Candied Jalapeño Peppers

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Cynna

Great snack for heat-lovers. From our Southern neighbors in Mexico. Posted for Zaar World Tour II '06

Top Review by CraftScout

Ummm, we followed the recipe and couldn't get these to work. Not only did they not "candy", but when we tried them later there was NO heat left in the jalapenos. I'm sorry, but I just don't know what the other reviewers did that worked that we didn't do . . .

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut the pepper lengthwise into four strips, cleaning out white pith and seeds.
  2. Combine the sugar and water. Heat to make a simple syrup.
  3. Cook the jalapeño strips in the simple syrup for a few minutes, then strain the syrup and let the strips cool for a few minutes.
  4. Repeat the cooking process three or four times, reusing the syrup, or until the strips are nicely candied.

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