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Cowboy Candy

Cowboy Candy – Candied Jalapenos

You'll pop these jalapenos like candy, even if you're a spice weenie. Cowboy Candy is addictive sweet candied jalapenos that are great with cream cheese.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword candied, cowboy candy, jalapenos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 32 servings
Calories 51 kcal
Author Christie Vanover


  • 10 jalapenos
  • 3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped


  1. Wearing plastic gloves, slice the stems off of the jalapenos. Core out the seeds. Slice each pepper into 1/8 to 1/4-inch slices.
  2. Stir the remaining ingredients together in a large saucepot. Heat over high heat stirring occasionally for about 7 minutes or until it comes to a frothy boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in the jalapenos, and simmer for 8 more minutes, stirring occasionally. They will start to change color. That's a good thing.
  4. Remove the peppers from the syrup using a slotted spoon. Spoon into a large glass jar.
  5. Bring the syrup to a boil and boil 5 more minutes. Carefully pour the syrup into the jar of peppers.
  6. Allow to cool at room temperature for at least 30 minutes, and then refrigerate.
Nutrition Facts
Cowboy Candy – Candied Jalapenos
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 51
% Daily Value*
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Vitamin A 45IU1%
Vitamin C 5.3mg6%
Calcium 1mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.