Sent by RachelEditor: Rachel, this sounds like a dulce de leche-based dessert, where milk and sugar are cooked down for a long period of time, leaving only the milk solids and sugar, now crystallized into a firm, fudgy candy.
Versions of this are also found in Indian cooking. You would probably make something almost identical if you followed a recipe for khoya, or milk cake. Try searching for one of those.
Here's one more recipe that looks promising:
• Mexican Leche Quemada (burnt milk) Candy Recipe at Squidoo
Readers, any other advice?
Related: Cinnamon Walnut Dulce de Leche Bars
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