Homemade Candy Tootsie Rolls

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I am a complete sucker for Tootsie Rolls.  They are my favorite candy, ever.  When I was younger, my dad and I used to get into arguments over who got the last Tootsie Roll.  That is why I am super excited to share this homemade Tootsie Roll recipe with you today!  You are sure to enjoy these just as much as the original, if not more!  🙂

Homemade Candy – Delicious Homemade Tootsie Rolls

Ingredients & Supplies:

  • 1 Pound Milk Chocolate or Chocolate Candy Melt
  • ½ Cup Light Corn Syrup
  • Plastic Wrap
  • Wax Paper
  • Cookie Sheet
  • Microwave Safe Bowl and Measuring Cup
  • Spatula


Step 1

Prepare cookie sheet by lining with plastic wrap and leaving enough overlap to cover the top of the sheet as well.

Step 2

In a microwave safe bowl, melt the milk chocolate or candy melt for 30 seconds.  Stir and return to microwave for an additional 30 seconds.  Repeat until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.  Do not microwave too long or it will scorch.

Step 3

Heat the corn syrup in microwave safe measuring cup for 45 seconds.  Remove from microwave and immediately stir into melted chocolate.  Do not over stir but be sure it is completely combined.

Step 4

Poor the chocolate mixture onto the plastic wrap covered cookie sheet using spatula to spread it evenly and smooth.  Cover top with plastic wrap.

Step 5

Allow the mixture to set up, becoming somewhat hardened.

Step 6

Cut the chocolate mixture into desired shapes or pinch off small amount to roll into little Tootsie Roll shapes.

Step 7

Wrap each Tootsie Roll in a small rectangular sheet of was paper.

Homemade Candy Tootsie Rolls | Optimistic Mommy

Serve for a special occasion or just because!

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  1. would I use regular milk choc. chips or should it be the choc. discs that I melt to cover my candies. I know one has more wax and sits up better than the other, that’s why I ask.

  2. Thinking about making this for a bake sale. Would like to know what the shelf life is and does it need to be kept in fridge.

  3. What a great idea, I love tootsie rolls! I can’t wait to try them! I’m putting together a list of things to make as Christmas gifts on my blog and was wondering if you’d be okay with me including a picture with a link to your article. Thanks!

  4. How easy is this! Thank you so much for sharing. I wrote down the recipe, and i will be making these.

  5. I didn’t even know there were recipes for these. These look great! I love that you can make them any size as well.

  6. My son loves tootsie rolls and I love this simple recipe. We are making them now and wondering the time it takes to set or harden before we cut and wrap. Guess we’ll find out and let you know. Thanks for posting this!

  7. Looking forward to making them. !!


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