I bought a jar of these little dandies at a craft fair last year, and have been looking for some in stores without success. So instead I decided to find a recipe and make some. These are very hot with the seeds, or less so if seeded first. A cowboy candy slice is delicious served with cream cheese on a cracker. For a nice appetizer presentation, place 3 oz block of cream cheese on a plate. Top with 2 tbsp of cowboy candy, and place crackers around the edges of the plate. Note of warning: when slicing the jalapeno, I suggest wearing disposable latex gloves. Also, the fumes, while slicing and cooking, are strong (but fabulous)! This recipe represents the state of Texas.
- Slice jalapenos, and place in a small sauce pan.
- Add water and sugar.
- Cook over medium heat until boiling.
- Reduce temperature to low, and simmer until the liquid has reduced, and the sugar water has become syrup-like (about 15- 20 minutes depending on temperature of heat source).
- Let cool and place in clean jelly jar.
- Store in refrigerator.
This is oh SOOOOOOO good. I made these yesterday and can't stay out of the jar. Who needs cream cheese. I only left the seeds in one pepper and deseeded the others as was not sure how hot but next time will probably half them. For sure I will double or triple the next time around. Thanks for sharing this absolutely delicious recipe.
Delicious little spicy gems! A great way to use up that huge bag of jalapeÃ±os from the produce market. Make sure you AT LEAST double the recipe because they cook down to nothing! You'll be sorry if you don't double it. I also added a little kosher salt to mine for that sweet/salty taste. Mmmm... thanks PanNan!
Very good! Suggest at least doubling the recipe. I seeded the jalapenos first, and they were still pretty spicy. But of course I was eating them straight out of the pot with no cream cheese to cool them down. Nice to find a recipe that uses fresh jalapenos. Thanks for sharing, Nan!