2 (32 ounce) jars dill pickles
4 cups white sugar, divided
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 tablespoon pickling spice
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.
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.