Cowboy Candy (Candied Jalepenos) Recipe

A must for any Texans in blood or in spirit! Spicy, snappy candy made with jalepeno peppers!

Cowboy Candy (Candied Jalepenos) Recipe

How To Make Cowboy Candy (Candied Jalepenos)

A perfect combination of sweet and spicy for those who love an extra kick of spiciness.

Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Total: 40 mins


  • 4 lb fresh jalapeño peppers , sliced
  • 2 lb onions, diced
  • 8 cups sugar
  • ½ cup vinegar
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 tbsp mustard seed
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 2 tsp celery seed, optional
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ginger


  1. Slice jalapeños into thin slices and dice onions

  2. Place in pan with water and vinegar, bring to a boil, reduce heat & simmer for about 10 min or until tender.

  3. Pour off most of the water vinegar mixture, add the sugar and spices.

  4. Bring to soft candy temperature to completely dissolve sugar about another 10 minutes.
  5. Place boiling mixture into jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace.
  6. Adjust caps.

Recipe Notes

I would suggest a pair of rubber gloves for handling jalapeños, and from personal experience, do not touch your face!


  • Sugar: 36g
  • :
  • Calcium: 15mg
  • Calories: 153kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 38g
  • Fat: 1g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 135mg
  • Protein: 1g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 3mg
  • Vitamin A: 407IU
  • Vitamin C: 46mg
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