Kool-Aid pickles are a popular treat in the Delta (northwestern Mississippi). Great for eating in the summer, Kool-Aid pickles are surprisingly sweet. I first learned about them when my eleventh grade U.S. History teacher, who was born and raised in the Delta, first told us about them. All of the students in my class wanted to see what it tasted like. One day, our teacher brought us some homemade Kool-Aid pickles and all of us enjoyed them. It is very easy to make but you will have to have some patience while the Kool-Aid magic takes its effect.
All you need is:
a jar of pickles
1 lb of sugar (about 2 1/4 cups) for one gallon jar (amount of sugar depends on the size of the jar)
2 packets of unsweetened cherry Kool-Aid or any other flavor Kool-Aid
Step 1: Separate the Pickle Juice From the Pickles.
Pour the pickle juice in the pot. Make sure you have a pot large enough to hold all of the juice.