Homemade jelly beans (150). Fun even for the candy making novice. - 1 cup water, divided; 2 cups sugar, divided; 1/4 ounce gelatin; 1/2 cup no pulp juice or your favorite cocktail (Think fun things like a margarita mix!); 1/4 teaspoon salt; 2 tablespoons cornstarch; Food coloring. Also: 6 jelly bean molds (Try Amazon.); Candy thermometer; Non-stick Cooking spray; Requires a lot of drying time and setting time.