It was on this date in 1896 that the Tootsie Roll was invented. Paula Deen offers this recipe to make your own:
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup light corn syrup
3/4 teaspoon water, warm
1 3/4 teaspoon orange extract
wax paper or colored foil for wrapping
Line a baking tray (with sides) with plastic wrap and set aside...