Candied Jalapenos Recipe | How to Make Cowboy Candy | White Thunder BBQ

Sweet with some heat!

Step 1: Watch This Video

Full Video Recipe on YouTube here - Watch Video Here!

Step 2: Gather These Ingredients

3 lbs Jalapenos

3 C White Vinegar

3 C White Sugar

1 t Black Peppercorns

1 t Mustard Seed

1/4 t Celery Seed

Step 3: Thinly Slice the Jalapenos

Step 4: Boil Ingredients

Add Vinegar, sugar, mustard seed, peppercorns and celery seed to a pot and bring to a boil.

Add the sliced peppers and cook for 5 minutes, stiring frequently.

Step 5: Add Jalapenos to Pint Jars

Remove peppers and add to sterilized pint jars.

Bring the sugar brine back to a boil and boil for 5 minutes.

Step 6: Add Bring to Jars

Pour the sugar brine over the peppers and leave 1/2'' head room.

Can them if you like.

Step 7: Wait 1 Week

These candied jalapenos go good on anything. Try them on a cracker with a smear of cream cheese!

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7 Discussions


3 months ago

It's been 3 years since I first made these and I plan on making them again because they were so good!


I got a can of these from my wife's grandmother last year, she bought them at a craft show those were fantastic. I found some at a grocery store and can say that they are not the same I hope your recipe matches the ones from the craft show.

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I hope this recipe lives up to the craft shows....I had a similar experience....I had some from a local jam/jelly maker and I tried several times to recreate it. I think I nailed it with this recipe. Let me know how these turn out!!


3 years ago

looks great! By the way you should put the link to your YouTube video. Instructables doesn't embed videos well.

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3 years ago

I'd like to try this. Can you tell me how long you processed them in the canner?

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