Mexican Candy (Leche Quemada)

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Andra Kubala Recipe
Lightly Salted
Texas, TX
Member Since Mar 2012
Andra's notes for this recipe:
When I was a little girl my mom and aunt would take my cousin and me to Monterey House to eat. At the bottom of their chip basket they had a piece of candy, a chunk of yummy creamy goodness, that would generally cause a fight between Chris and I. But this candy was so worth the battle. It got to be such a battle that our mother's requested that they not put the candy in the basket but bring us a piece after our meal. Our Grandmother, the sweet lady she was, figured out how to make this delicious treat. So here is it in all it's creamy sugary glory!
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Mix milk, sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla in a large heavy pan and bring to boil.

Add brown sugar and stir until it dissolves. Continue cooking and stirring mixture over medium heat until it reaches soft ball stage. Stir until thick enough (as for fudge). Drop by teaspoonful on a buttered pan or waxed paper or pour into buttered pan and cut into squares.

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user Kris W Krista_Weller - Mar 23, 2012
I remember going there and finding that yummy candy in the chip basket. I am excited to try this recipe. Thank you for posting it, it brings back many memories for me.
user Andra Kubala amkmo3 - Mar 23, 2012
You are very welcome.
user Glendean Hamm glendean49 - Mar 25, 2012
user Andra Kubala amkmo3 - Mar 25, 2012
No sweeter than a praline.
user Kris W Krista_Weller - Mar 26, 2012
The ones I remember as a kid are really sweet...deliciously sweet :)

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