Tootsie Roll Frosting

by Jennifer Wieland
Tootsie Roll Frosting - My Sweet Sanity

Sometimes I set out to make a new recipe and in my head I have a vision of what it will look like, how good it will taste and how it will appear visually to the eater. I will have some paper with measurements and ingredients listed and some scribbled out and adjusted or changed . Trying to get it to be just perfect in my mind and on paper before I ever even attempt to make it. That is my neurosis when working on recipes. For a few months now I have been working on and envisioning a chocolate marshmallow buttercream frosting. I thought it would be phenomenal. It would be chocolate-y and marshmallow-y and the perfect complement to a chocolate cupcake. Sometimes though reality is not what you envisioned and what you had pictured in your mind is not at all what you get. This was one of those times but what I ended up with was something even better than what I had originally thought to make. You see, when all was said and done I come up with a very thick but light frosting that tasted nothing like marshmallow and everything like a Tootsie Roll if it were somehow made into frosting and OH… MY… GOD!… is it good! Like I was just sitting with the kids eating it out of the bowl good. (Shhh… don’t tell anyone what an awful mom I am for that one.) Every single one of my friends and family that had these cupcakes loved them and all thought they tasted like Tootsie Rolls too so that is why I call this Tootsie Roll Frosting.

This frosting is perfect for cupcakes but due to how thick it is it has to be piped so would not work well to frost a cake. When I say it’s thick though it is but yet it’s still very light when you eat it. It’s not heavy in that sense. It is pliable though so you may even be able to use it to mold decorations if you decreased some of the cream.

Tootsie Roll Frosting - My Sweet Sanity

Tootsie Roll Frosting
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4025 calories
590 g
466 g
197 g
22 g
111 g
905 g
636 g
495 g
6 g
74 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 4025
Calories from Fat 1734
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 197g
Saturated Fat 111g
Trans Fat 6g
Polyunsaturated Fat 11g
Monounsaturated Fat 63g
Cholesterol 466mg
Sodium 636mg
Total Carbohydrates 590g
Dietary Fiber 19g
Sugars 495g
Protein 22g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 3/4 c. butter, softened
  2. 3 tbsp. hot fudge (do not warm)
  3. 3 1/2 c. confectioner's sugar
  4. 1/2 c. cocoa powder
  5. 8 oz. bag Kraft jet-Puffed Mallow Bites Chocolate Brownie Marshmallows, melted and slightly cooled
  6. 2-4 tbsp. heavy whipping cream
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment cream the butter and hot fudge together on medium-high. Sift together the confectioner's sugar and the cocoa powder and then stir into the creamed mixture in two batches on low speed. Stir in the melted marshmallow until combined. It will be very thick. Stir in two tablespoons of the heavy whipping cream and mix on medium-high speed for a minute. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and then add more cream if needed. Turn the mixer back on to medium-high speed and beat for 3 minutes.
  1. This is a thick frosting that will need to be piped and will not spread well. Don't worry though this is not a heavy frosting when eaten. When trying to gauge if it needs more cream you should know the ideal consistency will be a soft Play-Doh.
My Sweet Sanity
Seriously! If you like Tootsie Rolls make this! You will not be sorry at all! I paired this with a chocolate fudge boxed cake mix for the cupcakes and it was perfection.



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Jennifer is a mom to 5 boys, 1 girl and 1 husband. Her kids range in age from 8-24 so things are always crazy with everything from school life, to autism and to college and beyond. She tries to bake, craft, travel and blog her way through all of the chaos and craziness that life, her kids and her husband throw her way.

26 Responses to “Tootsie Roll Frosting”

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    Robin Gagnon says:

    Wow it really does sort of look like a tootsie roll. I need to try this frosting recipe.
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    Jesica H says:

    It looks delicious! As long as it doesn’t ‘taste’ like a tootsie roll I’m in, lol.
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    Melinda says:

    i’ve never heard of those marshmallows, the frosting looks amazing though
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    HilLesha says:

    Never thought using tootsie rolls as frosting, but it looks really good!

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    Jenn says:

    Hot fudge and whipping cream…Mmmmmm. How can this not be amazing?

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    Angela S says:

    Say what? I have never heard of tootsie roll frosting before. It looks like you have created something wonderful. I bet it tastes amazing!

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    Um… you had me at tootsie roll… this looks DELICIOUS! 🙂 YUMMY!
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    Mellisa says:

    What a great idea. I would have never thought of this kind of flavor but it sounds good.
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    Anne says:

    What a creamy looking frosting!

  10. 10

    I love love love tootsie rolls! This is something that I will have to try. I am not much of a baker but am definitely willing to try!
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    Digna D. says:

    Mmmm, I bet this tastes great. I’ll be checking that one out for sure. Thank you!
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    That looks AMAZING!! Where do you find Kraft jet-Puffed Mallow Bites Chocolate Brownie Marshmallows??
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  13. 13

    You are positively EVIL for this! I want to lick my screen, LOL!
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    Shell Feis says:

    Oh that sounds so good! I love thick frosting and I love tootsie rolls!
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    Toni says:

    Oh man, I bet my kids would love this. They love tootsie rolls
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    Liz Mays says:

    It sounds so fudgy and rich and fabulous. Great discovery in your kitchen, missy!
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    I wanted the recipe as soon as I saw the title. Yum!
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    Wow- it even has that Tootsie Roll sheen to it!
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    Michelle says:

    Omgoodness! This sounds delicious!
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