Kool Aid Pickles – pickles soaked in Kool Aid to make the best sweet and sour snack! A fun, easy project for kids and a snack everyone will love.
It has been a week in Texas, you guys.
We got about 5 inches of snow, spent 3 days in freezing temps without power, can’t find gas or milk anywhere.
I would like to move somewhere tropical, please.
The good news is that I put these Kool Aid Pickles in the fridge literally the day before we lost power and managed to keep them cool until the power came back.
Yes, I did travel with 3 kids, 4 dogs, and a jar of pickles when we finally gave in and went to stay with family who had power. Totally normal.
You have to try these if you’ve never had one! They’re a great, easy project for kids and they are a delicious sweet and sour snack for all ages!
What Are Kool Aid Pickles?
Just like the name sounds, they are pickles soaked in Kool Aid! Well, the Kool Aid gets added to the pickle brine the pickles came in along with some sugar. The pickles soak up all the flavor and color from the Kool Aid while they sit in the fridge for a few days.
Kool Aid Pickles originated in Mississippi and are now known as a southern thing. I have to guess that the person who invented them was looking for a sweet and sour snack and they came up with the perfect thing!
- 1 packet Kool Aid – use whatever flavor you like but cherry is going to produce the brightest color
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 24 ounce jar of dill pickle spears
- Remove pickles from jar, leaving the liquid
- Stir granulated sugar and Kool Aid powder into pickle liquid until dissolved
- Gently place pickles back in jar
- Replace lid and let sit in refrigerator for at least 5 days before serving
What Kind of Kool Aid To Use
You can use any flavor of Kool Aid that you want but the red (cherry) is going to make the brightest pickles. We love using the grape Kool Aid but it results in almost black pickles that don’t look super appetizing. Any flavor is going to be delicious though!
How Long To Let Them Sit
They need to sit in the refrigerator for at least 5 days before serving. They will continue to absorb the color and flavor the longer they sit though so feel free to leave them in there even longer!
How Long Are They Good For
These pickles will be good in the fridge for up to 2 months.
What To Serve with Them
I like to keep these in the fridge as a quick snack for my kids. They love trying all the different flavors.
You can also take them to a barbecue or any summer party. Pickles go great with pretty much anything summer-y!
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- 1 (24 ounce) jar dill pickle spears
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 (.16 ounce) packet Kool Aid
- Remove pickles from jar to a bowl, leaving pickle juice in jar.
- Stir granulated sugar and Kool Aid into pickle juice until dissolved.
- Return pickle spears to jar.
- Return top to jar and refrigerate for at least 5 days.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 258Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 295mgCarbohydrates: 66gFiber: 0gSugar: 65gProtein: 0g