Tootsie Roll Fudge Tips
Can I melt Tootsie Rolls in the microwave?
Yes! You can melt the mixture of Tootsie Rolls, peanut butter and butter in the microwave. For best results, we recommend microwaving in 10-15-second increments. After 10 seconds, remove the mixture from the microwave, stir, and return to the microwave until the mixture is melted (the mixture will be thick). Here are more tips on how to make fudge
Can I substitute peanuts or another kind of nut for the pecans?
Feel free to use peanuts, cashews, walnuts or mixed nuts in place of the pecans in this recipe. Or omit the nuts altogether if they’re not your thing. You can also swap the vanilla extract for almond extract
for a sweet twist. The red and green M&M’s add festive flair to this fudge, but you could also use Reese’s Pieces to complement the peanut butter flavor in this recipe. Be sure to use a regular brand of peanut butter when making this fudge. Natural peanut butter or other nut butters that have oil separation may not yield the same result.
How do I store Tootsie Roll fudge?
Store the fudge in a covered airtight container for up to 1 week. Check out these other fudge recipes
for when you’re craving a sweet treat. —Amy Glander, Taste of Home Book Editor
1 piece: 67 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 11mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.