- 2 tablespoons softened butter, or margarine
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup instant powdered milk (some recipes call for dry milk instead, which is something entirely different - we used instant powdered milk).
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
Knead the dough until it is firm and smooth.
Roll it into a rope.
Wrap the rope in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about an hour.
Remove the rope from the plastic wrap, and cut into smaller sections.
Or, just shape each individual section by hand, after kneading.
Even the little ones were able to help with this step. The dough was very play dough like. In fact, if your thinking about making chocolate play dough - this would be an excellent recipe.
My husband, and the children, thought these were pretty close to the real thing. They certainly are yummy, and do taste similar to Tootsie Rolls. But, they are a little too soft. There's something about the texture that reminds me of the Ayds diet candies, my parents tried to keep hidden on the top shelf in the kitchen back in the 70's. Of course, those were pretty yummy too.
It's great to be a homeschooler.