mexican candy (leche quemada)

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a recipe by
Andra Kubala
Texas, TX

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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cook time 20 Min

Ingredients For mexican candy (leche quemada)

  • 2 can
    evaporated milk
  • 5 1/2 c
  • 5 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed

How To Make mexican candy (leche quemada)

  • 1
    Mix milk, sugar, butter, salt, and vanilla in a large heavy pan and bring to boil.
  • 2
    Add brown sugar and stir until it dissolves. Continue cooking and stirring mixture over medium heat until it reaches soft ball stage.
  • 3
    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.