Tootsie Roll Fudge Recipe
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Tootsie Roll Fudge Recipe

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When my husband came home with 50 pounds of Tootsie Rolls he bought at a discount store, I had to figure out a way to use them-so I came up with this recipe! A red or green M&M's candy atop each piece makes them extra jolly.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:81 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 81 servings


  • 1 teaspoon plus 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 2 cups Tootsie Roll Midgees
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 3-3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/3 cup green and red M&M's


  1. Line a 9-in. square pan with foil. Grease the foil with 1 teaspoon butter; set aside. In a heavy saucepan, melt the Tootsie Rolls, peanut butter and remaining butter over low heat, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar, milk and vanilla (mixture will be very thick). Fold in pecans.
  2. Spread into prepared pan. Using a sharp knife, score the surface into 1-in. squares. Press a M&M's candy into the center of each square. Cool. Using foil, remove fudge from pan; cut into squares. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 2 pounds.
Originally published as Tootsie Roll Fudge in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2004, p28

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mizzbphd User ID: 7068860 240023
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

"I made this recipe with the full amount of powdered sugar suggested by the author and ended up with the driest fudge I've ever eaten and an extremely sore arm. It still tasted delicious, but was terribly grainy. I tried the recipe a second time, using only 3 cups of powdered sugar and it had a much better texture and the flavor was just as delicious. The fudge was also significantly more manageable to stir while cooking. I'd also recommend toasting your pecans before adding them to the fudge for a richer, sweeter nut flavor. Overall, a decent recipe, but there are many others out there that are easier on your arm and taste just as good, if not better."

sugarcrystal User ID: 5836839 230810
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2015

"Great idea for using up Tootsie rolls that I always seem to have in the bottom of my candy jar after Halloween! Especially after they get all hard. I also want to try the vanilla version."

Mary vandenheuvel User ID: 6676255 67712
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2012

"Thats a lot of sugar"

p2msr User ID: 959023 133687
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2011

"My daughter loves the vanilla Tootsie rolls so I made this with them and it was great. Very quick and easy. She loved it!"

Reiman Oublications User ID: 1067993 155780
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2011

"I made these again this year, they are yummy"

pbemm44 User ID: 2602364 83971
Reviewed Dec. 8, 2011

"These are so good. I have made these for the last three years to give as Christmas gifts and i always make an extra batch for myself."

joysteroberts User ID: 1283855 74727
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2011

"I made these last year, and will be making them again this year."

Eris Song User ID: 5443368 83965
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2010

"I made this to take for the holidays this year, to two seperate households. Everyone raved about it, and I had to give out the recipie! It was super easy to make, and very tasty!"

garnetrose26 User ID: 428768 61339
Reviewed Dec. 23, 2010

"I just made this recipe tonight and my husband and I love it. It is very smooth and easy to make."

martingail User ID: 1126815 155779
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2010

"My family loved this. I will be making it again soon!"

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