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4.89 from 9 votes

Candied Pickles

Sweet Candied Dill Pickles are an old-fashioned favorite.  Perfect served at BBQs, tailgates, and even some Holiday tables!  Try these pickles once and you won't go back to store-bought sweet pickles.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time3 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Condiment, Snack
Cuisine: American, Southern
Servings: 30 Servings
Calories: 52kcal
Author: Beth Mueller




  • Slice pickles into 3/4 to inch slices.
  • Place pickles back into the original jar.
  • Add sugar, vinegar, and pickling spices to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Boil for 2 minutes then remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • Allow liquid to cool for 10 to 20 minutes, this avoids breaking or cracking the glass with thermal shock.
  • Pour liquid over pickles in the jar.
  • Seal jar and refrigerate for 24 hours to 48 hours, giving the jar a shake a few times a day, making sure lid is sealed tightly to avoid leaks.
  • Serve as desired.


Pickles will keep for up to 30 days in the refrigerator.
Pickling spices can be omitted.
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Serving: 4Pickle Slices | Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.9g | Sodium: 552mg | Sugar: 13.4g