EASY 3 INGREDIENT Candied Jalapenos recipe! You only need jalapenos, sugar and water to make refrigerator candied jalapenos! Use these as a appetizer dip, on top of crackers or in dinner dishes! Store in refrigerator or use for canning!
These 3 Ingredient Candied Jalapenos. Oh goodness gracious. Don’t ask me how many I ate over the past few days. Ok, don’t ask me. Seriously don’t. Ok I might have eaten a entire jar already and made another today. I said don’t ask me!
Honestly, I have no self control with these.
Some people refer to these as Cowboy Candy because of how addictive they are to eat! They’re sugary just like candy, but also spicy due to the jalapenos.
They’re sweet. They’re spicy. They’re just right. They are the perfect combo of sweet jalapeno with a kick. They are amazing on crackers with a little piece of cheddar cheese. The cheese balances out the heat with a little coolness.
You can even eat them right out of the jar with a spoon. I won’t judge you because I might do that too…. 🙂
Our jalapeno plants in the garden are growing like crazy! I feel like we’re picking pounds and then a few days later it’s a few more pounds. Our green bell peppers are always warriors and grow great but who knew their cousin Mr. Jalapeno was such a warrior too? These are definitely a keeper in the garden for decades to come!
And look at the size of them too!
I’m totally ok with these plants yielding so many peppers because I’m absolutely crazy with this candied jalapenos recipe! I am going to make a few jars of these jalapenos to last me a few months but I doubt they are going to last that long!
Directions on How to Make
You only need 3 ingredients for this candied jalapenos recipe, fresh jalapenos, sugar and water.
First you will want to slice your jalapenos using a knife. I like to remove the seeds because with the seeds they’re too spicy for me, so use your judgement. Either way, wear gloves during this process because your hands will feel the heat!
Add jalapenos, water and sugar in a small saucepan and bring to a low boil. Reduce temperature and simmer until the liquid has reduced and it resembles syrup. This process takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
As soon as you see the water turn into syrup, turn the heat off – they’re done! Don’t keep cooking them, as the syrup is important for them to remain soft and not to crystallize.
How to Store
Store these candied jalapenos in the refrigerator in a glass jar. These will last in the refrigerator for a few months, but honestly good luck not eating them all within a few days!
If you have a bunch of jalapenos in the garden and don’t know what to do with them – make these! If you bought a bunch of jalapenos from the market and don’t know what to do – make this recipe.
What else can you do with candied jalapenos?
Besides eating them straight out of the jar, or putting them on cheese and crackers, they’re great to adding to recipes too!
I love chopping them up to add to ground beef to add to homemade hamburgers or sloppy joes. We also like to add them on top of tacos, taco casserole and nachos. Oh, and don’t forget to try them on a pulled pork sandwich too – delicious!
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- 2 1/2 cups sliced fresh jalapenos
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup water
- Slice jalapenos into rounds. Remove the seeds if you don’t want them extra spicy. If you want them extra spicy leave the seeds. I would suggest wearing gloves during this part.
- Place jalapenos in a small sauce pan.
- Add water and sugar.
- Cook over medium/high heat until boiling.
- Reduce temperature and simmer until the liquid has reduced and looks like syrup, stirring occasionally. This takes approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour.
- Let cool and place in jar.
- Store in refrigerator.