Nutella Tootsie Rolls

One of my best friends is getting married tomorrow and I am making all the desserts for the wedding. It's a huge undertaking, but I am happy to do it. Right now however, I'm right in the thick of it and have tons of baking and frosting to do today. At least yesterday I finished these little candy party favors. These guys are actually super easy to make, with no baking or candy thermometers involved! The only hard part was individually wrapping all 400 of them...
Tons of dry ingredients and only a little wet ones. This mixture is hard to bring together! I first tried not using the corn syrup since the nutella had a ton more moisture than the original tootsie roll recipe, but I found that I needed the syrup to finally get this thing together. Finally after they came together I shaped them into little fun sized bites. I had a few helpers wrapping everything up. Oh did I mention that these things are amazing! Not all hard and gross like most tootsie rolls that have been on the counter for a few years. Soft, chewey, and delicious. It was a little too easy to pop a few while rolling them in paper, I think I lost about 15 to my helpers. Stay tuned next week for more about the wedding desserts.
 

Nutella Tootsie Rolls

  • 2 Tablespoons Soft Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 3/4 Cup Nonfat Dried Milk Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Corn Syrup
  • 1 Cup Nutella

Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients well. It will stay as a powder for a while, but finally should start forming a blob. You need to knead this blob for a bit. The oils will all be coming out into your hands. Knead it until the flecks of milk powder finally disappear. Roll out the tootsie blob into a log and cut off bite sized pieces. Allow to dry for an hour or so on a paper towel. Shape well and wrap with a piece of parchment followed by a piece of wax paper. The parchment will help stop the oils from accumulating in the wax wrapper.  This recipe makes like 100 of the small sized ones I was making.