Tootsie Roll Fudge

After Halloween we still have a houseful of candy. Typically it is from the kids trick or treating stash, but this year it was cold and a school night.  We barely had any trick or treaters Halloween night.  I may have gone overboard on the candy buying and had a HUGE bowl of tootsie rolls just sitting by my front door starring at me.  So I hit my cook book shelf. Yes, I know I could have hit pinterest and found something quickly, but there is something about old church cookbooks that can’t be beat!  I came across this recipe for Tootsie Roll Fudge.  I will admit I was skeptical making it up until I cut it into bites.  It is very thick, and called for a bit more sugar than I wanted to use.  But it is FUDGE, it isn’t really supposed to be healthy. ~giggle~

I was very pleasently surprised with the end result.  The fudge is amazingly good!  You can still taste the tootsie roll a bit, but it has that classic fudge consistency with a hint of peanut butter.  Hubby said I need to hide it from him, so I am guessing that means it was a hit.

Looking for another easy fudge recipe? Check out this Strawberry Fudge.

Tootsie Roll Fudge
 
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This is a must try for any tootsie roll lover. Super easy to make and great for gift giving.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups Tootsie Roll Midgees
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3½ cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2½ tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped Pecans
Instructions
  1. Line a 9-in. square pan with foil.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, melt the Tootsie Rolls, peanut butter and remaining butter over low heat, stirring constantly.
  3. Gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla (mixture will be very thick). Fold in pecans.
  4. Spread into prepared pan.
  5. Cool. Using foil, remove fudge from pan; cut into squares.
  6. Store in an airtight container.
Notes
Yield: about 2 pounds.

 

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Comments

  1. The kids have plenty of leftover tootsie rolls of various sizes. Can you tell me about how many you needed? Thanks, I look forward to making this and thanks for posting. I also plan on skipping the pecans, that should be ok right?

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