Homemade Cowboy Candy Recipe

Homemade Cowboy Candy Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image Credit: ChilliChump via YouTube


Have you heard of cowboy candies before? If not, they are candied jalapenos that are best paired with almost anything you can pair them with. I love them adding them to my salad and hamburgers. Consuming them until there’s nothing left takes a lot faster than actually making them, but that’s what makes them taste incredible! Plus, you can store and eat them for a few months, isn’t that great? Let ChilliChump via YouTube show us how it’s properly done, both quick and easy!



  • 3 lbs. Jalapenos, fresh and firm
  • 2 cups Cider vinegar
  • 6 cups Granulated sugar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon Celery seed
  • 3 teaspoons Granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper, ground

You’ll also need

  • Canning Jars


Step 1

Wear a pair of gloves then start removing the stems from each jalapeno pepper, slice them into uniform sizes or around 1/8 to ¼ inch rounds, then set aside. If you have a food processor, you can use that to cut the jalapeno peppers instead. Place a large pot on medium-high heat, then put the cider vinegar, white sugar, turmeric, celery seed, granulated garlic, and cayenne pepper, bring them to a boil then reduce heat and let it simmer for about 5 minutes.


Step 2

Add the pepper slices and let them simmer for exactly 4 minutes. Then using a slotted spoon transfer the peppers (leave the syrup on the pot) onto sterile and clean canning jars, fill the jar up to about ¼ inch of the upper rim. Turn the heat up then bring the syrup to a full rolling boil, let it boil hard for about 6 minutes. Pour the boiling syrup evenly onto the jars filled with jalapeno peppers. Insert a cooking chopstick or a popsicle stick to the bottom of the jar two to three times to release ant trapped pockets of air. Wipe the rims of the jar with a clean and damp towel. Place the lids onto the jars.

How to Make Canned Cowboy Candy
Image Credit: ChilliChump via YouTube

Step 3

Place a towel or cloth at the bottom of the canner (large pot or pressure cooker), then place the jars and cover them with water up to the rim. Bring the water to a full rolling boil, then set a timer for 10 minutes to 15 minutes. Once the timer goes off, remove the jars using tongs then place them onto a cooling rack. Leave them to cool, undisturbed for 24 hours. One cool, wipe them clean with a damp cloth to remove any sticky texture, then label the jars. Allow it to mellow for at least 2 weeks and up to 1 month before eating. But you can still consume them immediately upon cooling. For the leftover syrup, you may transfer them onto jars and use them to brush on grilled meat, add to potato salad, etc.

Easy Candied Jalapeno Tutorial
Image Credit: ChilliChump via YouTube


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Homemade Cowboy Candy Recipe

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