32 oz. jar whole dill pickles
1 block (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp. fresh dill weed
½ tsp dried dill weed
¼ tsp each of garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, granulated sugar, salt & pepper
Stir up the cream cheese in a bowl until smooth. (If the cream cheese isn’t softened enough, toss in the microwave for 10 seconds).
Add in the fresh dill and all dried ingredients and stir to combine.
Remove pickles from the jar and place on paper towels to remove excess liquid. Cut the ends of each pickle off.
Core the middle of the pickle using various sizes of corers. (I linked the ones I bought below).
Next scoop the cream cheese mixture into a plastic bag and make a small cut in one corner of the bag. Pipe the cream cheese mixture into the pickles one by one.
Using your fingers, push the cream cheese mixture in both sides of the pickle to make sure the pickle is full of the cream cheese mixture. Pipe in more of the mixture as needed.
Once all pickles are full, place in the fridge to let the cream cheese harden for 2 hours.
When ready to serve, cut up each pickle into pieces and put out some toothpicks. These are addicting and will be gone in minutes!
If you've never had a pickle bite, you are missing out! My sister-in-law, Mel brought these marvels into my life 6 years ago and I am forever changed! Ha!
Pickles can be addicting on their own but adding this delicious dill cream cheese mixture, makes these little bites irresistible. When I find the super large whole pickles in the grocery store, I immediately buy them because the larger the pickle, the easier to core and stuff. Don't be intimidated by coring the pickle. I used to use a large metal straw to core the pickle. It was a process and I don't recommend. Grab these corer's and save yourself some time.
Corer and Pitter --> Amazon
Sometimes I have to use two different sizes on one pickle to core the middle properly. This can be tricky but with practice, it definitely gets easier. And sometimes, I completely ruin a pickle and end up getting a snack while prepping these! ;-)
Please try these for your next gathering and let me know how quickly they disappear!