These pickles soaked in a sugar mixture taste just like candy! They take some time to make, but are a sweet treat.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
5 mins
additional:
14 hrs
total:
14 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
64
Yield:
64 ounces
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Ingredients

64
Original recipe yields 64 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Drain pickles and slice into 1/4 inch pieces. Place in a medium bowl with 2 cups sugar. Stir, cover and allow to stand at room temperature 6 to 8 hours, or overnight.

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  • In a medium saucepan, mix together the remaining sugar, vinegar, water and pickling spice. Bring to a boil. Pour over the pickles. Allow the mixture to stand at room temperature 6 to 8 hours, or overnight.

  • Transfer the pickles to sterile jars and store in the refrigerator. Serve chilled.

Nutrition Facts

54 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 13.7g 4% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 359mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Add about 20 cloves of garlic and you've got a wonderful sweet garlic pickle. I have given these to friends and family for Christmas. Great on sandwiches too. Right from the jar you can't stop eating them. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/08/2014
I made these exactly as the recipe states--didn't alter anything. When I put the sugar on the sliced pickles all the juice started to extract out of the pickles. They ended up these little limp shriveled up pieces in a big bowl full of juice. And somehow the combination of garlic and sweet just doesn't do it for me. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Add about 20 cloves of garlic and you've got a wonderful sweet garlic pickle. I have given these to friends and family for Christmas. Great on sandwiches too. Right from the jar you can't stop eating them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2019
Update: Due to health concerns I have removed sugar from my diet. I now substitue erythritol for the sugar and they are just as delcious. I enjoy giving jars to my friends who eat sugar free, what a thrill. I just love the sweet and slightly salty taste of these pickles! I added onion and bell peppers to mine and had better pickles than my old recipe with much more ease of preperation. Everyone loves them, and you can't find anything close to this tasty in a store. I bought a gallon jug of dill pickles at Sam's and packed mine in plastic storage containers in the refrigerator. They go quick. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
GREAT! I used a large jar of Claussen Garlic Dills I also added hot red pepper flakes & whole cloves along with the pickling spice made them up about a week before Thanksgiving & when I served them everyone raved! They were still very crispy & deliciously spicy sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2005
These are outstanding. Easy to make. I have never had sweet dill pickles before and thought I would try them. Glad I did. Eveyone raved about them. I added 5 cloves of garlic and that added the another flavor to them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
These are absolutely delicious. I am going to make some more to give to friends for Christmas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2008
I have been making these dill pickles for 45 years and they are out of this world Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/01/2004
I was excited to find this recipe. I have a potato salad recipe that needs candied dills & have been unable to find in stores the last few years. I've made this recipe twice & adjusted some measurements for our tastes: 2/3 c. white vinegar 1/3 c. water 5 c. sugar. I also add 1 cinnamon stick with the pickling spice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2005
What a great new easy making. Great flavor different and unique. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2010
I made these for family and coworkers last Christmas. They were a big hit. Will definitely try experimenting with pepper flakes or garlic in future batches. A definite keeper! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/08/2014
I made these exactly as the recipe states--didn't alter anything. When I put the sugar on the sliced pickles all the juice started to extract out of the pickles. They ended up these little limp shriveled up pieces in a big bowl full of juice. And somehow the combination of garlic and sweet just doesn't do it for me. Read More
(1)