and other scrumptious sweets

Cowboy Candy September 5, 2012

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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.

Sweet treats to you,



3 Responses to “Cowboy Candy”

  1. Steve Says:

    This looks delicious! Will have to try it!

  2. Terra Agueda Says:

    These look great and I would love to make them. However, I don’t have access to fresh jalapenos very easily (I live in Belize). How could this be modified to use the canned jalapenos? I was sent your way by Muy Bueno Cookbook’s blog- look forward to using your advice to make yummy treats!

    • Katiepies Says:

      Welcome to Katiepies!! Love those gals at Muy Bueno-they are the reason we started this blog. I would assume you could use canned or jarred-not pickled-and not cook them for the 5 min. in the vinegar-sugar mixture. Just put them in the jars and boil the vinegar-sugar mixture and process accordingly. Please let us know how they turn out. Give them a couple of weeks to mellow.

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