Carolyn's KOOL-AID® Pickles
The kids I babysit for love these -- red Kool Aid gives ordinary pickles a bright red color and adds fruity sweetness to their normal tang. I'm told they originated in the Southern US. I've also heard they are bar snacks, which may explain a lot. They are pretty, but I have to admit that I don't care for them very much.
Artificial sweetener can be used in this recipe. Replace sugar with an equivalent measure of artificial sweetener according to the package directions.