Cowboy Candy is the ultimate sweet and spicy mix! Perfect on burgers, sandwiches, nachos, or on their own! This time of year the jalapenos and banana peppers are in abundance. This is a great way to use them before they turn bad.
This year, my jalapeno pepper plants have not been producing very many peppers. Since I had a handful of banana peppers and a handful of jalapenos, I just combined them together to make the best cowboy candy I have ever made.
What is Cowboy Candy?
Spicy jalapeño peppers and other different peppers if you choose, are marinated in a sweet sugar glaze. The peppers soften while maintaining their heat, which is offset by the sugar-based glaze.
If you do not want it as hot, you can remove the seeds. However, I left the seeds in mine and they are AMAZING!
Of course, while the star of this recipe is the candied jalapenos, don't miss out on that delicious syrup!
Once you fill your jars with the peppers and the syrup, you will have some left over. I put it in a jar by itself and use it for things like drinks, ice cream, and more. It's like you get two recipes in one with this delicious Cowboy Candy.
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- The Best Homemade Pickled Jalapeños
- Mummy Jalapeno Poppers #HalloweenTreatsWeek
- 2 cups of apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- 1/2 tablespoon of turmeric
- 1/2 tablespoon of ginger
- 4 cups of chopped jalapenos
- In a large pot, add the apple cider vinegar, white sugar, and brown sugar and bring to a boil. Once it boils, turn down the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Now, add in the salt, turmeric, and ginger. Mix well.
- Add in the chopped jalapenos and simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
- Take the clean and sanitized canning jars and fill them with the jalapenos and the syrups. use a knife to stick down in the jars to remove any bubbles.
- Clean the rims with vinegar and place the lids on finger tight. You do not have to can these if you plan on eating them all within a month.
- However, you can water bath can them for 10 minutes.
- Then, let them rest on your pantry shelf for two weeks before cracking a jar open.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 28Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 107mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 7gProtein: 0g