This candy is popular throughout Latin America and has many variations. In Guatemala
it's known as Little Milk Legs. Carnation Evaporated Milk gives it an especially
creamy, rich taste.
1 (12 ounce.) can NESTLÉ® CARNATION®Evaporated Milk
1/2 cup water
2 cups granulated sugar
1 small cinnamon stick
Combine evaporated milk, water, sugar and cinnamon stick in medium, heavy-duty
saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring constantly with wooden
spoon, until a temperature of 240 degrees F. is reached. (This will take approximately
45 to 65 minutes.) Adjust heat as needed to avoid boil over. Remove from heat
once temperature is reached.
Remove cinnamon stick. Stir vigorously periodically (it will lighten in
color slightly) until mixture cools, thickens some more and can be handled.
To speed the cooling process, hot mixture can be carefully divided into two
bowls and stirred.
Line baking sheet with wax paper. Use pastry bag with wide tip to form 2
to 3-inch long candies (legs). If pastry bag is not available, pieces of candy
can be rolled with hands, dusted lightly with flour to prevent sticking.
Allow to dry at room temperature.
Store in tightly covered container.
5 minutes prep | 12 to 15 servings (2 candies per serving)
Nutrition Information Serving Size: 1/12 of Recipe Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving Calories: 170 Calories from Fat: 15 Total Fat: 2g (3% of DV)
Saturated Fat: 1.5g (7% of DV) Cholesterol: 10mg (3% of DV) Sodium: 30mg (1% of
DV) Carbohydrates: 36g (12% of DV) Dietary Fiber: 0g (0% of DV) Sugars: 36g Protein:
Vitamin A: 0% of DV Vitamin C: 0% of DV Calcium: 8% of DV Iron: 0% of DV
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Recipe and photograph courtesy of Nestle and meals.com.