Step 1In a wide bowl, sprinkle the gelatin over ½ cup water. Set aside to give the gelatin time to absorb the water, about 2 minutes.
Step 2Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining ¾ water with the sugar. Heat the mixture over high heat until the sugar dissolves and the mixture comes to a boil to form a simple syrup. Remove from heat and add the syrup to the gelatin mixture, stirring until the gelatin is dissolved.
Step 3Divide the mixture into separate bowls, coloring and flavoring the mixture, a drop or two at a time, as desired. Pour the prepared mixture into molds, then refrigerate until firm, several hours and up to overnight.
Step 4Carefully remove the gummies from the molds (to loosen, gently cut away the edges at the top of the mold, then run the gummies (still in the molds), under warm water to loosen the gelatin; slowly pull away from the molds. If desired, toss with sugar to cover. To store, place the gummies on greased parchment in individual layers and refrigerate or keep at cool room temperature in an airtight container.The gummies will last, refrigerated, up to 1 week.