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Sep 20, 2007 11:39 AM

KoolAid Pickles Receipe

Alton Brown got me intrigued about KoolAid Pickles! Does anyone have a receipe for them. I am coming up dry on my searches.

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  1. I don't have anything tried and true, but a google for Koolickle comes up with lots of references. Let me know how they turn out though - I saw this same episode and am very curious. I love both koolaid and pickles.

    1. The idea of such pickles gives me the shudders, but here's a recipe for you.

      1. Here's the recipe that I used. I adapted this from several online recipes. This recipe
        is in my own words and not copied from any other source.


        Prep time: 10 minutes
        Soaking time: 24hrs to 1 week

        1 - (46-ounce) jar whole dill pickles (not kosher due to garlic), drained
        1 - cup granulated sugar
        2 - cups water
        2 - packets unsweetened Cherry Kool-Aid (the size that makes 2-quarts)

        Drain the juice from the pickle jar. It's not used in this recipe.
        Remove the pickles from the jar and cut each one in half lengthwise.
        Return the pickles to the jar.
        In a large bowl, combine sugar, water and the contents of the two Kool-Aid packets.
        Mix until the sugar has completely dissolved.
        Pour enough of the liquid into the pickle jar to cover the pickles.
        Replace lid on jar and refrigerate at least 24 hours. Several days to a week is better.

        Makes one 46-ounce jar of pickles.

        You end up with a sweet, sour, salty pickle treat, similar to bread and butter pickles.

        1. The Dallas Morning News did a story about Kool-Aid pickles in July - very interesting. I had never heard of such a thing. There's a recipe, too - seems similar to the one Antilope has posted.

          Here's a link to the article:

          If you make them, be sure to give us a detailed report. I can't decide if they sound good or bad. Antilope said they are sorta' like a bread and butter pickle. I think that sounds good. Let us know!