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Homemade Tootsie Rolls


  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons tapioca starch
  • 9 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon soft butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 drop orange oil optional


  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl until a thick dough forms. Allow to rest 10 minutes on parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  • Cut mixture into fourths. Roll each fourth into a long rope about 3/4-inch in diameter. Cut each rope into 3-inch pieces. Chill pieces for 20 minutes.
  • Wrap in candy wrappers or in pieces of wax paper. Store in fridge.