3 Ingredient Candied Jalapenos

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!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword candied jalapenos, cowboy candy, jalapenos recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24


  • 2 1/2 cups sliced fresh jalapenos
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water


  1. 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.
  2. Place jalapenos in a small sauce pan.
  3. Add water and sugar.
  4. Cook over medium/high heat until boiling.
  5. Reduce temperature and simmer until the liquid has reduced and looks like syrup, stirring occasionally. This takes approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  6. Let cool and place in jar.
  7. Store in refrigerator.

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