4 Tbsp gelatin (that’s about 6 envelopes)
1 cup cold water
1 1/2 cups boiling water
4 cups sugar
1/4 tsp flavored extract like lemon or peppermint
1-2 drops food coloring (I used four colors)
extra sugar for coating
3.75 X 6 inch treat bags
In a large pot, soften gelatin in cold water for five minutes. Stir in boiling water until gelatin dissolves.
Stir in sugar. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and boil for 25 minutes. Stir constantly.
Pour mixture into 4 – 3X5 pans. Add 1/4 tsp extract and 1-2 drops food color to each pan.
Stir until thoroughly combined. Cover pan and chill overnight in the fridge.
Cut gelatin mixture into 3/4 inch cubes using a knife dipped in hot water. The gelatin may pull, but continue cutting.
Separate cubes and roll in sugar until coated on all sides. Place gumdrops on wax paper and leave at room temperature for two days to crystallize. Store in an airtight container.
Makes about 8 dozen 3/4 inch gumdrops.
You can also make 2 – 8X8 pans or 1 – 9X12 pan depending on the number of colors you want to make.