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Homemade Tootsies

Homemade Tootsies

Homemade Tootsies

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

Homemade Tootsies

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.

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So when I came across this recipe for homemade Tootsies, I had to try it. I had to!

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Homemade Tootsies

Homemade Tootsies


  • Author: Amrita Rawat, adapted from Baking Out Loud
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 25 pieces 1x

Description

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.


Ingredients

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  • 7 ounces dark chocolate (chopped or chips)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup Lyle’s Golden Syrup

Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Once melted, remove from heat and fold in the syrup and salt.
  2. Continue folding until completely combined–it will become a dough.
  3. Let cool to room temperature and then toss out on a cutting board and slice into rolls.
  4. Roll and wrap in candy paper.
  5. Store at room temperature.

Notes

*Wait until the chocolate comes to room temperature before rolling out. Try to resist the urge to put it in the fridge because within minutes, it will become rock-hard and a total nuisance. Of course, I don’t at all speak from experience…

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Dessert
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