adding into my Christmas goodie bags.
Condo Blues saysOctober 20, 2010 at 10:13 am
I kinda love you and don’t for posting this recipe! I love you because Tootsie Rolls are my favorite candy and I always give it out on Halloween so I can get a fix. I kinda don’t because I’m afraid what a whole batch would do to my hips (sorry very little will power when it comes to Tootsie Rolls.)
Fun On A Dime Lady saysOctober 20, 2010 at 10:27 am
lol!!! I’m with you on that! That’s why I made the recipe sandwhich bag size. Take comfort in the fact that they are low fat!
Fun On A Dime Lady saysOctober 20, 2010 at 1:22 pm
just testing my system
Fun On A Dime Lady saysOctober 20, 2010 at 1:23 pm
maggy, red ted art saysOctober 20, 2010 at 2:08 pm
Oooh. Oooh. Oooh. These sound yum! And just what the toddler ordered!!!
Thank you for linking up to Kids Get Crafty!!
AtOneWithHim saysOctober 21, 2010 at 2:28 pm
do these REALLY taste like tootsie rolls? because i just might make them by myself. and then hide them… if there are any left.
CK saysOctober 22, 2010 at 1:44 am
Mmmmmmm!!!! THese look GOOD!!!
Alice saysOctober 22, 2010 at 2:49 pm
Stopping by from SITS!
I must say after looking through your blog, you got yourself a follower 😀
Krista @ While He Was Napping saysOctober 22, 2010 at 5:22 pm
I love tootsie rolls. They are my favorite. I’m going to have to try this! I’d love for you to come share this at my link party this weekend. Hope to see you there!
Cheryl saysOctober 24, 2010 at 3:11 pm
I love making these too! They never last long in our house. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)
Tanya saysOctober 31, 2010 at 5:26 am
Okay, I did not even know you could make your own Tootsie Rolls! They look yummy. Except after rolling out 24 tootsie rolls and cutting them into trinagles for my daughters vampire cupcakes, I won’t be making these for awhile! Thanks for sharing-
Christine saysOctober 31, 2010 at 9:15 am
What a cute idea. Thanks for sharing it. Happy Halloween!
Renee Ann saysOctober 31, 2010 at 10:36 am
Great idea! Very creative!
Laura saysOctober 31, 2010 at 1:33 pm
That looks fun. I never knew anyone could make homemade tootsie rolls! I love them though. That’s usually one Halloween candy my kids will let me have.
Jerri saysDecember 13, 2010 at 2:57 pm
What a neat idea! I love tootsie rolls!
Hope you can stop by on Thursday for my Holly Bloggy Christmas Recipe party!
Heather saysFebruary 7, 2011 at 4:11 pm
What a fun idea. I will have to try this with my kids. I am having a link party focusing on cookies made with food storage ingredients. I know this is not really a cookie but I think it is a good fit for the party. I would love it if you would link up.
Jennifer saysOctober 19, 2011 at 2:55 am
Why do you have to make it look so easy? Now I will have to go to the store, get all the ingredients, and eat these all week long! LOL! What a fun activity for the kiddos – they get to mush stuff together and mommy gets candy! WIN!
Stopping by from SITS to wish you a Happy SITS Day! Enjoy!
Kimberly at Rubber Chicken Madness saysOctober 19, 2011 at 7:00 am
Looks like great fun! I’m visiting my nephews this weekend, and since my boys won’t enjoy this with me alone, maybe we can make it a family memory. Thanks!
Misty @ The Family Math saysOctober 19, 2011 at 8:24 am
I have a feeling once Noah is a toddler, this will be a hit! Happy SITS day!
misssrobin saysOctober 19, 2011 at 8:34 am
Yum! Can’t wait to try it.
Ashley saysOctober 19, 2011 at 9:49 am
I love the idea of doing this with kids. This is perfect for my nephew 🙂
Aly ~ Cooking In Stilettos saysOctober 19, 2011 at 11:06 am
Such a great idea! Will have to give this a shot 🙂
Cam | Bibs & Baubles saysOctober 19, 2011 at 1:20 pm
really cool idea! tootsie rolls are one of my favorites. sounds like a fun activity to try!
Jenny saysOctober 19, 2011 at 3:22 pm
Yum! Thanks for posting this! I am definitely going to try this- especially because Tootise Rolls are not widely available here in the UK.
Rachel saysOctober 19, 2011 at 3:27 pm
What a wonderful idea! My girls would love to do this! (they would enjoy eating them as well!) 🙂 Thanks for the wonderful ideas!
Jenn's Adventures saysOctober 19, 2011 at 7:30 pm
WOW! I am sooooo making this!! Yummmmmm-O!! Perfect time of year to gorge out;)
Kelly saysOctober 19, 2011 at 7:44 pm
This is a great kid activity! Thanks for sharing. I love the concept of your blog. So useful for families and applicable to such a wide audience. Hope you’ve had a great SITS day!
Joanne saysOctober 20, 2011 at 9:23 am
Seems so easy and a great way for the kids to be involved. Great idea! Hope you enjoyed your SITS day!
The Foodnatic saysOctober 23, 2011 at 11:09 am
I’m going to have to give this a try… Where on EARTH did you find that recipe? I always wonder if anyone knows the original recipe for the commercial “Tootsie Roll”. I remember when they had fruit flavors and vanilla besides the chocolate. Yes…I am OLD. Thanks so much for sharing this Michelle! =)
Michelle (AKA Fun On A Dime Lady) saysOctober 24, 2011 at 10:49 pm
I love the fruit flavored ones! Now wouldn’t that be fun to figure out how to make. As far as coming up with this recipe, I was curious on how they were made…did a bunch of research. Found similar recipes and tested them out and tweaked them until I came up with something that worked well. It was a fun process!
Krista saysJanuary 14, 2013 at 8:52 pm
For the flavored ones, I bet you could try adding Kool aid or Jell-o mix instead of cocoa. And what about instant espresso powder? And I might try some powdered chai tea!! Now I’m super excited about this!
Michelle (AKA Fun On A Dime Lady) saysJanuary 22, 2013 at 10:53 am
Awesome ideas. Thanks Krista! I need to make these again and we can try some of these ideas.