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Quick Kool-Aid Pickles

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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.

Tangy, sweet, and sour these Kool Aid Pickles are a crazy twist on a usually savory condiment. You might not have heard of them before but they’re pretty popular!  If you want to get your taste buds twirling in excitement for something new, then try the tangy flavors that will leave any kind hearted individual wanting more- or maybe just one pickle will do?

Quick Kool-Aid Pickles
Quick Kool-Aid Pickles

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.

How long does it take for Kool-Aid pickles to be ready?

Now put the jar in your refrigerator to let all those delicious pickles soak up some Kool-Aid. After about one week you’ll have a treat that is sure to make any day brighter!

Kool-Aid Pickles Sliced Open
Kool-Aid Pickles Sliced Open

Party Theme

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.

Black Cherry Pickles
Black Cherry Pickles

What is the best Kool-Aid flavor for pickles?

The flavor and color of the pickles will depend on the Kool-Aid mix. Did you know that there are so many Kool-Aid flavors to choose from? You can get anything from cherry, tropical punch or watermelon. If your favorite pickle flavor runs more on the sweet side, then try strawberry, tropical punch or cherry, and lemonade for a tangy treat!

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.

Imagine the perfect balance of tangy and sweet with a hint sour to make up for it. Now add in some Kool-Aid Pickles, that’s right just like in those wild drinks you might have tasted at summer picnic or on vacation! These pickled cucumbers are not only tasty but also fun to eat because they’re different as can be.

Cherry Flavored Pickles Served on a Plate

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.

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Quick Kool-Aid Pickles

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.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: game day, pickle
Servings: 32 Ounces
Calories: 15.5kcal



  • Drain pickle juice from jar into bowl.
  • Add 1 Kool-Aid packet and stir to the pickle juice and stir.
    Adding Kool-Aid to the Pickle Juice
  • Add the 1/2 cup sugar into the pickle juice. Stir until dissolved.
    Adding Sugar to the Juice
  • Remove pickles from jar and cut each in half lengthwise and put back into the jar.
    Slice Pickles and Return them to 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!
    Cherry Flavored Pickles

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Calories: 15.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.9g | Protein: 0.2g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 248.1mg | Potassium: 26.1mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 3.5g | Vitamin A: 51.9IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 11.9mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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