Flavored drink mix (e.g., Kool-Aid® packets)
Lime extract (if needed)
Green food coloring (if needed)
In a mixing bowl, combine gelatin and sugar in equal parts. The exact amounts will depend on your desired quantity.
Add flavored drink mix (Kool-Aid® packets) to the mixture for flavor and color. If you can't find a specific flavor, you can use lime extract and green food coloring for customization.
Mix the ingredients thoroughly until well combined.
Pour the mixture into candy molds or a shallow, greased pan.
Allow the mixture to set at room temperature for about 24 hours.
After 24 hours, flip the jelly candies over and add a coating of sugar to the top.
Let them dry out for another day.
Once completely set and dry, remove the jelly candies from the molds or pan.
Package the homemade jelly candies in jars or cellophane bags for gift-giving.
Store them in a sealed container, and they should last for about a month, possibly longer if refrigerated.
Enjoy your homemade jelly candies!