Cowboy Candy

These Pickled Jalapenos also known as Cowboy candy are the perfect pairing of sweet and heat.

I was wondering what to do with the pounds and pounds of Jalapenos I have in my garden.

I was also wondering what I was going to make this month for the food in jars Mystery Challenge The month of July is all about hot packing. Marissa from Food in Jars  tells you all about it. You can also go to her website if you are interested in the challenges each month.

I have several friends who were taking about these candied Jalapenos and wondered if I could make my own. So I went on line and boy did I find a bunch of recipes for them.

I need to warn you, if you are going to make this you should wear gloves. Also the steam from these while they are cooking may irritate your lungs. So be advised to take precautions.

I made a video on how I made them and you can watch it below.

Cowboy Candy


3 pounds jalapenos
2 cups cider vinegar
3 cups brown sugar
3 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pickling spices


Using gloves thinly slice jalapeno peppers and set a side.
In a medium saucepan add cider vinegar, brown and white sugar and pickling spices. Bring to a boil for about 5 minutes or until the sugars are disolved. Add jalapenos and bring to a boil for about 5 minutes.
Place jalapenos in clean jars. Place hot liquid in clean jars leaving about a 1/2 inch head space. Wipe the rims of the jars with a wet paper towel then secure lid and band. Process in a water bath for 10 minutes.

Peace be with you,