This quick Kool-Aid Pickles recipe is a very easy and fun recipe for kids to make. There are so many flavors of Kool-Aid to choose from for really pretty colors and unique flavors.
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You might be wondering what Kool-Aid Pickles are…
They are a fun alternative to dill pickles. These pickles are pickles are further brined in Kool-aid (any flavor). Add a bit of sugar too. Wait 5 days and you are in for a uniquely flavored cucumber.
Change the Colors of Pickles
The outside of the pickle will take on a bit of the coloring from the powder. Therefore, if you use an orange flavoring, the pickles will have an orange hue. Today, I used a cherry flavoring.
If you are throwing a birthday party, baby shower, even game day theme; these colored pickles can be so fun to have included in the theme color. Your guests will be wondering how you did this.
What they won’t know is that it took just a few minutes of time, a jar of pickles, flavor packet of Kool-Aid, and a bit of sugar. Make these a week ahead of time. The day of the event, all you have to do is serve.
Unique Combination of Sweet and Tart
Today I made both Cherry and Black Cherry flavored pickles. However, it is easy to make other flavors and colors. Just choose another flavor packet and have fun.
Finding the Right Combination of Flavors
Did you know that there are 22 different flavors that you can try with this recipe. You can find all of the flavoring packets here. Have some family fun.
Do you have grandchildren? Make these one weekend with them and have them come the next weekend to try them. Great memory making recipe.
Fun and Easy Recipe for Kids
This is a fun recipe to make with beginners in the kitchen. There is no boiling or cooking of anything. If you purchase pickles that are already sliced, then that step can be eliminated too. Just pour out the liquid, add the powder and sugar. Mix until dissolved and pour back in the jar. After 5 days…if you can wait that long…they can taste the results of their efforts.
Spruce up Other Recipes with this Kool-Aid Pickles Recipe
If you have recipes that call for pickles, these can be a fun addition. Maybe you will decide not to use them in the potato salad; however, they might be a fun garnish on top. Here are two kinds of potato salad that would be perfect for this garnish. Homestyle and Southern.
Quick Kool-Aid Pickles
- 32 Oz. Dill Pickles Any Brand
- 1 Packet Kool-Aid (.16 Oz) Any Flavor
- 1/2 Cup Sugar
- Drain pickle juice from jar into bowl.
- Add 1 Kool-Aid packet and stir to the pickle juice and stir.
- Add the 1/2 cup sugar into the pickle juice. Stir until dissolved.
- Remove pickles from jar and cut each in half lengthwise and put back into the jar.
- Pour the juice back into the jar over the pickles. Make sure to fill the jar to the top, covering the cucumbers.
- Place the lid back on the jar and refrigerate 5 days. Enjoy!
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