Sugar, 1 pound,

Oil of peppermint, 3 drops,

Cream of tartar, 1/2 salt-spoon.

Dissolve the cream of tartar in half a cup of water, and put this, together with the sugar, over the fire, and stir until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture commences to boil.

Continue to boil until a sample, tested in water, becomes stringy; then add 3 drops of peppermint oil, stir it well in, then take from the fire, and when somewhat cooled, beat quickly until it begins to look opaque. Then pour into tiny fluted molds, or drop on oiled paper or marble. They will harden at once.