Liberian milk candy is yummy! It is super easy to make and you can control how hard or dark you want your candy treat to be. It reminded us of dolce de Leche from Argentina, one of our most favorite things. You can get as creative as you like with garnishes or flavorings however we loved it with just a piece of a roasted peanut on top and plain. Here are a few suggestions if you want to embellish you candy further. You could garnish with peanuts, almonds, pistachios, or even chocolate, raisins, sesames seeds or macadamia nuts. If you would like to add flavorings consider vanilla, nutmeg, rum, bourbon (if not serving minors of course) or even coconut milk. However you make it, you are sure to love it!
Liberian Milk Candy
- 1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- garnish and flavoring if using
- Using a couple of tablespoons of vegetable oil, grease up two plates
- In a sauce pan, heat 1/4 cup of oil over medium heat
- Add the condensed milk Plus and optional flavorings you are using if any, and stir constantly
- Cook until the candy thickens and becomes golden brown in color.
- You can adjust this to make a hard candy with darker color just cook it longer, just remember to stir constantly so that it does not stick or burn.
- Remove the mixture for heat and place on one of the oiled plates.
- Allow to cool about 5 minutes or just until you can handle it without burning yourself
- Use the remaining oil to grease your hands while you make little balls of candy.
- If you are going to garnish them, use your fingers to create a crater in each piece in the middle of the ball.
- If using a garnish place in the crater.