This would be fun to roll with some kids, especially since it’s so easy. It also melts in your mouth a bit more readily than the store-brand.
By Amrita Rawat
I never really loved Tootsie rolls, but I liked the simplicity of them. In the exchanging of valuable goods at the end of a long night of Trick-or-Treating, Tootsie rolls were almost never part of the bargain. They weren’t the hottest commodity (whatever was the largest size candy bar was, of course), but they were reliable and tasty.
So when I came across this recipe for homemade Tootsies, I had to try it. I had to!
- 7 ounces dark chocolate (chopped or chips)
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ¼ cup Lyle's Golden Syrup
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Once melted, remove from heat and fold in the syrup and salt.
- Continue folding until completely combined--it will become a dough.
- Let cool to room temperature and then toss out on a cutting board and slice into rolls.
- Roll and wrap in candy paper.
- Store at room temperature.
Amrita Rawat is the author of the blog Chai and Dumplings. Born in India and a lifelong resident of Atlanta, she recently moved to Saint Louis. Her love for food stems in part from its ability to bring cultures together and in part from how darn good it feels to eat a delicious meal. She loves traveling and has eaten her way through cities like Hong Kong, Paris, Budapest, Mumbai, and Shangri-la. Amrita is also a contributor to Sauce Magazine in St Louis.