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Boil the water and sugar together very gently until the sugar is melted. Then add the butter and boil all together for half an hour.
Boil all together for half an hour.
Boil everything, except the nuts, for twenty minutes, stirring all the time. Test, and if done, add the nuts. Stir them in thoroughly and pour off into a dish.
Melt the butter in a saucepan, then add the sugar. Boil from ten to fifteen minutes and then add the nuts. Walnuts, Brazil nuts, almonds, or pea nuts (which have been baked) may be used.
Boil the butter and treacle very gently until the mixture hardens when tested in water. Add the peppermint and pour into well-buttered dishes.