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Butteryum food blog recipes

Tootsie Roll Rose

Patricia Reitz

This is what you get when you have a few extra Tootsie Rolls hanging around and you're looking for an excuse to avoid doing the laundry. Not perfect, but not bad - whatcha think?

They're actually kind of fun and relatively easy to make using fresh (soft) tootsie rolls (or other chewy candy, like Starburst).  Start by rolling a small ball, then smoosh it into a petal shape (the candy will soften from the heat of your hands). Roll the first petal tightly to form the center of the rose.

Keep making petals and apply them, one-by-one in concentric circles, until your flower is done (pinch off any extra from the bottom). All together I used 2-3 small candies per rose.

Now tell your little one to close her eyes and prepare to delight in the huge smile she give you when she sees what you've made.

Oh, and don't be upset when she gobbles it up.