We recently had some dear friends from San Antonio come through our area. They stopped off at our house en route to their destination to spend a couple of days with us. Before making the trip our friend asked if there was anything we would like for them to bring us from San Antonio. I immediately replied, "candied jalapenos." We have not had any since leaving Texas. They arrived a few days later bearing the scrumptious gift. (we have already eaten 1/2 of one of the jars.) 😋
A couple of days later it occurred to me, "I can make my own candied jalapenos!" It's a simple thought, I know.....I'm not sure why I didn't think of it before, but I didn't. 😯 Obviously I don't know if my recipe will turn out as well as the ones I've been enjoying this week, but it's definitely worth a try! This time of year we have peppers coming out of our ears. I have made tons of jalapeno poppers, and they are fabulous, but at some point we need to find something else to do with all of these jalapenos. Cowboy candy or candied jalapenos is the answer.
For those of you who have never tried them.....you have NO idea what you've been missing. This is definitely NOT a health food item. They are loaded with tons of sugar. That's why they are called Cowboy Candy. When I tell you that the jalapenos are candied, that's exactly what they are. When they are served on a Ritz cracker with cream cheese, it's pure Heaven. (many of our Texas friends already know this, but people from other states might be in the dark so that's why I'm sharing this information) I'm not going to include the recipe because it would take too long to write it down. You can, however, look up a recipe if you're interested in making them should you have an exorbitant amount of jalapenos on hand. I will include the link to the one that I used below.
Here are a few before and after pictures. Like I said earlier, I don't know if mine will turn out as well as the ones our friends brought us. (fingers crossed!!!) If you read the recipe, you will read that you must allow the candied jalapenos to candy for a minimum of 4 weeks. Time will tell.....I will let you know in the coming months how they turned out. 🤞🤞🙏🙏