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Candied Jalapenos

Sweet, spicy, and incredibly tasty, these Candied Jalapenos may just be your new favorite! These are also known as "Cowboy Candy" because of how addictive they are!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Servings: 8
Author: The Cookin' Chicks


  • 1 lb jalapenos, fresh
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes


  • Slice jalapenos into rounds. *You don't have to deseed them, we did on about half.
  • In a medium pot, add in the sugar, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, celery seed, ground turmeric, and red pepper flakes.
  • Cook mixture over medium high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and stir for about 5 minutes, or until sugar has dissolved.
  • Add the sliced peppers into the pot and turn heat to high, bringing to a boil once more.
  • Once boiling, turn heat lower and simmer 5 minutes.
  • Spoon the peppers into a jar and allow the liquid to boil over heat 5 additional minutes.
  • Pour into the jar(s) with peppers and allow to cool.
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 3 months.


Recipe adapted from: A Southern Soul
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