Total TimePrep: 10 min. + chilling
- 1 jar (32 ounces) whole dill pickles, undrained
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 envelope unsweetened Kool-Aid mix, flavor of your choice
- Drain pickles, reserving juice. In a small bowl, combine the reserved juice, sugar and Kool-Aid, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
- Slice pickles; return to jar. Pour juice mixture over pickles. Discard any remaining juice. Cover and refrigerate for 1 week before serving. Store in the refrigerator up to 2 months.
Nutrition Facts1/4 cup: 15 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 693mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.
Aug 7, 2019
Wow!!! What a fun and unique way to make pickles! The color is amazing and I think these would be perfect for tailgating if you make them in the school colors! I'd be sure to store them for a week before trying .... I tried one about 2 days after I made them and the flavors weren't quite developed. After storing for a week the flavor was much better ..... more intense yet not as much bite. Also, I used the pre-cut hamburger dill pickles .... saved a little time.
Nov 14, 2017
Had never heard of these before but WOW how fun! Went with a red fruit punch kool-aid and had pickles out for our holiday party - red and green ones. Big hit. Everyone was fascinated by them. This would definitely make a good recipe for kids, too. Such an easy and fun snack!
Jul 15, 2017
Delicious. I've done mine just a bit different though. I drain and save the pickle juice, stir the sugar into the pickle juice, then pour it back in with the pickles. I discard the remaining juice. I then drain the pickle juice out again, mix the kool-aid into the pickle juice and pour it back into the pickles. It gives it a bit more kool-aid flavor since you're not discarding any of the kool-aid mix.
Feb 5, 2017
had to try this have never heard of it - and OMG they are amazing - can't believe I ever have heard of them - they will be a standard at our house and can't wait to try them at a party.
May 2, 2016
these are my FAAAAAVVVV
Jun 24, 2015
Even easier, buy the dill chip pickles presliced uniformly.
Jan 17, 2015
These are way better with kosher dill pickles. We've been eating Kool aid pickles since my childhood here in Texas my daughter who is 16 has enjoyed them lifelong as well. Kosher dills aren't as salty.
Jan 26, 2014
This recipe sounded interesting and so easy I had to try it. Great tasting pickle. Thanks for sharing.
Sep 20, 2013
From reading Taste of Home's Recipes Across America Cookbook I learned that a favorite treat among schoolkids living in the Mississippi Delta is Kool-Aid Pickles. I thought they sounded interesting, so I gave them a try. I used the Kool-Aid flavor of tropical punch. The pickles had a sweet and sour flavor but not any trace of the tropical punch flavor. They did take on a blue color, which was fun to me. My husband, 3 of the kids and myself liked these a lot.
Jul 11, 2011
Better than I thought they would be! You can taste the sweetness and kool-aid for the first few crunches, then end up with all dill. Pretty good, and my kids like them (they won't eat regular dill yet).