Pickled Candied Jalapenos: A Sweet and Spicy Delight

These jalapenos are so addicting! AKA Cowboy Caviar and can be used just like regular pickles on sandwiches, as a snack, as an accompaniment to any lunch and a great addition to a pot luck. They are super simple to make and last in the refrigerator for up to three months.

I made these jalapenos for an after Thanksgiving sandwich I was making and they tasted great with the cranberry sauce, turkey and mayo. I made it on cranberry wild rice bread and it was almost perfection. The original recipe can be found at Closet Cooking Candied Jalapenos and they are really worth the little effort if you like to add spice to your dishes. The sweet and spicy pairs well with cream cheese, brie cheese, anywhere you might use a pepper style jelly. Also, please check out Closet Cooking if you have a chance, the recipes are delicious and the pictures are mouth watering. I must admit I have a slight food blog addition and I am beginning to compile my list of recipes for next year. It’s going to be fun and delicious!

Please give these a try if you want to try something a little outside your comfort zone. You won’t be disappointed. And how about these cute little jars? These jars can be found in most grocery stores now days, it makes it so fun to give these as gifts as well.

Pickled Candied Jalapenos Recipe

Candied Jalapeños (a.k.a Cowboy Candy) – The Fountain Avenue Kitchen

Pickled Candied Jalapenos

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 350 kcal


  • 1 stock pot


  • lbs jalapenos cut ¼ in thick
  • cloves garlic
  • cups cider vinegar
  • cups sugar
  • tsp coriander seeds
  • tsp celery seed


  • Add all the ingredients to a stock pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5-10 min.
  • Pour into jars or other sealed containers and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 months.



Cooking Tips for Perfect Pickled Candied Jalapenos

Candied Jalapeños Recipe

While I won’t be sharing the recipe today, I do have some tips to help you make the best Pickled Candied Jalapenos.

  • Firstly, always choose fresh jalapenos. They should be firm, bright green, and free from blemishes. Fresh jalapenos will give you the best flavor and crunch.
  • Secondly, when preparing the jalapenos, remember to wear gloves. Jalapenos contain capsaicin, which can cause a burning sensation on your skin.
  • Thirdly, don’t rush the pickling process. Allow the jalapenos to soak in the pickling liquid for at least 24 hours. This will ensure that they absorb all the wonderful flavors.
  • Lastly, store your Pickled Candied Jalapenos in a clean, airtight jar. This will keep them fresh and crunchy for longer.

FAQs about Pickled Candied Jalapenos

Cowboy Candy (Candied Jalapeno Peppers) - Taste of Artisan

I often get questions about this unique treat, so let’s address some of them:

  • Q1: Can I use other types of peppers? Yes, you can! Feel free to experiment with different types of peppers. Just remember that the heat level will vary.
  • Q2: How long do Pickled Candied Jalapenos last? If stored properly, they can last for up to a year in the refrigerator.
  • Q3: What can I serve with Pickled Candied Jalapenos? They are incredibly versatile and can be served with a variety of dishes. Read on for some serving suggestions!

Serving Suggestions for Pickled Candied Jalapenos

Candied Jalapenos - Cowboy Candy Recipe - Binky's Culinary Carnival

Pickled Candied Jalapenos are a versatile condiment that can elevate any dish. They’re fantastic on burgers, sandwiches, and pizzas, adding a sweet and spicy kick. You can also chop them up and add them to salads or salsas for an unexpected burst of flavor. And if you’re feeling adventurous, try them with cheese and crackers for a gourmet snack.

In conclusion, Pickled Candied Jalapenos are a delightful blend of sweet and spicy that can add a unique twist to your meals. With these tips and tricks, you’ll be able to make and enjoy them in no time. So why wait? Embark on this culinary adventure and discover the exciting world of Pickled Candied Jalapenos!

Remember, the joy of cooking lies not just in the ingredients or the recipe, but in the creativity and love you pour into it. So go ahead, whip up some Pickled Candied Jalapenos, and let each bite take you on a thrilling flavor journey.

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