This is not your typical candy and not your typical decadent treat from Katiepies. Recently, I was at a party and tried what looked like a simple appetizer of jalapeno’s poured over cream cheese with crackers. Well, what a delicious surprise-it turned out they were candied jalapeno’s and I think I ate a least half of the plate myself. They were hot and sweet with a little kick at the end. I left that party on a mission to recreate this different and delicious appetizer. I found a lot of recipes for candied jalapeno’s also known as “Cowboy Candy” – gotta love the name.
The hardest part is slicing three pounds of jalapeno’s and then waiting the two weeks after you can them to eat them, (this helps the peppers to mellow a little). Otherwise, they are easy to make.
We have had them over cream cheese, brie, added to a pulled pork sandwich and the syrup from the jar is great drizzled over breakfast sausage among other things. So many uses!! One batch makes about 6 small jars.
These won’t appear on our menu-but we highly recommend that you find, buy or make your own.