Kool-Aid Pickles - Big Bear's Wife - A Southern Recipe! (2024)

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Ready for a great sweet and tangy treat to make the kids this summer? These Kool-aid pickles are fun to make and just as fun to eat!

This recipe was created for Dixie Crystals by BigBear’sWife, post and words written are 100% mine as always.

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Kool-Aid Pickles have been around the south for a while now. I don’t know when these actually became a thing but I’ve found articles online going back to at least 2007!

However, I know people were dipping pickles into Kool-aid powder WAY BEFORE that!

While I’m guessing that these SouthernKool-Aid Pickles are going to be a bit more popular with the kids that adults, they’re still a fun sweet and tangy treat to make at home!

As y’all know, I work with Dixie Crystals twice a months to share amazing dessert recipes with y’all. Well, this month they asked me to make this classic southern treat that involves soaking some pickles using Kool-Aid and I jumped at the chance! My mom loves Kool-Aid and not long ago we were talking about these pickles while we were on vacation in Tennessee.

You only need a few items forKool-Aid Pickles.

  • Dill Pickles
  • Sugar
  • Kool-aid
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How to make Kool-Aid Pickles:

  1. Drain the pickles

    First, you’re going to want to drain all of the juice from your pickles. Don’t toss the juice though! Pour it into a bowl because you’re going to mix theKool-Aid powder with the pickle juice.

    When I made these I originally only going to make them with Cherry Kool-Aid. Then when I was at the store, I saw the packets for Grape and Tropical Punch Kool-Aid and thought that it would be neat to try all three flavors with the pickles and see which one was the best.
    Anyways, back to making the pickles.

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  2. Mixing the Kool-aid with the pickle juice

    Pour the pickle juice from the jar of pickles into a medium bowl. Whisk in the sugar andKool-Aid flavor of your choice. I just used cherry for the photos but you can use any flavor!

  3. Pour it back in!

    Then pour theKool-Aid pickle juice back into the pickle jar. You’re going to have some juice leftover but try to pour it all the way to the top. Close the lid very tight and shake.
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  4. Label it!

    Label them! I know most of the flavors are probably kind of obvious when it comes to colors matched with flavors but if you’re making a jar of cherry and a jar of Tropical Punch pickles, they’re going to look the same in the jar.

    Just snip off the flavor name from theKool-Aid packet and tape it to the back of the jar.

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  5. Let them rest!

    Place the pickles in the fridge and leave them there for 1 week. Make sure though that at least once a week you take the jar out and shake it.
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  6. Time to eat!

    After a week in the fridge, theKool-Aid Pickles are ready to eat.Kool-Aid Pickles - Big Bear's Wife - A Southern Recipe! (8)

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The Cherry Kool-Aid and the Tropical Punch Kool-Aid came out super red.

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These sweet and super tangy!

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The GrapeKool-Aid Pickles came out as a super dark purple almost black color.

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I told Thomas that the PurpleKool-Aid Pickles look like “rotten pickles” and that they would be perfect for Halloween haha.

Just picture those blackishKool-Aid Pickles out on the table with some “Eye Ball” deviled eggs at your Halloween party! Those would be perfect!

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So tell me, have you ever hadKool-Aid Pickles? Have you ever made them?

Give them a try and let me know what you think!

I think the Topicalones were my favorite but I can only handle about half of one. haha

Have you had these pickles before? Have you tried to make them at home? I’d love to hear about your experience with making them and what flavors you decided to try out when you made them.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are KOOL AID PICKLES and KOOLICKLES the same thing?

Yep! Just different names.

What do Kool Aid pickles taste like?

For me, they taste like SUPER tangy pickles.

Where did Kool Aid pickles come from?

Kool-Aid pickles started in the Delta region of Mississippi! Now they’re made all over the south!

Kool-Aid Pickles

I MADE THIS RECIPE FOR DIXIE CRYSTALS AND THEY’VE GOT THE ENTIRE RECIPE POSTED ON THEIR SITE.

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