Friday, October 8, 2010

Homemade "Frootsie" Rolls(Fruit Flavored Tootsie Rolls)

I love the Frootsie Rolls that come out around Halloween. Some areas have them year round but here it is only Oct. So I decided to make my own!!!
I took Paula Deen's Recipe for Homemade Tootsie Rolls and adapted it for fruit ones.
Try for flavoring oils Typical flavors are Vanilla, Cherry, Orange, Lemon and Lime but you can expand out to any flavors you like, check out the many flavorings here!!

This first batch turned out a little soft, but I think adding Oils instead of extract will remedy that issue. I will update when I receive my baking oils and try a new batch! But they do TASTE just like the Tootsie Rolls!

Edit 10/20  Flavor Oils are DEFINITELY a better choice!! Cherry was a HUGE success!!

12 oz package white morsels
1/2 cup light corn syrup(use a little less if you are using extract over baking oil, 4-5 TB)
vanilla or fruit extract or oil
Food coloring as needed
my first batch I used 2 TB orange extract, with oils you will need less, just start small, mix and sample until you reach your preferred taste
Edit 10/20- I used 1 tsp of the cherry baking oil and the taste was pretty strong! I will try with less next time

Line a 9x9 square baking pan with plastic wrap

In a double boiler over simmering water(medium heat) melt white chips.

When they are all melted add in other ingredients and mix well.

Scrape the mixture into baking pan and press to even thickness in the pan.

Cover with another piece of plastic and let it set overnight at room temperature.

 Peel off plastic wrap and cut into strips about 1/2-3/4 inch wide. Roll each strip into log shapes about 1/2 inch wide and cut into desired lengths.

Wrap individually in colored foil or wax paper  squares. Store in the fridge to keep them a little firmer, room temp and they stay pretty soft.


  1. Did you ever find a way to thicken these up?

    1. using the flavored oils definetly helped with that, extract added too much liquid. Other than that I have not been back to these. We have completely cut our food coloring so I never really tried to make them again. (the flavored oils have dye in them)