Kool-Aid Pickles

It’s no secret, we love pickles. When I say we, I’m mostly referring to my niece and I. Anything pickle related we see, we have to try immediately. Since Facebook knows everything we search, do and (as creepy as it sounds) think, they know our love of pickles. One day a post appeared on my feed about Kool Aid Pickles. Essentially they are flavored pickles. You can find the actual recipe here but we’ll post it on this blog as well.

Everything is really simple:

Ingredients
  • 1 32 oz jar dill pickle spears
  • 1 packet kool aid any flavor
  • 3/4 cup sugar
Instructions
  1. In large bowl drain your pickle juice from jar.

  2. Add in Kool aid and sugar to pickle juice and whisk together until dissolved.
  3. Pour back into jar with pickles, you may have a little juice left over.
  4. Seal top and shake.
  5. Place in refrigerator for 5-7 days shaking once a day.

To make each jar, it’ll cost you under $4…. that is if you’re feeling adventurous enough to do it. Once the jar is purchased, you’ll drain the pickle juice from the jar and mix in sugar and any flavor Kool Aid packet. We went with three different jars with grape, cherry and watermelon. I did two of the jars with the help of a friend (yes, I’m that lost in the kitchen) while my niece made one with her mother.

Kool-Aid Pickles

Kool-Aid Pickles

You then pour the pickle juice mixture back in to the jar. Be careful as there will be more mixture then the jar can hold. My niece drank the rest of her watermelon/pickle juice mix and loved it. I’m telling you, we are some weird people.

After all that is done, you let the jars sit in your fridge for 5-7 days.

Kool-Aid Pickles

By the time, they were complete it was another niece’s birthday party so they were given out to anybody willing to try them. Unfortunately only my niece and I gave them a go. Every single other person thought they were the grossest looking and least appetizing pickles ever.

Kool-Aid Pickles

Kool-Aid Pickles
from l to r, cherry, watermelon, grape

So how did they taste?

Well we hate to admit it but everybody was right. My niece enjoyed the watermelon and said they were really good yet she refused to have another one again. We both thought the grape was disgusting and had to spit that out. The cherry, I thought, wasn’t too bad. It was a bit sweet but the cherry and pickle mix wasn’t delicious enough to allow me to finish a pickle. My niece thought this was the grossest of all pickles and ran to the trash can like a college student after 15 shots of tequila.

Neither of us had more than one bite of a pickle and ended up having to toss the rest of the pickles out as not a soul wanted to take home the pickles as a keepsake. This was the biggest epic fail of anything pickle related we have ever tried. We cannot recommend anybody doing this. Please learn from our mistakes.

I’m always open to any recipe you have as long as they require little effort or work. You can leave them in the comments, post them on social media or e-mail them to [email protected].

Happy Dining,
Eddy


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