Molasses, 1 pound,
Brown sugar, 1 pound,
Butter, 1/2 pound,
Vanilla, or peppermint, 1 teaspoon.
Boil the sugar and molasses slowly together, until the mixture becomes stringy, then stir in the butter and a teaspoon of vanilla or peppermint. The longer it is cooked the more brittle it will be, and when brittle it will keep better, and be less apt to become sticky.
When sufficiently cooked pour into a buttered tin. Nuts may be added if desired, and if so, should be added when about to pour into the tin, - care being taken to stir them well into the candy.