Candied Jalapenos

Candied Jalapenos
I am a fan of spicy hot chili peppers and I always have a jar of pickled jalapeno peppers in my fridge so when I heard about candied jalapenos I just had to try making them! Candied jalapenos are pretty much just pickled jalapenos that are sweetened with sugar. Whoa! Spicy and tangy jalapenos that are also sweet? Yum! Candied jalapenos are nice and easy to make; you just need to slice up a bunch of jalapeno chili peppers and simmer them in a combination of vinegar and sugar which adds the tanginess from the vinegar and the sweetness from the sugar to the jalapenos. That's it! With just a few minutes of effort you have a nice sized batch of candied jalapenos and I can really see why they are called candied jalapenos because they are so good that I just devour them, like popping candy! These candied jalapenos can of course be used in things like sandwiches, salads, on pizzas, etc. in addition to just eating them straight out of the jar!

Candied Jalapenos

Candied Jalapenos

Candied Jalapenos

Candied Jalapenos

Candied Jalapenos
Candied Jalapenos

Candied Jalapenos

Servings: 64(4 cups or 64 1 tablespoon servings)

Sweet, tangy and spicy candied jalapenos, aka cowboy candy.

  • 3 pounds jalapeno peppers, sliced into 1/8-1/4 inch slices
  • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups cider vinegar
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  1. Bring the everything to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Note: Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 months.
Option: Use proper canning procedures to store at room temperature for longer periods of time.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 12, Fat 0 (Saturated 0, Trans 0), Cholesterol 0, Sodium 1mg, Carbs 2.2g (Fiber 0.6g, Sugars 1.5g), Protein 0.2g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


Heather Christo said...

wow! these look so delicious!


These would be perfect on a sandwich! I can't wait to try these jalapenos!

Julie Wampler said...

I bet these are addicting!!

We Are Not Martha said...

Pinned and making for my husband for his birthday... Because this is basically his ideal food :)


Tracy said...

I think these would be great with cheese and crackers

Kevin Lynch said...

Tracy: They are! :)

Nancy Baxter said...

If you wanted to process these jalopenos in a hot water bath, how long would you do it for?

Karen said...

It looks like you used mustard seeds instead of coriander seeds.

Kevin Lynch said...

Karen: Those are the celery seeds that are smaller.

Vito Y said...

I've now made this a half dozen times so I'll happy to see it's on your top list for this year. I vary the pepper types for heat and flavor and have also turned it into a relish. Thanks for a great year.

Michael Tobias said...

well i made these little delights not being a big fan a hot. That being said,I used pickling spices instead of the coriander and celery seed. I think I will use food gloves next time my fingers and still burning.

Billy said...

These candied Jalapenos look so great! I love the way the pictures look, I'm super excited to make them at home!

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