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Best Spicy Pickles, How to Make Sweet and Spicy Pickles from Dill Pickles

These are perhaps the easiest and best spicy pickles you can make at home. This is not a recipe for pickling cucumbers, but rather a method for how to make spicy pickles from store bought dill pickles. Quick, easy and full of flavor, these unique Homemade Sweet and Spicy Pickles will be a staple in your refrigerator.
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Resting time 2 hours
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 157kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 46-oz jars whole dill pickles not Kosher
  • 4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons hot pepper sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dehydrated minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper

Instructions

  • Drain and discard the pickling juice from the dill pickles (or save the juice and use to marinate chicken wings).
  • Slice the pickles in thick, nice size chips, (larger than quarter-inch, less than half-inch) and place in a large bowl.
  • Add remaining ingredients and stir to mix. Allow to rest for about 2 hours. Stir from the bottom several times. The sugar will dissolve and the pickles will produce its own liquid.
  • Place the chips in jars distributing the liquid among the jars. Seal and refrigerate for 3 or 4 days before enjoying and gift giving.

Nutrition

Calories: 157kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 31mg | Potassium: 9mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg