Answer: There is something similar we eat "round these parts" called Leather Britches. Could these be the same? Leather Britches sound exactly like what you are describing above. All they are is a half runner green bean or a KY Wonder green bean whichhas been air dried for several weeks. After the drying process the green bean turns dark brown and takes on a whole new sweet taste. If you think this may be what you are looking for post another question via the website and I can tell you how to make them at home.
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